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To the End of the Solar System: The Story of the Nuclear Rocket (Apogee Books Space Series)

James A. Dewar

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ISBN 10: 189495968X / ISBN 13: 9781894959681
Published by Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc., 2008
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: To the End of the Solar System: The Story of...

Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2nd.

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Jargon-free and ideal for scientists and laypersons alike, this study is a comprehensive history and analysis of nuclear rocket propulsion systems. Detailing a two-decade period spanning the 1950s through parts of the 1970s by profiling the U.S. government’s Rover and NERVA programs, a complete history of the development of nuclear propulsion capabilities for space exploration is provided. Eyeing future possibilities, this reference identifies the technological requirements necessary to perform the deep space missions now being planned by NASA and presents a discussion on the political and social issues surrounding nuclear rocket development.

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James A. Dewar worked exclusively on nuclear affairs in the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. He lives in Oxford, Maryland.

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