Space Race: Missiles and Spy Satellites, 1st Edition

  • John Hamilton Ph.D., DABT
  • Published By: Abdo & Daughters
  • ISBN-10: 1532171552
  • ISBN-13: 9781532171550
  • DDC: 623.71
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title explores the military origins of the Space Race, including the geopolitics of the Cold War, the race to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, and sophisticated reconnaissance satellites. Will include information about Germany’s development of the V-1 buzz bomb<\Q> and V-2 missiles of World War II, and the United States enlistment of Wernher von Braun, the German scientist known as the father of rocketry. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Space Race.
2: Early Rockets.
3: How Rockets Work.
4: Rocket Pioneers.
5: The V-2 Missile.
6: Wernher Von Braun.
7: Sergei Korolev.
8: The Cold War.
9: The ICBM.
10: Sputnik.
11: America's Turn.
12: High-Flying Spies.
Online Resources.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Hamilton

John D. Hamilton earned a M.Sc. degree at McGill University and a Ph.D. in toxicology at the University of Cincinnati. Previously Dr. Hamilton was involved with product risk assessment as a group leader in environmental toxicology and ecological risk assessment at Rohm & Haas Company. He provided modeling, risk assessment and pollution prevention support to product development teams at Rohm & Haas. He is now a Research Associate involved in research and development for S.C. Johnson Wax...Roger Sutcliffe..Contributors:.Bob Boethling, US EPA.Vincent Nabholtz, US EPA.Krzysztof M. Jop, Science Applications International Corporation.Jon Doi, Roy F. Weston, Inc..University.Michael A. Cole, University of Illinois.Larry A. Lyons and Stephen R. Vasconcellos, Betz Laboratories, Inc..