American space exploration the first decade by William Roy Shelton

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .

Written in English

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  • United States

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  • Astronautics -- United States -- History.

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Statementby William Shelton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTL789.8.U5 S5
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 367 p.
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5543161M
LC Control Number67021179

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