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Arrows to the Moon: Avro's Engineers and the Space Race: Apogee Books Space Series 19 Paperback – October 1, 2001


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  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896522831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896522838
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,957,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Gainor is a communications consultant and journalist with a keen interest in space travel. He is a fellow fo the British Interplanetary Society and the author of Arrows to the Moon.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ken R. Harman on November 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
Most people know that German rocket engineers led by Wernher von Braun helped build the rocket that put Apollo astronauts on the Moon. But few have heard about the Canadian and British engineers who also made a big contribution to the success of Apollo. Now their story is told for the first time in "Arrows to the Moon." This excellent book starts off with the story of how Canada scrapped the Avro Arrow, the most advanced jet interceptor of its time, and how NASA scooped up 32 of Avro's top engineers. This book follows their work in the U.S. space program from the early Mercury flights right through to the International Space Station. It includes stories about Jim Chamberlin and his design work on the Gemini spacecraft, John Hodge's efforts as the flight director when America faced its first emergency in space on Gemini 8, and Owen Maynard's contributions to Apollo. And there's much more. Top NASA officials were unanimous: the group from Canada was a "godsend" to NASA. Now, for the first time, their story is told in Arrows to the Moon.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert N. Mccullough on November 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
I grew up with the space program and have read every book I could get my hands on concerning the early space programs. This well-written and extensively-researched book covers a topic I hadn't considered: the contributions to the American space program made by the Canadian and British engineers and scientists who lost their jobs when the Canadian Avro Arrow was abruptly cancelled just as the space race was heating up. Many of these highly-trained workers made their way south, signed on with NASA, and made significant contributions to every manned space program from Mercury to the ISS. This is the definitive story of these people. Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nan Taylor on September 1, 2004
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This hidden gem of a book is one of the best there is on the space program. Its main purpose is to explore a little-known but important corner of space history - the Canadian contribution to the space program. But it is so masterfully written, it manages to summarize the entire feeling of the Apollo program incredibly well - a feeling I remember from my many years working on the project. If you read one book on space history, this should be it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jay M. Chladek on February 17, 2006
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Given that I am interested in both the space program and advanced aircraft projects like the Avro Arrow, I picked up this book hoping to maybe pick up a few tidbits on both projects. Boy could I have been more wrong (but in a very pleasant way) as this book more then surpassed my expectations. It turned out to be a very enjoyable read like pretty much every other publication offered by Apogee to date.

For those expecting a lot of technical details on the Arrow, unfortunately you don't get much. The Arrow book by Boston Mills Press would be a better starting point for that program (buy both books if you can).

This book is mainly a history and somewhat biographical account of various Avro engineers (Canadian and British born) who found themselves out of work when the Arrow was cancelled. These individuals eventually found themselves working for the fledgling NASA organization at a time when engineers with practical experience in aerospace projects were very much needed. Once there, they helped to design and build the spacecraft and associated hardware needed to first get men into space and eventually the moon. Not all of them went to work for NASA though as a few went to work for the contractors as well. Others returned to Canada after a short time to work for companies that would go on to help with Canada's satellite industry, contractor contributions to the US program and ultimately the Canadian Space Program. But this book is more then that as it doesn't just cover the Avro engineers. Other Canadian contributions by those who made the trek south (and who didn't work for Avro) are covered as well. It puts into perspective the truely international scope of the manned space program both during the 1960s and today.
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