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The Resource A ball, a dog, and a monkey : 1957, the space race begins, Michael D'Antonio, (electronic resource)

A ball, a dog, and a monkey : 1957, the space race begins, Michael D'Antonio, (electronic resource)

Label
A ball, a dog, and a monkey : 1957, the space race begins
Title
A ball, a dog, and a monkey
Title remainder
1957, the space race begins
Statement of responsibility
Michael D'Antonio
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Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race as the Americans scrambled desperately to match the Soviets and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would not be run by the military.On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite into orbit around the earth. Little more than a month later, the Soviets launched Sputnik II. News of Sputnik created panic in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States. Within days, the U.S. military began a madcap race to space full of crashes, skullduggery, and backstabbing until Eisenhower's secret civilian program surpassed the Soviets by putting the first American-a hero monkey named Gordo-into orbit. D'Antonio draws on archives, film footage, and interviews with many of the scientists, reporters, and others who were involved in the first year of the space race. He recounts the early days of the space race with all the zaniness and urgency of the time, just in time for fiftieth anniversary commemorations
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Midwest
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other
PerformerNote
Read by Alan Sklar
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adult
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not applicable
Label
A ball, a dog, and a monkey : 1957, the space race begins, Michael D'Antonio, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756438
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digital storage
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MWT10756438
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400125036
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10756438
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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10756438
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A ball, a dog, and a monkey : 1957, the space race begins, Michael D'Antonio, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756438
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756438
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400125036
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756438
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756438
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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