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92, 96, 178 Gaidukov, General Lev 33 Galileo satellites 246-7, 247 Galileo spaceprobe 206, 207, 268-

71, 268-71, 111, 278 gamma ray observatories 256, 256 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 28 Garriott, Owen 170, 199

Gas Dynamics Laboratory (GDL)

23, 33 Gavin, James M. 44 Gazenko, Oleg 47 Gemini project 93, 94, 94-5, 96, 98, 98-101, 103, 108-10, 108-11, 774, 115 General Electric 34, 45 Genghis Khan 12

geostationary orbit 244, 244, 246 Geosynchronous Satellite Launch

Vehicle (GSLV) 238, 239 Germany Ariane rocket 230 astronauts 240 early rockets 20-21 Europa project 228, 229 first missiles 24-5 Peenemünde scientists surrender 28-9, 30, 31 rocket societies 22-3 spaceprobes 238, 270 V-2 rockets 26-7, 26-7 Gidzenko, Yuri 292, 294, 294-5 Gilruth, Robert 66, 68, 86 Giotto probe 230 GIRD rockets 22, 23, 33 Glenn, John 68-9, 68, 74, 84, 86-7,

86-7, 89 Glennan, T. Keith 45, 66, 68 Global Positioning System (GPS)

247, 247 GLONASS satellites 247 Glushko, Valentin 23, 33, 33, 34, 62, 126, 210 Goddard, Robert 10, 18-19, 18-19, 20

Godwin, Francis 14 Goebbels, Joseph 26 GOES satellites 248 Goldin, Daniel 217, 294 Gorbachev, Mikhail 210 Gordon, Richard 110, 110, 144,

144, 166 Gorodomlya Island 33 Grand Central Rocket Company 45 gravity artificial gravity 304 escape velocity 17 gravity assist 260, 265, 265 laws of 13 weightlessness 14 Great Observatories Program

256-7 Grechko, Georgi 182 Grissom, Virgil "Gus" 68, 82, 82-3, 100, 115, 118-21, 118, 120, 166

Grumman Aerospace 117 Guggenheim, Daniel 19 gunpowder (black powder) 12, 17 gyroscopes 24, 25, 25

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