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    • Breaking the Chains of Gravity

    • The Story of Spaceflight Before NASA
    • By: Amy Shira Teitel
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969. But NASA's prehistory is a rarely told tale, one that is largely absent from the popular space-age literature but that gives the context behind the incredible lunar program. America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum; it was assembled from preexisting parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enthralling and concise look at the birth of the space race!

    • By Jonathan on 10-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95