From the Publisher
For the first time The Rocket Team is now accompanied by a DVD-Video featuring nearly five hours of rare footage of the Rockt Team's extraordinary legacy.
This remarkable collection includes hours of rare historical footage of early German rocket pioneers from the 1920's.
A host of video clips of rocket launches from the 1920's to the 1960's including a documentary on America's first satellite Explorer 1.
Two extremely rare lectures by Wernher von Braun, filmed ten years apart, explaining his vision for manned space flight.
Very low-generation color film footage of the V-2 being launched in the 1940's from Peenemunde and White Sands, New Mexico.
The final tests before America ventured into space is featured in documentaries aout the early flights of von Braun's Redstone.
Official government footage explaining the huge undertaking that became von Braun's Saturn rocket with period animations.
The first primates in space were the famous Able-Baker monkeys. A documentary from the early days of the space race explores their flight.
A tribute to Mr Missile Major General Holger Toftoy, the man who brought the Rocket Team together in America.
About the Author
Frederick I. Ordway III worked with Wernher von Braun at the former Army Ballistic Missile Agency and later at the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is the author of over 30 books on the subject of space flight, rocketry, and space sciences.