Reaching for the Moon

A Short History of the Space Race
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Author(s): Roger D. Launius
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019
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Product Number: Z100150199
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684573257
Narrator/s: Keith Sellon-Wright
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers. At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 and closing with the end of the Apollo program in 1972, Launius examines how early space exploration blurred the lines between military and civilian activities, and how key actions led to space firsts as well as crushing failures. Launius places American and Soviet programs on equal footing-following American aerospace engineers Wernher von Braun and Robert Gilruth, their Soviet counterparts Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov-to highlight key actions that led to various successes, failures, and ultimately the American Moon landing.

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Reaching for the Moon
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Author(s): Roger D. Launius
Narrator(s): Keith Sellon-Wright
Genre: History, Science
Product Number DD47035
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684573240

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