BURROWS, WILLIAM E.
Title The New Ocean: The Story Of The First Space Age.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Random House, New York: 1998.
0679445218 / 9780679445210
Seller ID 31524X1
Based on 175 interviews with Russian and American scientists and engineers; on archival documents, including formerly top-secret National Intelligence Estimates and spy satellite pictures; and on nearly three decades of reporting. The impressive result is this fascinating story--the first comprehensive account--of the space age. Here are the strategists and war planners; engineers and scientists; politicians and industrialists; astronauts and cosmonauts; science fiction writer sand journalists; and plain, ordinary, unabashed dreamers who wanted to transcend gravity's shackles for the ultimate ride. The story is written from the perspective of a witness who was present at the beginning and who has seen the conclusion of the first space age and the start of the second. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Science, Spacecraft, Rocket, UFO, Sputnik, Ballistic, Central Intelligence Agency, Outer Space, Astronautics, Mars, Challenger Accident, Space Program ).