The Space Race: A History from Beginning to End (Unabridged‪)‬

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During 14 years, from 1955 to 1969, the Soviet Union and the United States of America were engaged in a dramatic race against each other to conquer space. This period encompassed dramatic victories, humbling defeats, and more than one tragedy. This is a story of human courage and ingenuity at its best and political maneuvering at its worst, of almost unbelievable technological progress undertaken with the object not just of advancing human knowledge but also of proving the superiority of one country over another.

Here's what you'll learn about:



From missiles to rockets
Russia takes the lead
Early American failures
The first men in space
Fatalities on both sides
The moon landing
And much more!


The space race culminated in man setting foot upon the moon, but each milestone on the way to that final goal was bitterly contested. Two powerful nations pledged a substantial part of their national resources to beat the other in a scientific and technological race to be the first to achieve new records. In terms of contests between major powers, there has never been anything quite as dramatic, public, and sustained as the space race; it remains one of the most fascinating and engaging episodes of the Cold War.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
SPAJ
Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
01:06
hr min
RELEASED
2018
10 December
PUBLISHER
Hourly History
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
54.3
MB

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