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Stepping Stones to the Stars : the Story of Manned Spaceflight.

Author: Terry C Treadwell
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2013.
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Stepping Stones to the Stars is the story of manned spaceflight from its inception to the era of the Space Shuttle. It begins with a short history of the evolution of the rocket, before describing the first manned rocket flights by both the Americans and the Russians. There is also the little-known story of what is thought to be the earliest manned rocket flight, said to have taken place in 1933 on the island of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Treadwell, Terry C.
Stepping Stones to the Stars : The Story of Manned Spaceflight.
New York : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry C Treadwell
ISBN: 9780752496788 0752496786
OCLC Number: 852757057
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1 The Birth Of The Rocket; 2 The First Manned Spaceflights; 3 The First Multi-Crewed Spaceflights; 4 The Race To The Moon; 5 A New Era; 6 The Development Of The Space Shuttle; 7 The Space Shuttle Makes Its Appearance; 8 The First Re-Usable Spacecraft; 9 The Building of The Iss; 10 The End Of The Space Shuttle; Appendix; Glossary.

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Stepping Stones to the Stars is the story of manned spaceflight from its inception to the era of the Space Shuttle. It begins with a short history of the evolution of the rocket, before describing the first manned rocket flights by both the Americans and the Russians. There is also the little-known story of what is thought to be the earliest manned rocket flight, said to have taken place in 1933 on the island of Rugen in the Baltic under the control of the German War Ministry. The story continues through Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person in space and Neil Armstrong's 'giant leap for.

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