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The Resource Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age, Matthew Brzezinski

Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age, Matthew Brzezinski

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Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age
Title
Red moon rising
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Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age
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Matthew Brzezinski
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Language
eng
Summary
On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world. Based on extensive research in the US and newly opened archives in the former USSR, Red moon rising tells the story of five extraordinary months in the history of technology and the rivalry between two superpowers. It takes us inside the Kremlin and introduces the Soviet engineer Korolev, the charismatic, politically-minded visionary who motivated Khruschev to support what others dismissed as a ridiculous program. Korolev is virtually unknown to most Americans, yet it is because of him that NASA exists, that college loan programs were started in the US, and that Kennedy and Johnson became presidents. Character driven, suspenseful, and dramatic, Red moon rising unveils the politics, people, science, and mindset behind a critical and transformative world event
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189469
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DLC
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1965-
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Brzezinski, Matthew
Dewey number
629.4/109045
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U5
LC item number
B784 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Space race
  • Space race
  • Cold War
  • Sputnik satellites
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age
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Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age, Matthew Brzezinski
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The request -- Jet power -- Trials and errors -- Tomorrowland -- Desert fires -- Pictures in black and white -- A simple satellite -- By the light of a red moon -- Something for the holidays -- Operation confidence -- Goldstone has the bird
Control code
638565
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805081473
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations ;.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081473
  • (OCoLC)85692846
Label
Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age, Matthew Brzezinski
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The request -- Jet power -- Trials and errors -- Tomorrowland -- Desert fires -- Pictures in black and white -- A simple satellite -- By the light of a red moon -- Something for the holidays -- Operation confidence -- Goldstone has the bird
Control code
638565
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805081473
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations ;.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805081473
  • (OCoLC)85692846

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