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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teitel, Amy Shira
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Aeronautics and state
  • Space race
  • United States
  • United States
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
Control code
ocn933596254
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)933596254
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
Control code
ocn933596254
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)933596254

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