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By Michael D'Antonio

ISBN-10: 0743294327

ISBN-13: 9780743294324

ISBN-10: 1400135036

ISBN-13: 9781400135035

A Ball, a puppy, and a Monkey tells the extraordinary tale of America's first efforts to achieve area, a time of exploding rockets, nationwide house mania, Florida boomtowns, and interservice rivalries so fierce that President Dwight Eisenhower needed to referee them.

whilst the Soviet Union introduced the 1st orbital satellite tv for pc, Sputnik I, americans panicked. The Soviets had nuclear guns, the chilly struggle was once underway, and now the USSR had taken the lead within the house race. individuals of Congress and the clicking known as for an all-out attempt to release a satellite tv for pc into orbit. With dire warnings approximately nationwide safeguard within the information nearly each day, the armed providers observed house because the new army frontier. yet President Eisenhower insisted that the distance attempt, which trusted army know-how, be supervised via civilians in order that the gap race will be peaceable. The Navy's leading edge application flopped, and the military, led by way of ex-Nazi rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and a martinet common named J. Bruce Medaris (whom Eisenhower disliked), took over. in the meantime, the Soviets placed a puppy contained in the subsequent Sputnik, and americans grew extra anxious because the first animal in area whirled round the Earth.

all through 1958 the United States went area loopy. unidentified flying object sightings spiked. Boys from Brooklyn to Burbank shot version rockets into the air. Space-themed good looks pageants turned a countrywide phenomenon. the scoop media flocked to the launchpads at the swampy Florida coast, and newshounds reinvented themselves as house correspondents. and at last the Army's rocket application succeeded. made up our minds to not be outdone by way of the Russians, America's house scientists introduced the 1st primate into area, a small monkey they nicknamed outdated trustworthy for his calm demeanor. after which at Christmastime, Eisenhower licensed the release of a mystery satellite tv for pc with a shock aboard.

A Ball, a puppy, and a Monkey memorably remembers the infancy of the gap race, a time while new applied sciences introduced ominous threat but additionally gave us the power to gain our desires and succeed in for the stars.

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