The Rocket Team (Apogee Books Space Series)

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9781894959827: The Rocket Team (Apogee Books Space Series)

A complete history of the von Braun team, this biography covers the group of scientists and engineers who led the United States’ development of rocket science and technology from the end of World War II to the end of the space race. Responsible for developing and engineering the rockets behind Projects Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo, this is the only authoritative account of the Rocket Team. The accompanying DVD includes rare historical footage of many prominent figures from the space race era.  

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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.

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- 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"

" 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"

& quot; 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.& quot; - The Jackson Sun

& quot; 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.& quot; - 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"

"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"

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