Leaving Earth

Leaving Earth

Space Stations, Rival Superpowers and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel

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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the history of the space station programs of the United States and Russia, discussing the rivalry of the two countries and how the space programs brought about social changes in the two nations.

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Zimmerman is an essayist and the author of Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8 , living in Beltsville, Maryland. He traces the development of the space station programs of Russia and the U.S., the rivalry between the two countries, and ways in which the evolution of their space programs related to broader social changes in each of the two nations. The text draws on Zimmerman's knowledge of space travel and hundreds of interviews he conducted with cosmonauts, astronauts, and scientists. Academic but accessible to the general reader. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In this account of man's quest to become citizens of the cosmos, space historian Robert Zimmerman reveals the great global gamesmanship between Russian and American political leaders that drove us to the stars.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry ; Oxford : Oxford Publicity Partnership, 2003
ISBN: 9780309085489
Branch Call Number: 629.442 Z657L 2003
Characteristics: 456 p. ; 23 cm


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