Reconsidering Sputnik

Reconsidering Sputnik

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This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century.Eilene Galloway participated in the legislative process that led to the enactment of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. As Senior Specialist in International Relations (National Security), Congressional Research Service, Dr.

Title:Reconsidering Sputnik
Author: Roger D. Lanius, John M. Logsdon, Robert W. Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13

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