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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
To reach the high frontier.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Roger D Launius; Dennis R Jenkins
|Description:||519 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: Episodes in the evolution of launch vehicle technology / Roger D. Launius --
Rocketry and the origins of space flight / Ray A. Williamson and Roger D. Launius --
Stage-and-a-half: the atlas launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins --
Delta: the ultimate Thor / Kevin S. Forsyth --
Titan: some heavy lifting required / Roger D. Launius --
History and development of U.S. small launch vehicles / Matt Bille, Pat Johnson, Robyn Kane [and others] --
Minuteman and the development of solid rocket launch technology / J.D. Hunley --
The biggest of them all: reconsidering the Saturn V / Ray A. Williamson --
Taming liquid hydrogen: the Centaur saga / Virginia P. Dawson --
Broken in midstride: Space Shuttle as a launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins --
Eclipsed by tragedy: the fated mating of the Shuttle and Centaur / Mark D. Bowles --
The quest for usability / Andrew J. Butrica --
Epilogue: "To the very limit of our ability" : reflections on forty years of military-civil partnership in space launch / David N. Spires and Rick W. Sturdevant.
|Responsibility:||edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins.|
"Until now, no single book has addresses the parallel and intersecting histories of American launch vehicles.... Includes a chapter on every American launch vehicle used to access space since 1957: