Yanek Mieczkowski

Yanek Mieczkowski is Professor of History at Dowling College. He is the author of and .

Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment
The Race for Space and World Prestige
Yanek Mieczkowski
A new history of the origins of America's space program and a reassessment Eisenhower's leadership during this critical Cold War moment.



Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment
The Race for Space and World Prestige
Yanek Mieczkowski
In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. What Ike called "a small ball" became a source of Russian pride and propaganda, and it wounded him politically, as critics charged that he responded sluggishly to the challenge of space...








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