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American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race

Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019] ©2019
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Named Person: John F Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 9780062655066 006265506X
OCLC Number: 1103640625
Description: xxv, 548 pages, 16 pages non numérotées de planches : illustrations (principalement en couleur) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Kennedy's new ocean --
Rockets. Dr. Robert Goddard meets Buck Rogers ; Kennedy, von Braun, and the crucible of World War II ; Surviving a savage war ; Who's afraid of the V-2? --
Generation Sputnik. Spooked into the space race ; Sputnik revolution ; Missile gaps and the creation of NASA ; Mercury Seven to the rescue ; Kennedy for President --
Moonbound. Skyward with James Webb ; Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard ; ""Going to the moon": Washington, DC, May 25, 1961 ; Searching for moonlight in Tulsa and Vienna ; Moon momentum with television and Gus Grissom ; Godspeed, John Glenn ; Scott Carpenter, Telstar, and presidential space touring --
Projects Gemini and Apollo. "We choose to go to the moon": Rice University, September 12, 1962 ; Gemini Nine and Wally Schirra ; State of space exploration ; "The space effort must go on" ; Cape Kennedy --
Epilogue: The triumph of Apollo 11.
Responsibility: Douglas Brinkley.

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The Space Race In The Cold War

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“America’s Moonshot” is a contemporary look back at the Race to the Moon of the 1960s with the focus on the role of President John...
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