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The History of Manned Space Flight - David Baker

New Cavendish, 1981, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ notably ruffled at top front edge with a 3” closed tear at the foot of the upper panel toward the spine. Leans slightly. Internally bright and clean.

From the cover: “This is a cohesive history of the dreams and achievements that have taken man on his most formidable journey – beyond the earth’s atmosphere. The theories of practical manned space flight were being expressed in the sixteenth century by Romanian rocket designer, Conrad Haas, and were expanded with almost prophetic accuracy by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. After World War Two these dreams were realized through the vision of Wernher von Braun in the United States and paralleled by Sergei Korolev in the Soviet Union, the men who were primarily responsible for designing the means to deliver man into space: giant, non-reusable, staged rockets. Here then is the history of all the great moments of failure, tension, drama, euphoria and success that characterized the beginning of man’s adventure in space.” 328 illustrations and 32 pages of colour.
Size: 13½" x 10"
Number of Pages: 544
ISBN: 090456830X

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