The Rocketdyne firm, formed just after World War II, was a pioneer in missile engines and space travel and is still building engines for the space shuttle today under parent company Pratt & Whitney. Kraemer, an aeronautical engineer who worked at Rocketdyne in the 1950s and '60s, details the company's story and projects through the recollections of team members as well as through the private library of Rocketdyne and NASA materials amassed by retiree Vince Wheelock. Many b & w images are included. Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc, Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Sold by Wordery Astronautics $ 36.00Rocketdyne: Paperback: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics: 9781563477546: 01 Aug 2005: From the first US orbiting satellite, to Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin's walk on the Moon, almost every achievement in US Space history was helped by a Rocketdyne engine. This is the chronicle of a team's success that propelled the US space program from trailing the Soviet Union in the 1950s and early 1960s into a position of space leadership.