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

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 338 pages
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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.

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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


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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.