l Background of Space Exploration
2 Seeking Government Support for a Satellite Program
3 Selecting a Satellite Plan
4 Getting the Launch Program Started
5 Battle over Vehicle Specifications
6 Role of NAS and TPESP, l955-l956
7 Onboard Experiments and Instrumentation
8 Creating a Home on the Range
9 The Tracking Systems
10 Early Test Firings
11 From Sputnik I toTV-3
12 Success - and After
13 The NAS and the Scientific Harvest, 1957-1959
14 The Final Accounting

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