Red moon rising: Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age

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The first book to capture both the Soviet and American sides of the event that started the space race and changed our world. On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world. Based on extensive research in the US and newly opened archives in the former USSR, Red Moon Rising tells the story of five extraordinary months in the history of technology and the rivalry between two superpowers. It takes us inside the Kremlin and introduces the Soviet engineer Korolev, the charismatic, politically-minded visionary who motivated Khruschev to support what others dismissed as a ridiculous program. Korolev is virtually unknown to most Americans, yet it is because of him that NASA exists, that college loan programs were started in the US, and that Kennedy and Johnson became presidents. Character driven, suspenseful, and dramatic, Red Moon Rising unveils the politics, people, science, and mindset behind a critical and transformative world event.
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On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world.

Based on extensive research in the US and newly opened archives in the former USSR, Red Moon Rising tells the story of five extraordinary months in the history of technology and the rivalry between two superpowers. It takes us inside the Kremlin and introduces the Soviet engineer Korolev, the charismatic, politically-minded visionary who motivated Khruschev to support what others dismissed as a ridiculous program. Korolev is virtually unknown to most Americans, yet it is because of him that NASA exists, that college loan programs were started in the US, and that Kennedy and Johnson became presidents.

Character driven, suspenseful, and dramatic, Red Moon Rising unveils the politics, people, science, and mindset behind a critical and transformative world event.

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subject_facet Cold War, Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985, Space race -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century, Space race -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Sputnik satellites, United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961
title_display Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age
title_full Red Moon Rising Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries That Ignited the Space Age, Red moon rising : Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age / Matthew Brzezinski
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title_sub Sputnik and the hidden rivalries that ignited the Space Age
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