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Volume 1: Dawn of the Space Age

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Volume 1: Dawn of the Space Age

20.00

During the early part of the 20thcentury, like-minded enthusiasts from all over the world began experimenting with the rockets that would one day carry people into orbit. Motivated by war, it was the Nazis who got there first by building the world’s first workable space rocket. But after World War 2, a new battle commenced as America and the Soviet Union raced to build missiles capable of lofting nuclear weapons across continents. The U.S. had its own top secret agenda for space exploration… but then, in October 1957, came the launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite. How had the Russians done it? The race was on to put a human being in orbit.

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages 

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During the early part of the 20thcentury, like-minded enthusiasts from all over the world began experimenting with the rockets that would one day carry people into orbit. Motivated by war, it was the Nazis who got there first by building the world’s first workable space rocket. But after World War 2, a new battle commenced as America and the Soviet Union raced to build missiles capable of lofting nuclear weapons across continents. The U.S. had its own top secret agenda for space exploration… but then, in October 1957, came the launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite. How had the Russians done it? The race was on to put a human being in orbit.

Format: 220 x 280 mm casebound with dust jacket and ribbon, 96 pages