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The Resource To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles, edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins

To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles, edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins

Label
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles
Title
To reach the high frontier
Title remainder
a history of U.S. launch vehicles
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Access -- no single word better describes the primary concern of the exploration and development of space. Every participant in space activities -- civil, military, scientific, or commercial -- needs affordable, reliable, frequent, and flexible access to space. To Reach the High Frontier details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957. Each case study has been written by a specialist knowledgeable about the vehicle described and places each system in the larger context of the history of spaceflight. The technic
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Launius, Roger D
  • Jenkins, Dennis R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Rocketry
  • HISTORY
  • Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Rocketry
  • United States
Label
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles, edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Episodes in the evolution of launch vehicle technology / Roger D. Launius -- Rocketry and the origins of space flight / Ray A. Williamson and Roger D. Launius -- Stage-and-a-half: the atlas launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins -- Delta: the ultimate Thor / Kevin S. Forsyth -- Titan: some heavy lifting required / Roger D. Launius -- History and development of U.S. small launch vehicles / Matt Bille, Pat Johnson, Robyn Kane [and others] -- Minuteman and the development of solid rocket launch technology / J.D. Hunley -- The biggest of them all: reconsidering the Saturn V / Ray A. Williamson -- Taming liquid hydrogen: the Centaur saga / Virginia P. Dawson -- Broken in midstride: Space Shuttle as a launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins -- Eclipsed by tragedy: the fated mating of the Shuttle and Centaur / Mark D. Bowles -- The quest for usability / Andrew J. Butrica -- Epilogue: "To the very limit of our ability" : reflections on forty years of military-civil partnership in space launch / David N. Spires and Rick W. Sturdevant
Control code
ocn606866117
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (519 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813148076
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780813122458
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129bwbz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606866117
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles, edited by Roger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Episodes in the evolution of launch vehicle technology / Roger D. Launius -- Rocketry and the origins of space flight / Ray A. Williamson and Roger D. Launius -- Stage-and-a-half: the atlas launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins -- Delta: the ultimate Thor / Kevin S. Forsyth -- Titan: some heavy lifting required / Roger D. Launius -- History and development of U.S. small launch vehicles / Matt Bille, Pat Johnson, Robyn Kane [and others] -- Minuteman and the development of solid rocket launch technology / J.D. Hunley -- The biggest of them all: reconsidering the Saturn V / Ray A. Williamson -- Taming liquid hydrogen: the Centaur saga / Virginia P. Dawson -- Broken in midstride: Space Shuttle as a launch vehicle / Dennis R. Jenkins -- Eclipsed by tragedy: the fated mating of the Shuttle and Centaur / Mark D. Bowles -- The quest for usability / Andrew J. Butrica -- Epilogue: "To the very limit of our ability" : reflections on forty years of military-civil partnership in space launch / David N. Spires and Rick W. Sturdevant
Control code
ocn606866117
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (519 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813148076
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780813122458
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt129bwbz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606866117
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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