Go for Launch: An Illustrated History of Cape Canaveral

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From the first Bumper V-2 launch in 1950 to the Atlas V vehicles of today, more than 55 years of Cape Canaveral history is captured in this exhaustive photographic exploration. Honoring the development and evolution of one of space travel's most famous and significant facilities, this collection features detailed maps and historical aerial visuals, revealing the famous launch complexes and basic infrastructure of this storied base station. Missile and rocket tests are also depicted in never-before-seen images with descriptive captions, and the bustling daily activity of thousands of employees at the Cape is captured on film, providing a behind-the-scenes look at rocket launches. Information on the current generation of space-launch vehicles, trivia on various rockets and satellites that have flown out of Cape Canaveral, and amusing anecdotes are also included.

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Joel W. Powell is a freelance correspondent for Spaceflight magazine and serves as a department editor for Quest magazine, a quarterly journal of space history. He has witnessed more than two dozen Atlas, Delta, and Titan launches from Cape Canaveral. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Art LeBrun is a volunteer at the San Diego Aerospace Museum and a longtime space enthusiast. He lives in Orange, California.

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