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To Reach the High Frontier (Hardback)

A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles

World History > The Americas > USA

Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 528
Illustrations: photos, figures
ISBN: 9780813122458
Published: 15th November 2002
Casemate UK Academic

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Access -- no single word better describes the primary concern of the exploration and development of space. Every participant in space activities -- civil, military, scientific, or commercial -- needs affordable, reliable, frequent, and flexible access to space. To Reach the High Frontier details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957. Each case study has been written by a specialist knowledgeable about the vehicle described and places each system in the larger context of the history of spaceflight. The technical challenge of reaching space with chemical rockets, the high costs associated with space launch, the long lead times necessary for scheduling flights, and the poor reliability of the rockets themselves show launch vehicles to be the space program's most difficult challenge.

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