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To a Distant Day

The Rocket Pioneers

"Let us hope for as good a companion volume taking the story to the shuttle and space-station era and the emergence of space powers other than Russia and the U.S."-Roland Green, Booklist -- Roland Green Booklist "As much a story of cultural ambition and personal destiny as of scientific progress and technological history, To a Distant Day offers a thoroughly compelling account of humankind's determined efforts-sometimes poignant, sometimes amazing, sometimes mad-to leave Earth behind."-Quest Quest "As someone who has been teaching a course on space exploration for many years and has visited most of NASA's space centers, I have found plenty of new and valuable material in To a Distant Day... I recommend the book to all who wish to know more about the conditions, people, and discoveries between 1890 and 1960 that led to the space age."-Pangratios Papacosta, Physics Today -- Pangratios Papacosta Physics Today "To a Distant Day is not simply about scientific and technical developments. It provides insight into the social and political context of the early rocket pioneers and how progress emerged amidst competing egos, political pressures, and technical challenges... Insightful, instructive, and definitely worth the read."-Greg Andres, Journal of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada -- Greg Andres Journal of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada "Since the dawn of time, mankind has looked skyward and longed to travel the heavens, to feel the glow of distant stars, to explore the celestial bodies of our galactic neighborhood, and to venture beyond this earthly cradle. Chris Gainor's work, To a Distant Day, tells of the engineers, the scientists, and the explorers who realized the ancient dream and ventured from Earth."-David R. Self, Technology and Culture -- David R. Self Technology and Culture "Chris Gainor's new book, To a Distant Day, recreates the colorful history of how rocketry came to be."-David Reneke, davidreneke.com -- David Reneke davidreneke.com

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Offers a complete and thoroughly compelling account of humanity's determined efforts, sometimes poignant, sometimes amazing, sometimes made to leave the earth behind

Detaljer

Forlag
University of Nebraska Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
264
ISBN
9780803245211
Utgivelsesår
2013
Format
23 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Chris Gainor, a historian of technology, is the author of Arrows to the Moon: Avro's Engineers and the Space Race, Who Killed the Avro Arrow?, and Canada in Space: The People and Stories behind Canada's Role in the Exploration of Space. Alfred Worden was an Apollo 15 astronaut.

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"Let us hope for as good a companion volume taking the story to the shuttle and space-station era and the emergence of space powers other than Russia and the U.S."-Roland Green, Booklist -- Roland Green Booklist "As much a story of cultural ambition and personal destiny as of scientific progress and technological history, To a Distant Day offers a thoroughly compelling account of humankind's determined efforts-sometimes poignant, sometimes amazing, sometimes mad-to leave Earth behind."-Quest Quest "As someone who has been teaching a course on space exploration for many years and has visited most of NASA's space centers, I have found plenty of new and valuable material in To a Distant Day... I recommend the book to all who wish to know more about the conditions, people, and discoveries between 1890 and 1960 that led to the space age."-Pangratios Papacosta, Physics Today -- Pangratios Papacosta Physics Today "To a Distant Day is not simply about scientific and technical developments. It provides insight into the social and political context of the early rocket pioneers and how progress emerged amidst competing egos, political pressures, and technical challenges... Insightful, instructive, and definitely worth the read."-Greg Andres, Journal of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada -- Greg Andres Journal of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada "Since the dawn of time, mankind has looked skyward and longed to travel the heavens, to feel the glow of distant stars, to explore the celestial bodies of our galactic neighborhood, and to venture beyond this earthly cradle. Chris Gainor's work, To a Distant Day, tells of the engineers, the scientists, and the explorers who realized the ancient dream and ventured from Earth."-David R. Self, Technology and Culture -- David R. Self Technology and Culture "Chris Gainor's new book, To a Distant Day, recreates the colorful history of how rocketry came to be."-David Reneke, davidreneke.com -- David Reneke davidreneke.com

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