20th Century Complete Guide to Sputnik and the Soviet Space Program - Chronology, History, Documents, Photos, Vanguard and Explorer (Two CD-ROM Set)

 
9781422014110: 20th Century Complete Guide to Sputnik and the Soviet Space Program - Chronology, History, Documents, Photos, Vanguard and Explorer (Two CD-ROM Set)

This up-to-date and comprehensive electronic book on two CD-ROMs presents an incredible and totally revised collection of important documents and publications about the dawn of the Space Age: the launch of Sputnik on October 4, 1957, and the subsequent pioneering efforts of the Soviet program. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the American-Soviet space race. After the U.S. succeeded in landing the first man on the moon, cooperation between the superpowers led to the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the Shuttle-Mir docking missions, and the International Space Station. This outstanding compilation of American and Soviet documents provides full coverage of Sputnik: background history, bibliography, biographies, chronology, documents, and coverage of the first American satellite programs, Vanguard and Explorer. In addition, there is comprehensive coverage of the Soviet space program, including extensive material about the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) and the Shuttle Mir program: 1966-1970 Soviet Space Programs, 1967 Review Of Soviet Space Program, 1971 Soviet Space Programs, 1971-1975 Soviet Space Programs, 1976-1980 Soviet Space Programs, 1981-1987 Soviet Space Programs, ASTP Apollo-Soyuz Documents, ASTP Flight Plan Crew Activity Plan, ASTP Image Collection JSC, ASTP Soviet And American Press Kits, Difficult Road To Mars Monograph, ISSSoyuz, Korolev, Lunar Soviet Missions, Mir Hardware Heritage, Mir JSC Space Station Training Manual, Mir Mission Chronicles 1994-1996, Mir Phase 1 Program Joint Report 1999, Mir Safety Memos, Phobos 1 Soviet Mars Mission, Phobos 2 Soviet Mars Mission, Radiation, Rockets And People Volume 1, RSA Liftoff, Russian Launch Vehicles, Russian Space Stations, Second and Third Satellites, Shuttle Mir Program History Sp-4225, Soviet Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Soviet Shuttle Monograph, Soviet Solid Rockets, Soviet Union Challenge to Apollo 1945-1974, Soyuz Press Conference, Sputnik History, Stratospheric Rocket, The Partnership - History Of Apollo Soyuz Test Project, USSR Designations, Venus Soviet Missions. There are thousands of JPG image files, including a selection of high-resolution images, and nearly 100 MPG movie files focused on the Mir program. This collection is a unique treasure-trove of information. There are hundreds of images, line drawings, and schematics of satellites, rockets, and launch facilities, and 200 tables and charts! The history of the Soviet program is chronicled in six superb Congressional Research Service reports to Congress, spanning the period from Sputnik to the late 1980s. Our exclusive reproduction of these early reports, considered essential reading by Soviet space experts, were authored by a renowned Soviet space expert, the late Dr. Charles S. Sheldon.

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This CD-ROM set with two discs is packed with nearly 15,000 pages reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Macintosh systems. The Acrobat cataloging technology adds enormous value and uncommon functionality to this impressive collection of government documents and material. This CD-ROM uses next-generation search technology that allows complete indexing and makes all files on the disc fully searchable. Our news and educational discs are privately compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work, utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.

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