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Something New under the Sun Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age

ISBN-10: 0387949143
ISBN-13: 9780387949147
Edition: 1998
Authors: Helen Gavaghan
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Description: Though most of us seldom notice the presence of satellites, we would notice their absence. In this history of the satellites that knit together our world, Gavaghan shows how pioneers turned the dreams of science fiction into indispensable reality.

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/7/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Though most of us seldom notice the presence of satellites, we would notice their absence. In this history of the satellites that knit together our world, Gavaghan shows how pioneers turned the dreams of science fiction into indispensable reality.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Seed
New Moon
Cocktails and the Blues
Follow That Moon
The Space Age
Navigation
Polaris and Transit
Heady Days
Pursuit of Orbit
From Sputnik II to Transit
Kershner's Roulette
The Realities of Space Exploration
Move Over, Sputnik
Meteorology
A Time of Turbulence
The Bird's-Eye-View
Keep it Simple, Suomi
Storm Patrol
Communications
The Players
Of Moons and Balloons
Telstar
The Whippersnapper
Syncom
Epilogue
Chronology
Notes and Sources
Index

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