By Rod Pyle
A substantial rocket that will use atomic bombs as propulsion (never brain the fallout), army bases at the moon that may goal enemies in the world with nuclear guns, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet secret agent satellites in house, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the loss of life of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo eleven moon touchdown, the mysterious Russian area go back and forth that flew just once and was once then scrapped--these are only many of the incredible stories that Pyle has present in as soon as top-secret files in addition to bills that have been easily misplaced for lots of decades.
These tales, complimented through many rarely-seen images and illustrations, inform of a time whilst not anything was once too off-the-wall to be taken heavily, and the race to the moon and the chance from the Soviet Union trumped all different concerns. Readers may be involved, amused, and occasionally chilled.
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