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Countdown By T.A. Heppenheimer

Countdown
by T.A. Heppenheimer

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T.A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. "The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is. "-The Times (London) "A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union...
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Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T.A. Heppenheimer

T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. "The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times (London) "A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union ...as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American. "Countdown is by far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories.-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph. "Science writer Heppenheimer's readable account provides a timely historical overview of the early visionaries, the engineers, and the geopolitical forces that placed men on the moon and created today's aerospace industry...A thoughtful analysis that is highly recommended.-Library Journal. "By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen...[Heppenheimer] concentrates unerringly on key elements, both technical and managerial, in this account of man's initial space ventures." -Lee Atwood, Former president and chairman, North American Aviation Corporation. "Like a skilled artisan, Heppenheimer weaves social, political, scientific, technological, military, and economic threads of the history of space flight into a tapestry that reveals fascinating patterns and themes."-Publishers Weekly

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"A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union ... as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American "If you've already got loads of books on the history of space flight, great news: you can give them all to Oxfam ... All you need now is this, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times (London) "By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen."-Lee Atwood, former president and chairman, North American Aviation "By far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories."-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph

About T.A. Heppenheimer


T. A. HEPPENHEIMER, Ph.D., has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. A frequent contributor to Discover, Forbes, Nature, Omni, and American Heritage magazines, he is the author of six previous books, including Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation (Wiley). Dr. Heppenheimer divides his time between Fountain Valley, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents


Wonder-Weapons and Prison Camps: Rocketry Under Stalin and Hitler. Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of America's Rocket Industry. Racing to Armageddon: The Superpowers Begin Their Missile Programs. The Mid-1950s: Spacecraft, Planned and Imagined. "The Russians Are Ahead of Us!": The Space Race Begins. A Promise of Moonglow: Space in the Wake of Sputnik. Afternoon in May: Kennedy Commits to the Moon. High-Water Mark: The Manned Moon Race. Lunar Aftermath: Space Stations and the Shuttle. Electrons in the Void: The Unmanned Space Programs. Space in the Eighties: The Efforts Falter. Renewal and Outlook: Commerce and Cooperation in Space. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR003329337
Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T.A. Heppenheimer
T.A. Heppenheimer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1999-04-12
420
0471291056
9780471291053
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