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R.W. Bussard and R.D. DeLauer

Editorial: McGraw Hill, 1958
Condición: Fair Encuadernación de tapa dura
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NUCLEAR ROCKET PROPULSION, R.W. Bussard and R.D. DeLauer, McGraw Hill, 1958, 370p, hc w/dj, bumped/scuffed/tears dj, bumped/scuffed boards, clean/tanning text, tight binding, RARE FIRST TEXT IN THE FIELD, SIGNED/INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Richard "Rick" D. DeLauer--"TO DOLPH, SO HE CAN HELP US BUILD THE FIRST NUCLEAR STAGE, /S/ DICK" --I BELIEVE "DOLPH" TO BE ARTHUR RUDOLPH, CLOSE COLLEAGUE OF WERNER VON BRAUN AND NAZI ROCKETEER WHO DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED THE V-2 AND WAS BROUGHT TO THE US UNDER OPERATION PAPERCLIP/OVERCAST. RUDOLPH WOULD GO ON TO MANAGE THE PERSHING MISSILE AND SATURN V MOON ROCKET PROGRAMS, THE LATTER OF WHICH TOOK MAN TO THE MOON IN 1969. FOR HIS PART, DeLauer was a former Under Secretary of Defense in charge of research and engineering from 1981 to 1984. He later formed a consulting organization, The Orion Group Ltd., before he became chairman and chief executive of the Fairchild Space and Defense Corporation. He came to Government service after 15 years as a top official of TRW Inc., the military contractor. As its executive vice president from 1970 until 1981, he played a major role in developing technical aspects of the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile programs and other space, military and electronic systems. A native of Oakland, Calif., Dr. DeLauer was a graduate of Stanford University who served as an aeronatuical engineering officer in the United States Navy in World War II and stayed on in scientific posts after the war. He took part in experimental development of nuclear rocket propulsion technology at the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico. He received his doctoral degree at the Calfiornia Insitute of Technology and was a co-author of two books on nuclear rocket flight. Before he retired from the Navy in 1966, Dr. DeLauer directed space technology laboratories for the Navy and headed its Titan missile program. After retirement he joined TRW as a vice president in charge of its systems engineering division. DELAUER'S COAUTHOR OF THIS BOOK, ROBERT W BUSSARD, WAS THE PRIME MOVER BEHIND THE US NUCLEAR ROCKET PROGRAM, INVENTOR OF THE INTERSTELLAR RAMJET, ATOMIC ENERGY COMM. MEMBER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOVE FROM FISSION TO FUSION--150.00. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-1056985418

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Editorial: McGraw Hill

Año de publicación: 1958

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fair

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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From the bland and mundane, to the esoteric and insane¿

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