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United States and Soviet progress in space

Charles S. Sheldon

United States and Soviet progress in space

summary data through 1973 and a forward look.

by Charles S. Sheldon

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Published by [s.n.] in [s.l.] .
Written in English


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SeriesLibrary of Congress. Congressional research service, QB 1 C GEN. 74-35 SP
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Open LibraryOL20377274M


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Grade 5–8—A compelling portrait of the United States's rivalry with the former Soviet Union over space technology from the s to the early s. The emphasis is on the historical aspects of the rivalry and not the astronautic science, and how this "competition" influenced government, the arts, and popular culture.5/5(4).

More detail is apparently available and is included regarding Soviet technology and missions. Different types of space programs are discussed: satellites (scientific, communication, navigation, weather, and earth resource), planetary probes (orbiters, fly-bys, landers), moon probes, manned flights, space stations, and military : David E.

Newton. Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space [Cadbury, Deborah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of SpaceCited by: 8. Get this from a library. United States and Soviet progress in space: summary data: report.

[Charles S Sheldon; Library of Congress. Science Policy Research Division.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Space. Get this from a library. United States and Soviet progress in space: summary data through and a forward look: report.

[Charles S Sheldon; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications.; Library of Congress. Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space.

The story of the race into space is marked by the greatest superpower rivalries, political paranoia, and technological feats of the twentieth century. But until now, we have known only half the story/5. DAR MR.

CHAIRMAN: Forwarded herewith is a report entitled "United States and Soviet Progress in Space: Summary Data Through and A Forward Look" prepared by Dr. Charles S. Sheldon II, Chief, Science Policy Research Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. This book is as much a detective story about trying to gather information in the pre- glasnost Soviet Union as it is an exhaustive history of every Soviet manned space mission.

Of particular interest is the coverage of the Soviets' unsuccessful manned lunar program of the s/5(8). Von Hardesty is the author of Air Force One; Lindbergh: Flight’s Enigmatic Hero; and Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power,–, among many other publications.

He is a curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Gene Eisman is a veteran journalist and was the researcher for Air Force One/5(8). United States-Soviet Space Cooperation during the Cold War. By Roald Sagdeev, University of Maryland, and Susan Eisenhower, The Eisenhower Institute.

Russian space scientist Roald Z. Sagdeev spent a large part of his career viewing. Get this from a library. United States and Soviet progress in space: summary data through and a forward look.

[Charles S Sheldon; Library of. The Soviet Union detonated a hydrogen bomb ina mere ten months after the United States. Space exploration was also highly developed: in October the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into orbit ; in April a Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, became the first man in space.

Space holds a fascination for all of us. For many, it represents a final physical frontier, a place to explore the very essence of knowledge, to experiment with new technology, and to seek new levels of human adaptation and change.

As the major spacefaring nation on our planet, the United States has taken special pride in our achievements in space. The Cold War over consumer goods between the United States and the Soviet Union literally began in the kitchen.

It was in the American kitchen that U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had a public and impromptu discussion through their interpreters at the opening of the American National Exhibition at.

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the only one I found that has any information about the soviet space program is Janes Spaceflight Directory. my copy was printed in before the challenger disaster but it was fairly comprehensive.

many of the soviet spacecraft failed at their. The Space program of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (russian: Космическая программа в СССР; translit. Kosmicheskaya programma v SSSR), commonly known as the Soviet space program, was the national space program of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) active from the 's until the federation's disbandment in Upon moving to the United States, he earned journalism degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Similarly, the United States likely could have put a satellite into Earth orbit before the Soviets, whose October launch of Sputnik 1 shocked America and set the space race in motion.

and the Soviet Union began what is more widely known as the “Space Race,” where the Soviet Union and the United States raced to see who could successfully launch and orbit a satellite, then eventually a manned spacecraft (A Brief History).

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