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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 5 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 9 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
Billed as a memoir of "The private life of rocket science", this book is nothing of the kind. It dwells on the experiences of women and homosexuals in the space engineering field,... Read morePublished on December 11, 2005 by Too many books, not enough time
I have lived in Houston since 1978 and untill I read M.G. Lord's historical memoir, had forgoten the dreams I had in my childhood that I would someday go to outer space. Read morePublished on July 10, 2005 by Winifred S. Pfister
This is an eye-opener. It is packed full of pictures, not only of her family but parts and people of the Rocket & Space activities out in LaJolla and Pasadena. Read morePublished on June 27, 2005 by Betty Burks