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Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977

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Works: 328 works in 668 publications in 7 languages and 19,688 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Dictionaries  Adventure stories, American  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Performer, Author of introduction, Speaker, Contributor, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: TL781, 629.409
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History of rocketry & space travel by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
48 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Book Cover: This comprehensive, authoritative, and highly acclaimed history now has been updated and enlarged to cover all the latest developments and discoveries in space science and exploration. These include the Apollo manned landings on the moon, the probing by Russia and the United States of Venus and Mars, the voyages of Pioneers 10 and 11 past Jupiter to the outer reaches of the Solar System, the American Mariner 10 flight to Mercury, the Skylab missions, as well as the exciting applications of Earth Resources Technology Satellites in monitoring and managing this planet's resources. International in scope and illustrated with more than 350 photographs and drawings, this volume ranges from ancient Babylonian and Greek concepts of the universe through the developments of primitive rockets by Chinese, Arabian, and Medieval European experimenters to the breathtakingly complex interplanetary missions of today. It reviews the work of three great pioneers of the early part of the twentieth century - America's Goddard, Germany's Oberth, and Russia's Tsiolkovsky - as well as the accomplishments of Esnault-Pelterie in France, Isaac Lubbock's work on liquid propellants in Great Britain, and the development of the Russian "Katyusha". It details the experiments of von Braun and Walter R Dornberger in German before World War II, and gives a full account of the work of their development team on the V-2 rocket at the Peenemunde Center. The dramatic story of the German scientists' surrender to American forces in 1945, as well as their eventual accomplishments at the Army's Redstone Arsenal and subsequently NASA's Marshal Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is also told at first hand. Here are interesting insights into the United States' rocket experiments during World War II and the reasons behind the near-disastrous delay in America's long-range missile research and satellite programs - which went into high gear only after Russia, had begun flight-testing her own long-range rockets that a few years later enabled her to open the space age with the famous Sputnik. Less-familiar but highly significant aspects of our many-faceted space effort, from its beginning with FDR's National Defense Research Committee, are disclosed and documented. The authors trace the development of many specific rockets and missiles, ranging from the Bazooka to huge intercontinental ballistic missiles and anti-ballistic missiles. From an unequaled base of direct knowledge reinforced by exhaustive research, Dr. von Braun and Professor Ordway assess the meaning for the future of man's epochal leap into space. They survey the current status of space programs in the United States and Russia, as well as in all the other major nations, and forecast their probable direction. Tables, providing valuable rocketry and spacecraft data, and an extensive bibliography are included
Space frontier by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
24 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 6 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New worlds : discoveries from our solar system by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the sun, planets, meteors, comets, asteroids, and other aspects of the solar system
The rockets' red glare by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space travel : a history by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exploration of Mars by Willy Ley ( Book )
19 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An outline of a master blueprint for man's first exploring trip to the planet Mars
First men to the moon by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mars project by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
16 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and German and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conquest of the moon by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Across the space frontier by Joseph A Kaplan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Careers in astronautics and rocketry; training and opportunities in the space and missile fields by Carsbie C Adams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aerospace dictionary by Frank Gaynor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannes Kepler, 1571/1971 by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Eroberung des Weltraums; deutsches Lesebuch by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reading text for intermediate German classes, this book deals with space flight and the conquest of the moon. - Jacket flap
Start in den Weltraum : ein Buch über Raketen, Satelliten und Raumfahrzeuge by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
8 editions published between 1952 and 1960 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erste Fahrt zum Mond by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
9 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Project Mars : a technical tale by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this never-before-printed science fiction novel, Wernher von Braun combines technical fact with a human story line in the way that only a true dreamer can realize
Die Eroberung des Weltraums by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
9 editions published between 1953 and 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voice of Dr. Wernher Von Braun : an anthology by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man on the moon by Wernher Von Braun ( Book )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Braun, Werner Magnus Maximilian von
Braun, Werner von 1912-1977
Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian von 1912-1977
Braun, Wernher von
Braun Wernher von 1912-1977
Von Braun, Werner 1912-1977
Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977
Von Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian 1912-1977
VonBraun-Ordway, .. 1912-1977
Vonbraun, Wernher 1912-1977
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Languages
English (190)
German (50)
French (15)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
Finnish (1)
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