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ANGLE OF ATTACK Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

Gray, Mike

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ISBN 10: 039301892X / ISBN 13: 9780393018929
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1992
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Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Stated First Edition. ; 1.3 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages; Original dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 51970

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Title: ANGLE OF ATTACK Harrison Storms and the Race...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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A compelling account of the race to the moon focuses on the man charged by the federal government with developing the technology to make a trip to the moon possible. By the author of The Warning.

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Imagine a version of The Right Stuff whose protagonists are engineers rather than cocky test pilots-turned-astronauts. Author Mike Gray gives a gripping account of the men who led the North American Aviation Company through one of the largest and most daunting engineering projects in history, the development of the S-2 rocket engine, and the Apollo spacecraft. Filled both with detailed technical background and explorations of the psyches who drove--and were sometimes crushed by--the race to the moon, Angle of Attack offers a captivating look at the monumental accomplishments of a bygone era.

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