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Sputnik and the Soviet space challenge

Author: Asif A Siddiqi
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on new Russian sources, Siddiqi's book reveals the truth about the Soviet space program to tell a technical, political, and personal history of the major Soviet initiatives. Photos & illustrations.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asif A Siddiqi
ISBN: 081302627X 9780813026275
OCLC Number: 50479309
Notes: Originally published: Challenge to Apollo. Washington, D.C. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000.
Description: xx, 527 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Presage --
First steps --
Stalin and the rocket --
Sputnik --
Designing the first spaceship --
Organizing for the space program --
Gagarin --
Looking to the future --
Space politics --
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth ..." --
Three steps to the moon.
Responsibility: Asif A. Siddiqi.

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First published by NASA in 2000 as ""Challenge to Apollo"", this volume, together with a second volume entitled ""The Soviet Space Race with Apollo"", presents a comprehensive history of the  Read more...

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"The essential reference work for Soviet/Russian space history...for anyone hoping to make sense of the too many 'truths' of Soviet Space history." - Journal of Military History; "We finally have a Read more...

 
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