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The book starts nicely, with the author visiting the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and interviewing those who worked with her father (a JPL engineer). Read morePublished 5 months ago by A Forest Fan
For those of us who witnessed space exploration through those periodic NASA broadcasts in the 1960's through the present time, this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Swift 37
MG Lord's poignant and powerful account of adolescence in 1960's Southern California transcends the all-too-prevalent coming-of-age- amidst-dysfunction memoirs that have gummed up... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Kukoff
Lord presents a fascinating read about the early years at JPL. The back stories of the men in the early development of the space program as well as the period's Cold War paranoia... Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. Martinez
Satan worshipers, left-over Nazis, kooky dreamers , communist sympathizers, war mongers and male chauvinist pigs - that's who the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ken Korczak
This is an example of an author attempting to force his/her agenda on others. The book is unfocused, un-disciplined, poorly researched, filled with personal opinions (many of which... Read morePublished on October 31, 2011 by Gilbert Huey
I was disappointed with this book. It seems like a missed opportunity for an overview of all that is JPL - the people and the missions regardless if they were successful or... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Gary Milgrom
I just finished reading this and found it excellent. It is a rare combination of personal confidences and understanding of a professional culture. Read morePublished on April 18, 2009 by David Isenberg
This slender book is beautifully written, offering both a portrait of a girl and her father as well as background history about the space movement. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by Margo Howard