Epic rivalry: the inside story of the Soviet and American space race

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c2007.
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The extraordinary saga that gripped the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War—galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957, and culminated by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon in 1969—is chronicled in this uniquely balanced history. With a foreword written by the grandson of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei Khrushchev, this lively and compelling account offers behind-the-scenes perspective from both sides.Written by Smithsonian curator Von Hardesty and researcher Gene Eisman, Epic Rivalry tells the story from the American and Russian points f view and shows how each space-faring nation played a vital role in stimulating the work of the other. Scores of rare and powerful photographs recall the urgency, technical creativity, tense drama, and "parallel universes" of the two nations and their space exploration programs.
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table_of_contents A distant prize --, Arrow to the future -- The great trophy hunt -- Space and the Cold War -- Sputnik nights -- The human dimension -- Portals to the cosmos -- The space race quickens -- A distant prize -- Old visions, new realities., Epilogue : Old visions, new realities --, Foreword /, Illustration credits., Index --, Introduction --, Notes --, Portals to the cosmos --, Prologue : Arrow to the future --, Space and the Cold War --, Sputnik nights --, The great trophy hunt --, The human dimension --, The space race quickens --
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title Epic rivalry : the inside story of the Soviet and American space race
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title_sub the inside story of the Soviet and American space race