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Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite

Author: John M Logsdon; Roger D Launius; Robert W Smith
Publisher: Australia : Harwood Academic, ©2000.
Series: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contours of space exploration in the latter half of the 20th century owe much to the seminal but hardly singular event of Sputnik. This work looks at how this event changed history on October  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Logsdon; Roger D Launius; Robert W Smith
ISBN: 9057026236 9789057026232
OCLC Number: 42955324
Description: xx, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Was Sputnik really a saltation? / Walter A. McDougall --
Space flight in the Soviet Union / Roger D. Launius --
Rising from the cradle : Soviet perceptions of space flight before Sputnik / Peter A. Gorin --
Korolev, Sputnik, and the International Geophysical Year / Asif A. Siddiqi --
Korolev's triple play : Sputniks 1, 2 and 3 / James J. Harford --
Sputnik and the creation of the Soviet space industry / William P. Barry --
A setting for the International Geophysical Year / Robert W. Smith --
The Sputniks and the IGY / Rip Bulkeley --
Cover stories and hidden agendas : early American space and national security policy / Dwayne A. Day --
Before Sputnik : national security and the formation of U.S. outer space policy / Kenneth A. Osgood --
Orbiter, overflight, and the first satellite : new light on the Vanguard decision / Michael J. Neufeld --
Ramifications and reactions / John M. Logsdon --
The first Earth satellite : a retrospective view from the future / Sergey Khrushchev --
Building a third space power : Western European reactions to Sputnik at the dawn of the space age / John Krige --
Organizing the United States government for outer space, 1957-1958 / Eilene Galloway --
A certain future : Sputnik, American higher education, and the survival of a nation / John A. Douglass --
Sputnik : a political symbol and tool in 1960 campaign politics / Gretchen J. Van Dyke --
Epilogue. Sputnik and technological surprise / Glenn P. Hastedt.
Series Title: Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Roger D. Launius, John M. Logsdon and Robert W. Smith.

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