Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Publisher: Times Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Solid, if slightly melodramatic account of the Russian and US missile programs between the end of WWII and the US launch of Discovery. Lots of interesting technical details that weren't too technical for me to understand, and insight into the clash of personalities that drove and inhibited the progr...
A well written and excellent account of the competing US and Soviet rocket programs from WWII to orbit. I wish there was a second volume, detailing the actual space competitions.By the way, the audiobook version of this is excellent.
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