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Defeat and a SCORE

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the launching of Atlas—the largest satellite that has been catapulted into orbit. The satellite was developed by Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay (SCORE), a top-secret ... More


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