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Who Really Won the Space Race?: Uncovering the Conspiracy That Kept America Second to the Russians

Burnett, Thom
4/10/1957, America's self image of being the most technologically advanced nation on earth was shattered by the successful launch of a Soviet satellite,Sputnik months ahead of its own satellite program 4 days later President Eisenhower gave a press conference in which he attributed US failure to the fact that in 1945,the Soviets had captured all of the German rocket scientists at Peenemunde.But as this book will show, that statement was far from true Not only was it the US who acquired the best of the scientists,but those that fell into the hands of the Russians were of limited use Yet with all that talent,America still lost the space race Senate investigations into the reasons why soon revealed that a US army missile designed by a team of Nazi scientists led by Werner von Braun, could have launched a US satellite a year before Sputnik but they had been deliberately denied the opportunity Having lost the first leg of the Space Race,with America still struggling to get into space,the Soviet Union launched yet another Sputnik this time with a dog on board.The perception of Russian prowess & American impotence were then compounded by a disastrous US launch pad explosion .As this book reveals for the first time,there was a conspiracy against the German scientists, both in America & the Soviet Union,born out of racial hatred & their Nazi past.Neither superpower was willing to allow the glory of being first in space to go to the men from Peenemunde. The effects of that conspiracy in America led directly to the election, in 1960, of JFK His -winning platform had been built on the idea that America was losing the Space Race and that the Soviets had amassed a far greater number of long-range missile than the Americans
The compelling story of how America lost the space race

256 p
Collins and Brown (2005)

ex-library book usual stamps stickers strengthening etc
good condition
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