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Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA
Title:
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA
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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York ; London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.

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