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Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: The Dawn of the Space Age

The Dawn of the Space Age takes you on a fascinating journey into our space past. You’ll experience what rocket pioneers had to go through to develop today’s rockets, missiles, and space vehicles.

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Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: Avoiding Armageddon

Avoiding Armageddon provides a detailed and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Cold War conflict between the American and Soviet superpowers. It lucidly describes the effects of nuclear weapons and how they work. The Soviets achieved a startling number of space firsts (first satellite, first man and woman to orbit the Earth, first probes to reach Mars and Venus, first Space Station, more powerful ICBMs. The USSR assumed a commanding lead in the Space Race between both countries; however, the book describes how and why despite appearances it was actually the United States that was ahead. Avoiding Armageddon disentangles and clearly explains the labyrinthine Soviet organizational and design bureau structure. Although the U.S. won the Moon Race, the Soviets came very close with their own Moon rocket, the N1.

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Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: In Space To Stay

Whereas Avoiding Armageddon reveals the Cold War conflict and ensuing Space Race from the Soviet Union’s point of view, In Space To Stay describes this engrossing story from the American perspective. The United States won the Moon Race on July 20, 1969. The world’s leading space power accomplished 11 manned Apollo flights (Apollo 7–17) without killing anybody, although Apollo 13 had to circle around the Moon and limp home after an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module. Twelve brave astronauts landed on the Moon and came back with 835 pounds (379 kilos) of moon rocks, over 1000 times as much as their Soviet competitors were able to return using three automated Lunokhod rovers.

The 485-ton International Space Station is a shining example of what the international community can accomplish, beyond what any single nation could do alone. It remains the world’s most expensive undertaking to date. After many false starts and a string of politically unsellable programs, NASA is also finally pushing ahead with a worthy successor to the Apollo-era Saturn V: the much-vaunted Space Launch System, which will come in crewed and cargo versions. The SLS will have greater lift capability and reliability than its Saturn V predecessor. The Russians are also making remarkable strides with their new systems. NASA should also be praised for a string of scientific space exploration missions, exemplified by the successful landing of the SUV-sized Curiosity robotic rover on Mars in 2012.

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Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: The Never-Ending Frontier

The Never-Ending Frontier is the flagship book of the Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science series and culminates a thorough exposé of the entire panorama surrounding the development of rockets, missiles, and space vehicles as we know them today and what the exciting future holds. It describes today’s space programs being carried out by the spacefaring nations of the world. The book also explains the world’s ballistic missile defense programs, exemplified by President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (the “Star Wars” Program) and its downscaling to the U.S. ballistic missile defense system that is deployed today.

This ground-breaking book explains how and why the burgeoning commercial space sector promises to “democratize” routine space access and make space flight affordable for the ordinary citizen in the coming decades. It reveals that rocket science is long overdue for a complete breakthrough, presaging the “death” of rocket science as we know it today, and its replacement by field effects interactions or something to that effect that will require no propellants or visible means of propulsion as we know them today. Finally, The Never-Ending Frontier takes you on a mind-boggling trip to tomorrow, where humans will begin to explore the cosmos and more than likely we will find out that intelligent life is common throughout the universe.