Eagle Book of Rockets and Space Travel

Eagle Book of Rockets and Space Travel was publish around the time that John F Kennedy was pledging to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. The prediction in this book places that event between 1968 and 1969, so was not too bad a guess, but they continued to predict that we would be on distant planets prior to 2000. If only the pace of development had kept up...

Original Price : Unknown

Published by : Longacre Press Limited in 1961

Edited by : John W.R. Taylor and Maurice Allward

Dimensions : 21.5cm x 26c.5m with 192 pages.

Selected highlights:
  • Jet engines run on Helium for satellite re-positioning
  • No obvious mention of Wernher von Braun
  • Lacrosse - not the game, but a missile.
  • Meet Space Dogs: Belka and Strelka.
Man in Space Page 4
So you want to be a Space-man? 11
These Men gave us Space Flight 21
How and Why? 41
Power for Space 55
Let's go into Space 70
Space-age Models 74
Rockets for War 85
Space Station Number One 115
Putting Space to Work 125
Laboratories in Space 136
Man on the Moon 157
Beyond the Moon 169
Index 187
Acknowledgements 192