To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xv
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations xxi
  • 1. Space Dreams and War Drums 1
  • 2. Tsiolkovsky and the Birth of Soviet Astronautics 18
  • 3. Robert Goddard's Solitary Trail 36
  • 4. Hermann Oberth and Early German Rocketry 53
  • 5. Von Braun, Dornberger, and World War II 70
  • 6. Rockets, Balloons, and the Right Stuff 89
  • 7. Korolev and the First ICBM 109
  • 8. the Military-Industrial Complex 126
  • 9. Sputniks and Muttniks 144
  • 10. the Birth of NASA 163
  • 11. Man in Space Soonest 182
  • Epilogue: July 16, 1969 207
  • Sources 211
  • Index 219
  • University of Nebraska Press 238
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