To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles (Google eBook)

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Contents

Rocketry and the Origins of Space Flight
33
StageandaHalf The Atlas Launch Vehicle
70
Delta The Ultimate Thor
103
Titan Some Heavy Lifting Required
147
History and Development of US Small Launch Vehicles
186
Minuteman and the Development of SolidRocket Launch Technology
229
The Biggest of Them All Reconsidering the Saturn V
301
Taming Liquid Hydrogen The Centaur Saga
334
Broken in Midstride Space Shuttle as a Launch Vehicle
357
Eclipsed by Tragedy The Fated Mating of the Shuttle and Centaur
415
The Quest for Reusability
443
Epilogue To the Very Limit of Our Ability Reflections on Forty Years of MilitaryCivil Partnership in Space Launch
470
Notes on Contributors
502
Index
505
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Page 49 - That summer, the International Scientific Radio Union and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics adopted resolutions calling for the launch of an artificial earth satellite during the forthcoming IGY.

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