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Project Vanguard: The NASA History
 
 
Author
Constance McLaughlin Green & Milton Lomask.
Publisher Dover  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.4 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780486467559
Pages/Publication Date 308/2009
Daedalus Item Code 04242
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This authoritative, illustrated history, first published by NASA in 1970, chronicles the Vanguard project, which despite a spectacular early failure eventually placed the United States' second successful satellite into Earth's orbit; Vanguard 1, launched in 1958, is currently the oldest man-made object in orbit. In addition to analysis of the program's scientific and technical challenges, the book surveys the influence of the launchings of the first Russian Sputniks and Vanguard's impact on subsequent space missions.
 
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