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Escaping the bonds of Earth : the fifties and the sixties

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2009.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The focus here is on the 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to April 1971 in depth: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the establishment of the first Salyut space station and from Alan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Evans
ISBN: 9780387790930 0387790934
OCLC Number: 261924762
Notes: "A history of human space exploration"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 493 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: From the East --
Monkeys to men --
Space spectaculars --
Pushing the envelope --
Onward and upward --
Disaster, recovery, triumph.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Ben Evans.

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