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1957-2007: Sputnik and the Space Race
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Selected Books
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SELECTED BOOKS

Cadbury, Deborah. Space race: the epic battle between America and the Soviet Union for dominion of space. New York, HarperCollins, 2006. 370 p.
   Bibliography: p. 341-352.
   First published in Great Britain in 2005 by Fourth Estate.
   TL789.8.U5C33 2006

Critical issues in the history of spaceflight. Steven J. Dick and Roger D. Launius, editors. Washington, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. 659 p.
   TL788.5.C66 2006

Launius, Roger D. Frontiers of space exploration. 2nd ed. Westport, CT,Greenwood Press, 2004. 245 p.
   Biobliography: p. 227-241.
   QB500.262.L38 2004 <SciRR>

Reconsidering Sputnik: forty years since the Soviet satellite. Edited by Roger D. Launius, John M. Longdon, and Robert W. Smith. London, Routledge, c2000. 442 p. (Studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, v.11)
   Includes bibliographical references
   TL789.8.S65 R45 2000


Sputnik. Photo: U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission Web site.
"Margaret Mead and Rhoda Metraux looking at American children's drawings of Sputnik,"
1958.
Photo from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.

Siddiqi, Asif A. The Soviet space race with Apollo. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2003. p. 517-1005.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Originally the second half of Challenge to Apollo, a single volume published in 2000.
   TL789.8.S65S49 2003

Siddiqi, Asif A. Sputnik and the Soviet space challenge. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2003. 527 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Originally published: Challenge to Apollo. Washington, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000.
   TL789.8.S65S52 2003

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SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

50 Years Ago, Launch of a New World
   Achenbach, Joel. Washington Post. October 2, 2007.
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/03/AR2007100300856.html

"Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep … "
   Library of Congress Blog
   http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=192

Hear Sputnik’s Beeps
   NASA
   http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/sputnik.wav

Launch of Sputnik 50 Years Ago Began Superpower Space Race
   Voice of America
    http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-10-04-voa12.cfm

Milestones of Flight
   Smithsonian Institution
   http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/GAL100/sputnik.html

Space Race
   Newseum
   http://www.newseum.org/cybernewseum/exhibits/dateline_moon/space.htm

The Space Race
   TheSpaceRace.com
   http://www.thespacerace.com/

Space Race
   Wikipedia
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race

Sputnik: The Fiftieth Anniversary
   NASA History Office
   http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/

Sputnik Program
   Wikipedia
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik

Compiled October 4, 2007

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