Rockets, Radar, and Computers: The International Geophysical Year


Subject:
Physics , Geology , General Resources , Oceans , General Resources

Description:
Illustrated overview of the 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year (IGY), "an international effort to coordinate the collection of geophysical data from around the world," focusing on the IGY's legacy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Includes discussion of the 1957 Soviet launch of the first Earth satellite, Sputnik, using a military intercontinental ballistic missile, and the accompanying "'crisis' [that] overshadowed the other activities of the IGY." From NOAA.

Publisher:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce

Language:
English

Source:
http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/magazine/igy/welcome.html


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