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Countdown : the story of Cape Canaveral

Author: William Roy Shelton; D N Yates
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"With due recognition that rockets were used long ago by the Chinese, the story start with the American, Robert Goddard, and his suggestion as early as 1919 that a multistage rocket could be sent to the moon. Development of the German V-1 and V-2 followed, and eventually out of the snake-infested palmetto flats of Cape Canaveral began to emerge the free world's number 1 earthstrip. The building of Cape Canaveral and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Roy Shelton; D N Yates
OCLC Number: 1633470
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: T minus zero --
After the launch --
Before Canaveral --
How rockets rose from the wilderness --
Early days at the Cape --
The mighty atlas --
our first ICBM --
Vanguard --
disaster and triumph (The explosion heard around the world --
Vanguard or rearguard? --
TV-4) --
The explorers --
a night to remember --
The Air Force reaches for the moon (The Air Force tries again) --
Juno --
the army orbits the sun --
The Titan ICBM --
Laboratory of the future --
The language of missilemen.
Responsibility: by William Roy Shelton ; with a foreword by D.N. Yates.

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"With due recognition that rockets were used long ago by the Chinese, the story start with the American, Robert Goddard, and his suggestion as early as 1919 that a multistage rocket could be sent to the moon. Development of the German V-1 and V-2 followed, and eventually out of the snake-infested palmetto flats of Cape Canaveral began to emerge the free world's number 1 earthstrip. The building of Cape Canaveral and its pioneer launches belong to history."--From book jacket.

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