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  • Baker, David. The Rocket. London: New Cavendish Books, 1978.

  • Bilstein, Roger E. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990. (NASA SP-4406). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1989.

  • Bulkeley, Rip. The Sputniks Crisis and Early United States Space Policy: A Critique of the Historiography of Space. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana Unviersity Press, 1991. 
  • Divine, Robert A. The Sputnik Challenge. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. 
  • Gatland, Kenneth, editor, with VonBraun, Wernher; Ross, Harry; and Cleaver, A.V. Project Satellite. New York: British Book Centre, 1958. 
  • Green, Constance McLaughlin and Lomask, Milton. Vanguard: A History. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971. 
  • Harford, James, Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

  • Launius, Roger D. NASA: A History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1994. 
  • Levine, Alan J. The Missile and the Space Race. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers, 1994.

  • Ley, Willy. Missiles, Moonprobes, and Megaparsecs. New York: Signal Science Library Books, 1964. 
  • Logsdon, John M. Editor. With Lear, Linda J., WarrenFindley, Jannelle, Williamson, Ray A., and Day, Dwayne A. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume I, Organizing for Exploration. (NASA SP-4407). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1995. 
  • Logsdon, John M. Editor. With Day, Dwayne A. and Launius, Roger D. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume II, External Relationships. (NASA SP-4407). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1996. 
  • McDougall, Walter A. ...The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1985.

  • Roman, Peter J. Eisenhower and the Missile Gap. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

  • Von Braun, Wernher and Ordway, Frederick I., III. History of Rocketry and Space Travel. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1969.

  • Yenne, Bill. Pictorial History of World Spacecraft. New York: Exeter Books, 1988.

  • McDougall, Walter A. "Sputnik, the Space Race, and the Cold War." The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 41 (May 1985): 20-25. 
  • Rosen, M.W. "October 4, 1957 - Sputnik Beeps, America Responds." Astronautics and Aeronautics. 15 (October 1977): 20-23. 
  • Sistak, B.J. "Memories of Sputnik." Astronomy. 14 (December 1986): 24+. 
  • "The Legacy of Sputnik." Space World. X-10-286 (October 1987): 3, 7-32+. 
  • Tikhonravov, M.K. "The Creation of the First Artificial Earth Satellite: Some Historical Details." Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. 47 #5 (May 1994): 191-194. 
  • Vedeshin, L.S., and V.P. Dudykin. " Preparation and Launching in the USSR of the First Artificial Earth Satellite." ITU Telecommunication Journal. 44 (October 1977): p 477-481. Microfiche 78A17750 
  • Williams, Gurney. "Sputnik: The Little Sphere that Changed the World." Popular Mechanics. 164 (October 1987): 59-61. 

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