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Title To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles / edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (519 pages) : illustrations
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Launch vehicles (Astronautics) -- United States -- History.
Rocketry -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Jenkins, Dennis R.
Launius, Roger D.
ISBN 0813148073 (electronic bk.)
9780813148076 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)