The Rocket Team

Neil Stewart (Jacket Design) New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1979. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. 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. Condition: Good / Good.

Keywords: Space, Rockets, V-Weapon, V-2, Wernher von Braun, Walter Dornberger, Peenemunde, R. V. Jones, Dieter Huzel, Hans Kammler, Mittelwerk Project, Hermann Oberth, Eberhard Rees, Arthur Rudolph, Ernst Steinhoff, Ernst Stuhlinger, Bernhard Tessmann, Holger

ISBN: 0690016565

[Book #75251]

Price: $50.00

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