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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Breaking the Chains of Gravity looks at the evolving roots of America's space program--the scientific advances, the personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms of the United States military. After the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, getting a man in space suddenly became a national imperative, leading President Dwight D. Eisenhower to pull various pieces together to create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911179
Lccn
2015046643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933596254
  • (OCoLC)933596254
  • 1243674
  • 1257700
  • 1257700
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911179
Lccn
2015046643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933596254
  • (OCoLC)933596254
  • 1243674
  • 1257700
  • 1257700

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