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Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition
Part I. The Genesis of Sputnik
1. The HUman Seed and Social Soil: Rocketry and Revolution
2. Political Rains and First Fruit: The Cold War and Sputnik
Part II. Modern Arms and Free Men: America Before Sputnik
3. Bashful Behemoth: Technology, the State, and the Birth of Deterrence
4. While Waiting for Technology: The ICBM and the First American Space Program
5. The Satellite Decision
Part III. Vanguard and Rearguard: Eisenhower and the Setting of American Space Policy
6. "A New Era of History" and a Media Riot
7. The Birth of NASA
8. A Space Strategy for the United States
9. Sparrow in the Falcon's Nest
10. The Shape of Things to Come
Part IV: Parabolic Ballad: Khrushchev and the Setting of Soviet Space Policy
11. Party Line
12. The Missle Bluff
13. Hammers or Sickles in Space?
14. Space Age Communism: The Khrushchevian Synthesis
Part V: Kennedy, Johnson, and the Technocratic Temptation
15. Destination Moon
16. Hooded Falcons: Space Technology and Assured Destruction
17. Benign Hypocrisy: American Space Diplomacy
18. Big Operator: James Webb's Space Age America
19. Second Thoughts
Part VI. The Heavens and the Earth: The First Twenty-five Years
20. Voyages to Tsiolkovskia
21. The Quest for a G.O.D.
22. A Fire in the Sun
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...the Heavens and the Earth
A Political History of the Space Age
Publication Date: 24 Oct 1997
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 584 pages
Illustrations: 25 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801857485