The Resource Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel

Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel

Label
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA
Title
Breaking the chains of gravity
Title remainder
the story of spaceflight before NASA
Statement of responsibility
Amy Shira Teitel
Title variation
Story of spaceflight before NASA
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency--and in particular its Apollo lunar-landing program--wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer.... Amy Shira Teitel tells the story of America's nascent space program, its scientific advances, its personalities and the rivalries it caused between the various arms of the United States military, right up to the launch of Sputnik in 1957. At this point getting a man in space became a national imperative leading to the creation by Dwight D. Eisenhower of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."--Front flap of jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Teitel, Amy Shira
Dewey number
629.40973/09044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL670
LC item number
.T397 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury Sigma
Series volume
book 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Space race
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-296) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Hobby rocketeers -- The rocket loophole -- The turning tide of war -- Escape and surrender -- Nazi rockets in New Mexico -- Rockets meet airplanes -- A new war, a new missile, and a new leader -- Higher and faster -- Edging into hypersonics -- The floating astronaut -- Space becomes an option -- The first satellite race -- One little ball's big impact -- The fight to control space -- Epilogue: America finds its footing in space
Control code
ocn933596254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911186
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015046643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)933596254
Label
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hobby rocketeers -- The rocket loophole -- The turning tide of war -- Escape and surrender -- Nazi rockets in New Mexico -- Rockets meet airplanes -- A new war, a new missile, and a new leader -- Higher and faster -- Edging into hypersonics -- The floating astronaut -- Space becomes an option -- The first satellite race -- One little ball's big impact -- The fight to control space -- Epilogue: America finds its footing in space
Control code
ocn933596254
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911186
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015046643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)933596254

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