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  • Teitel, Amy Shira, author.
     
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  • United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
     
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  • United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
     
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  • Aeronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
     
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  • Astronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
     
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  • Aeronautics and state -- United States -- History.
     
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  • Aeronautics and state -- Germany -- History.
     
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  • Space race.
     
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    Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA / Amy Shira Teitel.
    by Teitel, Amy Shira, author.
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    New York ; London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.
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  • United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
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  • United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
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  • Aeronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
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  • Astronautics -- Research -- United States -- History.
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  • Aeronautics and state -- United States -- History.
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  • Aeronautics and state -- Germany -- History.
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  • Space race.
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    9781472911179 :
    1472911172
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    304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
    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.
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    NASA's history is a familiar story, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force brought rocket technology into the world of manned flight: NACA test pilots flew cutting-edge aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere while Air Force pilots rode to the fringes of space in balloons to see how humans handled radiation at high altitude. At the end of World War II Wernher von Braun escaped Nazi Germany, began developing missiles for the United States Army, and ten years later his Jupiter rocket was the only one capable of launching a satellite into orbit. Teitel shows how, after the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower pulled it all together to create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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    Hawaii State LibraryBusiness, Science & Technology629.40973 TeChecked InAdd Copy to MyList
    Salt Lake-Moanalua Public LibraryAdult Nonfiction629.40973 TeChecked InAdd Copy to MyList


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