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Something New under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age
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In this, the first history of artificial satellites and their uses, Helen Gavaghan shows how the idea of putting an object in orbit around the earth changed from science fiction to indispensable technology in the twinkling of an eye. Focusing on three major areas of development – navigational satellites, communications, and weather observation and forecasting – Gavaghan tells the remarkable inside story of how obscure men and women, often laboring under strict secrecy, made satellite technology possible.
”…a gripping read.” -NEW SCIENTIST