Countdown to Flight! by Steve Englehart

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Written in English

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  • Space science & technology,
  • Technology - Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science,
  • History,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Technology - History,
  • United States - 20th Century

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9494820M
ISBN 101583484035
ISBN 109781583484036

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