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The history of human space flight / Ted Spitzmiller ; foreword by Sid Gutierrez.

Spitzmiller, Ted, (author.).
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Attica PL - Attica 629.45 SPITZMILLER, TED (Text) 74231000117078 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780813054278
  • Physical Description: xiv, 633 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 611-613) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Aerostats open the vista -- Creating rocket science -- Maturing the technology -- Space medicine on the threshold -- Rocket-powered aircraft -- Cold War arms race -- The race into space -- Developing a manned spacecraft --The first orbital flights -- Exploring the unknown -- Commitment to the Moon -- Rendezvous is the key -- Conceiving a moon rocket -- Gemini captures the lead -- Project Apollo -- Death stalks the astronauts -- The circumlunar goal -- One small step -- Exploring the Moon -- The first space stations -- Designing a reusable spacecraft -- Engineering the space shuttle -- The reality of failure -- Mir: a durable space station -- A permanent presence in space -- Unfulfilled Soviet efforts -- Return of the expendable rocket -- The next generation of manned spacecraft -- Epilogue: What will the future bring? -- List of acronyms and abbreviations.
Subject: Manned space flight > History.

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