SPACE SHIPS AND SPACE TRAVEL by Frank Jr. Rose

SPACE SHIPS AND SPACE TRAVEL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Frank Rose has written good non-fiction for various age levels including Flying Windmills, Ben Franklin and Guided Missiles -- all published by Lothrop. This, a detailed and adult survey of the concept and practice of space flight, as it has developed through history, repeats much of the information contained in Guided Missiles, but branches out to cover the problems and aspects of human astronautics. Five compact chapters, which assume some preliminary grounding on the reader's part, discuss historical development from Lucian through French balloon men, early twentieth century work of such as Ganswindt and Ziolkovsky, the nature of atmosphere, the human element and problems of gravity, food, heat etc., and what the first space stations and actual flights will be like. Authoritative coverage of recent progress, this will find its ready market in the growing space science audience.

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard