The problem of space travel: the rocket motor
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 149 pages
A translation from German of a 1929 treatise by the author. Deals with the problem of the space travel. Expresses ideas about rocketry and space travel. Extensive treatment of the engineering aspects of a space station.
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The Reaction Vehicle
General Comments about the Structure of the Space Rocket
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