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U.S. space-launch vehicle technology : Viking to space shuttle

Author: J D Hunley
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
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"U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology examines hardware designed explicitly for launching vehicles into space and traces the evolution of that technology from the early Vanguard through the space shuttle. Hunley looks at propulsion systems, structural issues, and guidance-and-control devices. He concludes that the major factors advancing the development of this technology included high levels of cold-war funding,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J D Hunley
ISBN: 9780813031781 0813031788
OCLC Number: 174138961
Description: xiii, 453 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Viking and Vanguard, 1945-1959 --
Thor-Delta family of space-launch vehicles, 1958-1990 --
Atlas space-launch vehicle and its upper stages, 1958-1990 --
Scout Family of space-launch vehicles, 1956-1990 --
Saturn I through Saturn V, 1958-1975 --
Titan space-launch vehicles, 1961-1990 --
Space shuttle, 1972-1991 --
Art of rocket engineering --
App. Notable technological achievements.
Other Titles: United States space-launch vehicle technology
Responsibility: J.D. Hunley.
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Traces the evolution of missiles and rockets in the US, from Robert Goddard's research in the 1920s through the development of the Titan missiles and launch vehicles in the 1960s to the refinement of  Read more...

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"Hunley makes the connection between military and civil space vehicles by informing readers that NASA's launchers were originally long-range military ballistic missiles." - Jacob Neufeld, editor in Read more...

 
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