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Reaching for the stars.

Author: Erik Bergaust
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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A journalistic, unofficial biography of Wernher Von Braun, the pioneer in space exploration. It is a documentation of a number of significant events in the history of missile and space technology, and gives an insight into the ability of Von Braun to promote it.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bergaust, Erik.
Reaching for the stars.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1960
(OCoLC)629791743
Named Person: Wernher Von Braun; Wernher Von Braun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Bergaust
OCLC Number: 1160711
Notes: Biographical.
Description: 407 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Frederick C. Durant, III --
The Man in the Moon --
A Horse Named "Susie" --
The First Experiments --
From Kummersdorf to Peenemünde --
Hitler Gets a Lesson in Rocketry --
The Dornberger Effort --
The V-2 Comes Alive --
The Rocket Men Surrender --
U.S. Army Moves In --
Introduction to White Sands --
The Beginning of a U.S. Rocket Program --
The Birth of the Missile Army --
Rocket City, U.S.A. --
Introduction to Underwater Missiles --
November 26, 1956 --
The Nickerson Court-martial --
The Concept of Teamwork --
International Co-operation --
Philosophy Behind Astronautics --
Early Steps in Space Travel --
The Baby Space Station --
Supplies to the Men in Space --
Iskustvennyi Sputnik Zemli --
Death of the First Satellite --
We'll Be Ready in 60 Days --
How to Beat the Russians --
Point of View on Education --
In Congress --
The Moon Today --
Saturn Tomorrow --
To Move Ahead --
or Not at All.
Responsibility: Introd. by Frederick C. Durant, III.

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A journalistic, unofficial biography of Wernher Von Braun, the pioneer in space exploration. It is a documentation of a number of significant events in the history of missile and space technology, and gives an insight into the ability of Von Braun to promote it.

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