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How a Race Was Won

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Science  05 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5847, pp. 48
DOI: 10.1126/science.1149411

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Epic Rivalry. The Inside Story of the Soviet and American Space Race. By Von Hardesty and Gene Eisman. National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2007. 367 pp. $28, C$36. ISBN 9781426201196.

The authors consider why, after the early Soviet successes, American astronauts were the first (and, so far, only) to walk on the Moon.