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Countdown: A History Of Space Flight T.A. Heppenheimer

Countdown: A History Of Space Flight

T.A. Heppenheimer

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ISBN : 9780471144397
Hardcover
398 pages
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This is the first book to take a historians view of the space age, taking a realistic, unglamorized look at astronauts and technology. It answers questions regarding the United States decision to go to the moon, to abandon Skylab 2 and how the ColdMoreThis is the first book to take a historians view of the space age, taking a realistic, unglamorized look at astronauts and technology. It answers questions regarding the United States decision to go to the moon, to abandon Skylab 2 and how the Cold War influenced the space race. It addresses the significance of satellite reconnaissance as well as the Soviet-manned moon effort, Apollo and the politics behind them. It presents newly released information from the former Soviet Union and looks to the future of the space program and the direction it needs to take to serve the public.