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By J. D. Hunley

For approximately fifty years, a variety of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the sky. J. D. Hunley's two-volume paintings strains the evolution of this know-how, from Robert Goddard's learn within the Twenties throughout the improvement of the Titan missiles and release automobiles within the Nineteen Sixties to the refinement of the distance go back and forth within the 1980s.
 
With the 1st publication committed basically to army and the second one to release car undefined, Hunley bargains a sweeping evaluate of those striking engineering strategies in addition to insights into the dynamic personalities accountable for them. jointly, the 2 volumes supply a special, helpful historical past of rocketry that are supposed to attract a variety of students and area buffs.

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D. Umholtz. Librarians, historians, and archivists at many institutions assisted my research in a variety of ways. xii) Agency archivist Archangelo Difante; Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center historian Harry Waldron and archivist Teresa Pleasant; Air Force Flight Test Center historians Jim Young and Ray Puffer; China Lake historian Leroy Doig; Clark University Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections Dorothy E. Mosakowski; Bill Doty at the National Archives, Laguna Niguel, California; Dryden Flight Research Center librarian Barbara Rogers; and JPL archivists John Bluth, Barbara Carter, Julie Cooper, and Margo E.

But the two designs formed the basis of NRL's proposal on July 5, 1955, of a vehicle to launch the IGY satellite. The NRL proposal included two possible configurations. 18) propellants. The first stage would use GE's Hermes A-3B engine,24 modified to increase its thrust from the original 22,600 pounds to some 28,000. The Atlantic Research Corporation had designed the two upper stages, which NRL believed were conservative enough to be developed in time for the IGY. The other proposed configuration consisted of liquid-propellant first and second stages, collectively called the M-15, plus a third stage using solid propellants.

Iliff, Karl Klager, Franklin H. Knemeyer, Grayson Merrill, Ray Miller, Edward W. Price, Milt Rosen, Ed Saltzman, Ronald L. Simmons, Ernst Stuhlinger, H. L. Thackwell, and Robert C. Truax. S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III,1 address a significant gap in the literature about access to space. There are numerous and quite excellent volumes covering various aspects of missile and space-launch-vehicle development and some general accounts. But there is no study that traces in a detailed and systematic way how the technology evolved from its beginnings with Robert Goddard and the German V-2 missile to the end of the cold war.

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