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Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment [electronic resource]: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Yanek Mieczkowski
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780801451508 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • What was the Sputnik "panic"?
  • The most fateful decision of his presidency?
  • Eisenhower's reaction to Sputnik
  • Space and Eisenhower's principles
  • Cheerleader-in-chief
  • Gloom, gloom, gloom
  • High in space, low on earth
  • Eisenhower's rival
  • Radical moves
  • Order from chaos
  • Defeat and a score
  • Priorities versus prestige
  • Satellites, Saturn, spacemen
  • Voyages, images, mirages
  • Space and prestige in the 1960 race
  • Eisenhower versus Kennedy.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-344) and index.
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