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Frontiers of Space (The Pocket encyclopaedia of spaceflight in colour) Hardcover – August, 1969

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Product Details

  • Series: The Pocket encyclopaedia of spaceflight in colour
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; 1st edition (August 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071373504X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713735048
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. Bartosh on April 27, 2013
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This is one of those rare books that was truly prescient about the future of space travel. It looks like a simple kiddie book but in fact has significant scientific information, and collects in one place many of the ideas that the aerospace leaders of the time were thinking about as they progressed past Apollo and into the era of space transport. Do not miss an opportunity to enjoy this book!
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Format: Hardcover
The original of this book was published in 1969, and I read it around 1970. It had a huge impact on me, all the detailed descriptions of single stage to orbit rocket systems, many of them developed in the early 1960s at Douglas, where my father worked. The artwork greatly magnified the impact. I can still clearly remember these images. The ideas are still advanced by today's standards. If you want a tour through "blue sky" rocket ideas with inspiring artwork, this is the book for you.
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