Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA
by
 
Teitel, Amy Shira author.

Title
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA

Author
Teitel, Amy Shira author.

ISBN
9781472911179

Physical Description
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, black and white, color ; 23 cm

Contents
Hobby rocketeers -- The rocket loophole -- The turning tide of war -- Escape and surrender -- Nazi rockets in New Mexico -- Rockets meet airplanes -- A new war, a new missile, and a new leader -- Higher and faster -- Edging into hypersonics -- The floating astronaut -- Space becomes an option -- The first satellite race -- One little ball's big impact -- The fight to control space -- Epilogue: America finds its footing in space.

Corporate Subject
United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
 
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.

Subject Term
Aeronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
 
Aeronautics and state -- Germany -- History.
 
Space race.
 
Astronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
 
Aeronautics and state -- United States -- History.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York ; London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSCIENCES SPACE 629.40973 TEIT32530607662721Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area