The dawn of manned spacecraft has arrived, and two formidable foes are poised to assert their dominance. The atmosphere, the moon, and even outer space are now stages for the beautiful chaos of the Cold War. Will indomitable Eisenhower, charismatic Kennedy, sly LBJ, and tricky Nixon claim victory for the red, white, and blue? Will the sneaky Soviet Union reap the spoils of the expansive beyond? Or will an unlikely third power emerge and up-end the postwar order? The Cold War just got a whole lot colder.