This maps out a possible future for space-minded young scientists in addition to educating him on rocket engines, propulsion, steering, and all the steps in building a giant rocket from calculations to countdown. Preparation for a career in rocketry must begin early. There are special courses to take in high school and special colleges to attend. Hand in hand with this information comes the why and wherefore of space engineering along with- its history, its teamwork approach, its essential attitudes. Particular experiments can be worked out here and now according to the safe instructions offered on several non-hazardous projects. A glossary of terms, many diagrams and photographs further clarify a thrilling new profession for those with such inclinations.