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The Heavens and the Earth Topics for Discussion

Walter A. McDougall
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Why is Tsiolkovsky known as the great pioneer of modern rocketry?

What were the events that occurred near the end of World War II when German facilities were being entered or found by the Allies? How did America and Russia benefit?

The United States lagged behind both Russia and Germany in missile development during World War II. How did this happen? What measures were taken during the war years to increase funding of R & D?

Eisenhower correctly foresaw that the Cold War would not turn into a Hot War. What were the implications of this? How did they affect spending and technology?

Which nation was first to launch a satellite? What factors led to this situation and what were the implications for the United States and Russia?

How did the S-T Revolution bring about changes in Soviet theory?

What was Khrushchev's bluff? Why was...

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