By William Roy Shelton
Designated background of the yank area software to 1967. 367 pages. Hardcover. Little, Brown and corporate.
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Missiles: Matador, Snark, Navaho, Bomarc, Atlas, Redstone, Jupiter, Thor, Polaris and job they did THE DAWNING OF THE SPACE AGE Vanguard. The dollar value of was over a million, but it tered, twisted metal that while. It | a single missile like Atlas wasn't the worth of the bat- made missile recovery worth- was the information on the cause of which often 2^ failure, led to successful modification. " At the same time that Berger and ting more experience in their highly tion, The Cape Canaveral south beach was itself now his crew were get- specialized occupa- was constantly expanding.
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American Space Exploration - The First Decade by William Roy Shelton