Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere. Presented to Wernher von Braun: Wells, Clayton Samuel... Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere. Presented to Wernher von Braun: Wells, Clayton Samuel...

Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere. Presented to Wernher von Braun

Wells, Clayton Samuel & Otis O. Benson, Jr.

Published by U. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1952
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White, Clayton Samuel (1912-2004) and Otis O. Benson, Jr. (1902-82). Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere: A study of the aeropause. xxiv, 611pp. 46 plates, including colored frontispiece. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1952. 255 x 172 mm. Original cloth, printed dust-jacket, light wear. Very good copy. Presentation Copy, inscribed in White's hand to Wernher von Braun (1912-77) on the front free endpaper: "for Dr. W. von Braun / With the compliments of the Editors. / Clayton S. White Otis. / O. Benson Jr. C.S.W. / Wernher, / My personal thanks for your contribution and for your help. / Best regards, / Sam." First Edition of the proceedings of the first international symposium on space medicine, summarizing research done in the United States from the end of World War II to November 1951. During this time the United States was starting to develop its space program, which had begun with the U.S.'s acquisition of German rocket technology and specialists after the defeat of the Nazis in 1945. One of the leaders of the U.S. space program was Wernher von Braun, the recipient of this copy, who had helped design the V-2 rocket in Nazi Germany; after coming to the United States, von Braun served as director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and was the chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon in 1969. Von Braun participated in the symposium, contributing a paper on "The return of a winged rocket vehicle from a satellite orbit to the Earth" (pp. 432-440); the paper consisted of a partial excerpt from von Braun's Das Marsprojekt (1952). 7175. Bookseller Inventory # 43619

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Title: Physics and medicine of the upper atmosphere...

Publisher: U. New Mexico Press, Albuquerque

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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