Aiming for the stars: the dreamers and doers of the space age

Front Cover
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 338 pages
1 Review
A compelling history of humankind's quest for the stars begins with the rocketry experiments of Wenher von Braun and others, and vividly recalls the Cold War space race that culminated in a manned moon mission and three decades of exploring the solar system.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this narrative history of the space age, Crouch (curator of Aeronautics, National Air and Space Museum) rounds up the usual suspects--Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert H. Goddard, Wernher von Braun ... Read full review

Review: Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

A good overview of the history of the space program. Read full review

Related books

Contents

Spaceport
1
A Plurality of Worlds
10
The Call of the Cosmos
19
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age
These two works- Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age and "Before This Decade Is Out": Personal Reflections on the Apollo Pro- ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0272-3433(200124)23%3A1%3C107%3AAFTSTD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-8

Space Policy : Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the ...
Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age. Tom D. Crouch; Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2000, 338 pp., $16.95 ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/ retrieve/ pii/ S0265964601000182

University of Chicago Press - Book Review - 10.1086/374129
Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age . ix + 338 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Washington, dc: Smithsonian Institution Press, ...
www.journals.uchicago.edu/ cgi-bin/ resolve?ISIS930310063

The Space Age History 105B Spring 2008 Instructor: Prof. W ...
Tom Crouch, Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age. (Washington: Smithsonian Press, ISBN = 560988339; available at the bookstore; ...
www.history.ucsb.edu/ courses/ download.php?attach_id=987

Michael J. Sepcot Professor Hunter HIST 380 Aerospace Book ...
Tom D. Crouch, Aiming for the Stars: the Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age. Washington:. Smithsonian Institute Press, 1999. 338 pages.
www.sepcot.com/ files/ college/ HIST380/ TheRace.pdf

Deep Space Bombardment
Deep Space Bombardment. Reasons why we should build a modern version of the Deep Space Bombardment Force. To diversify our current atomic arsenal and to ...
spacebombardment.blogspot.com/

Spaceflight :The Tragedy of Apllo 1
Crouch, Tom D. Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age. Washington, dc: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999. ...
www.centennialofflight.gov/ essay/ SPACEFLIGHT/ Apollo_1/ SP49.htm

Robert Gilruth, 86, Dies; Was Crucial Player at NASA - New York Times
In ''Aiming for the Stars: The Dreamers and Doers of the Space Age'' (Smithsonian Institution Press), Tom D. Crouch, senior curator of the National Air and ...
query.nytimes.com/ gst/ fullpage.html?res=9902E3DF153EF93BA2575BC0A9669C8B63& sec=& spon=& pagewanted=print

the of
Biographical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of Flight, 19032003. Realizing. the. Dream. of. Flight. Edited by. VIRGINIA P. DAWSON. and MARK D. BOWLES ...
history.nasa.gov/ sp4112.pdf

About the author (1999)

Tom D. Crouch, author of The Bishop's Boys and A Dream of Wings, is senior curator of the aeronautics division at the National Air & Space Museum. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.