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To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles

Author: Roger D Launius; Dennis R Jenkins
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957. It presents case studies of major rockets such as the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
To reach the high frontier.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
(OCoLC)606866117
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Launius; Dennis R Jenkins
ISBN: 0813122457 9780813122458
OCLC Number: 49873630
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.

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"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: Read more...

 
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