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Countdown: A History of Space Flight T. A. Heppenheimer 0471291056 9780471291053 T. A. Heppenheimera??s acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanitya??s limits.The most comprehensiv
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Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T. A. Heppenheimer

T. A. Heppenheimera??s acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanitya??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 Heppenheimera??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 todaya??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 mana??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

Author: T. A. Heppenheimer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 420

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1999-03-29

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ISBN: 0471291056


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