Soviet Space Technology: What We Thought We Knew in 1959 (Hardcover)

Soviet Space Technology: What We Thought We Knew in 1959 By Committee on Science and Astronautics, Fred Zimmerman (Editor) Cover Image
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With technology shocks coming at an ever-accelerating pace, and the great power competition in space technology picking up rapidly, importance, it is instructive to look back at the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik and its successor Lunik to see how the United States government responded to the Mother of All Technology Shocks. This document was assembled by the Central Intelligence Agency and brings together both the unclassified and unclassified sections of an important hearing that was held by Congress in 1959. Putting yourself in the minds of stunned officials may be fruitful as you encounter stunning shocks of your own.

The document includes discussions, statements, and testimonies from various individuals and covers topics such as the advancements and achievements of the Soviet space program, the capabilities of their rockets and satellites, the tracking and analysis of signals from celestial bodies, and the need for cooperation and competition in space exploration. The document provides insights into the state of Soviet space technology during that time period and the concerns surrounding it.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781934840887
ISBN-10: 1934840882
Publisher: Nimble Books
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 226
Language: English