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The Rocket Team

Ordway, Frederick I., III, and Sharpe, Mitchell R.

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ISBN 10: 0690016565 / ISBN 13: 9780690016567
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1979
Condition: Good Hardcover
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xvii, [1], 462 pages. Illustrations. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Ex-library with usual library markings. DJ is, in a plastic sleeve, and is price clipped DJ is taped to boards. Foreword by Wernher von Braun. Frederick Ira Ordway III (April 4, 1927 - July 1, 2014) was an American space scientist and author of visionary books on spaceflight. Ordway was educated at Harvard University and completed several years of graduate study in Europe. He was a member of many leading professional societies and was the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books and over three hundred articles. At the time of his death he was the longest-serving member of the American Rocket Society which he joined in 1939. Ordway served as a member of the faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) from 1970 to 1973, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by UAH in 1992. 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. From the V-2 to the Saturn moon rocket--the inside story of how a small group of engineers changed world history. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 75251

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Title: The Rocket Team

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Neil Stewart (Jacket Design)

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Previously classified information and interviews with Wernher von Braun and his staff provide new insights into the development and offshoots of rocketry during and after World War II

About the Author:

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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