The Race to Space : From Sputnik to the Moon Landing and Beyond...

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Author: Clive Gifford

Illustrator: Paul Daviz

Discover the rivalry that gripped the world and sent man to the Moon! Celebrating 50 years since the Moon Landing, The Race to Space explores The USA and Soviet Union's competition to land on the moon, and looks at how their technological advances changed the world..

 

You know that man has walked on the Moon, but do you know the story of how he got there? With the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20th 2019, this book celebrates the Space Race rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Readers will learn about the neck-and-neck race between the two superpowers, through an illustrated story of the rivalry that gripped the world. From Russia's first satellite, Sputnik, to Neil Armstrong planting a U.S. a flag on the moon, discover the events that unfolded through amazing nostalgic illustrations and engaging text. Explore, too, how these two space agencies now work together, and how the monumental achievements of the space race have created world-changing technology that we all use and benefit from today.