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by Harry Wulforst

  • ISBN: 0517565862
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Harry Wulforst
  • Subcategory: Engineering
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion; 1st edition (October 3, 1990)
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • FB2 size: 1819 kb
  • EPUB size: 1826 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 223
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Tells the little-known story of the race to develop rocket propulsion, focusing on the scientists and engineers who created the rockets the astronauts rode
Reviews about The Rocketmakers (2):
Pemand
The Space Age is often said to have begun with a n early motion picture, "Frau im Mond" that was made my film pioneer Fritz Lang. Lang was himself inspired by the pioneering rocket writings and experiments of WIlly Ley and Hermann Oberth, and that's where this book begins. It ends with the summary of the success of the Apollo Program that put the first men on the moon. This book is about how that early dream of experimenters like Ley, Obarth and Robert Goddard led to the accomplishments of the US space program, and to that end author Wulforst has presented not so much a linear history of rocket flight as a series of significant events. Each chapter begins with a date and a time, a significant event, and the background to that event, and the outcome, and the consequences. A very different approach for a historian, but one that emphasizes the roles of these individuals in creating the space age.

Most of the events described here have to do with the emergence of the German rocket program and Robert Goddard's experiments, both of which would have far lasting effects for WWII and beyond. The German program produced, among other weapons, the world's first ballistic missile weapon, the A4, better known as the V2, which later became the core of the early American missile program (which itself was led by many of the same Germans.) Goddard's early work influenced the German pre-war rocket pioneers, and later he developed first the US Army's Bazooka, and then a number of other ground and air based rocket weapons.

While events between the end of WII and the Apollo Program are briefly summarized in the final two chapters, this book concentrates mainly on the period between around 1930 and 1943. That's fine, as there are plenty of good books on post-war rocket development and the US and Soviet space programs. hat this volume delivers is a detailed, individual-focused look at the period of development between those two times, and I think it does a very good job of filling in the historical details.
Maman
I am not a writer but an engineer but I do want to recommend this book. I agree with other review in that I really appreciate the perspective of the designers and builders of rockets versus the users. Additionally it is a good story starting with Oberth's influence on a German movie, the media's view of Goddard and going forward into the actual development of rocketry for launching men into space. I was lucky I found this book for a dollar at my local library because this is definitely an under-appreciated work of history. Unfortunately it is not an ebook or otherwise easy to find if it were not for the internet. I do say it is worth the 4-5 dollars for delivery if you have and interest in the people who dreamed and designed rockets.

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