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Countdown : A History of Space Flight - T. A. Heppenheimer

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A History of Space Flight

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Published: 15th March 1999
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T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits.

"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times (London)

"A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union . . . as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American.

"Countdown is by far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories.-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph.

"Science writer Heppenheimer's readable account provides a timely historical overview of the early visionaries, the engineers, and the geopolitical forces that placed men on the moon and created today's aerospace industry. . . . A thoughtful analysis that is highly recommended.-Library Journal.

"By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen. . . . [Heppenheimer] concentrates unerringly on key elements, both technical and managerial, in this account of man's initial space ventures."-Lee Atwood, Former president and chairman, North American Aviation Corporation.

"Like a skilled artisan, Heppenheimer weaves social, political, scientific, technological, military, and economic threads of the history of space flight into a tapestry that reveals fascinating patterns and themes."-Publishers Weekly

"A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union . . . as good a one-volume overview of space as exists."-Scientific American

"If you've already got loads of books on the history of space flight, great news: you can give them all to Oxfam . . . All you need now is this, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and best written history of space flight there is."-The Times (London)

"By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen."-Lee Atwood, former president and chairman, North American Aviation

"By far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories."-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph

Wonder-Weapons and Prison Camps: Rocketry Under Stalin and Hitler.

Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of America's Rocket Industry.

Racing to Armageddon: The Superpowers Begin Their Missile Programs.

The Mid-1950s: Spacecraft, Planned and Imagined.

"The Russians Are Ahead of Us!": The Space Race Begins.

A Promise of Moonglow: Space in the Wake of Sputnik.

Afternoon in May: Kennedy Commits to the Moon.

High-Water Mark: The Manned Moon Race.

Lunar Aftermath: Space Stations and the Shuttle.

Electrons in the Void: The Unmanned Space Programs.

Space in the Eighties: The Efforts Falter.

Renewal and Outlook: Commerce and Cooperation in Space.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471291053
ISBN-10: 0471291056
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 15th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 15.75  x 2.91
Edition Number: 1