ATLAS: The Story of a Missile by John L. Chapman

ATLAS: The Story of a Missile

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For students, seriously interested in rocketry and astronautics, this highly illustrated history of America's first intercontinental ballistics missile is a must. Told step by step, the conception and birth pangs of the multi-staged rocket, the Atlas, are lucidly explained so that anyone from a teen-ager to an octogenarian can follow the exciting events leading up to its 18,000 m.p.h. achievement. A meaningful document of man's growing victory over space.

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 1959
Publisher: Harper