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U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle

J.D Hunley


This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the sky. This two-volume work traces the evolution of this technology, from Robert Goddard's research in the 1920s through the development of the Titan missiles and launch vehicles in the 1960s to the refinement of the space shuttle in the 1980s. With the first book devoted primarily to military hardware and the second to launch vehicle hardware, the book offers an overview of these impressive engineerin ... More

Keywords: U.S. missile technology, U.S. rocket technology, aeronautics, astronautics, Robert Goddard, Titan, space shuttle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031781
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.D Hunley, author