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Sputnik : the shock of the century

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2011, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Documents the personal and political events surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for creating the first man-made object in space.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dickson
ISBN: 0802779514 9780802779519
OCLC Number: 705263826
Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Sputnik night --
Gravity fighters --
Vengeance rocket --
An open sky --
The birth of Sputnik --
Red Monday --
Dog days --
American birds --
Ike scores --
Sputnik's legacy.
Responsibility: Paul Dickson.
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Documents the personal and political events surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for creating the first man-made object in space.

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