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Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Jared S. Buss


This book is an academic biography of Willy Ley (1906-1969), an influential American science writer and rocket expert. During the 1940s and 1950s, Ley became a scientific celebrity in the United States. He wrote dozens of books and hundreds of articles popularizing a future of interplanetary travel and Americans in space. Additionally, Ley appeared on radio and television programs, such as Face the Nation and Disney’s “Man in Space.” He gave countless interviews to journalists, who turned to him as America’s recognized authority on rockets and space travel. Through his books, articles, and con ... More

Keywords: Popular science, history of spaceflight, Willy Ley, science and media, popular culture, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054438
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jared S. Buss, author
Oklahoma City Community College