From the V-2 to the Saturn moon rocket, this is the inside story of the von Braun team, a group whose experiments in pyrotechnics eventually changed the course of world history.
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Frederick I. Ordway III worked with Wernher von Braun at the former Army Ballistic Missile Agency and later at the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Space Travel: A History: An Update of History of Rocketry & Space Travel and Visions of Spaceflight: Images from the Ordway Collection. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Mitchell Sharpe was closely identified with the national space program for more than 20 years and is the author of several books on space flight.Review:
"The authors ... overcome the tedium that often accompanies accounts of the development of military or aerospace hardware; they are, in fact, telling a story, and they tell it very well, letting the facts cascade in an understated, well-controlled manner. The book is entirely about people; it is the only one about the development of rockets, at least that I know of, in which a propulsion system is never described ... [it] is full of fascinating characters, who are allowed to describe one another and the episodes in which they were involved."
- Henry S. F. Cooper Jr., The New York Times Book Review
"Numerous books are available on the history of rocketry, the German programs during World War II and the more recent American efforts in space. But few will seem as readable and fascinating as this new treatment of the von Braun team of 'rocketeers' by Ordway and Sharpe. Both authors have been involved with this business for some time, so they write from a position of knowledge and authority."
- The Jackson Sun
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Book Description The MIT Press, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110262650134