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Peenemünde and the A-4 (V-2), 1932–1945

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the A-4 (V-2) missile and provides technical information needed for later analysis of ways in which the V-2 was and was not a stepping-stone for American ... More


The Beginnings: Goddard and Oberth, 1926–1945

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the two rocket pioneers who had the greatest influence on American missiles and launch vehicles: the American physicist and rocket experimenter Robert H. Goddard and the ... More


JPL: From JATO to the Corporal, 1936–1957

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter covers rocket development in the United States before, during, and shortly after World War II at what became the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Pasadena, California. Topics ... More


Polaris and Minuteman: The Solid-Propellant Breakthrough, 1955–1970

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Polaris and Minuteman missiles. By the time Polaris got under way in 1956 and Minuteman in 1958, solid-propellant rocketry had already made tremendous ... More


From Pompton Lakes to White Sands: Other Liquid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1930–1954

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses other American rocket efforts from 1930 to 1954, culminating in a joining of German and JPL rocket technologies in the Bumper WAC project. Goddard, with his small band of ... More


From Eaton Canyon to the Sergeant Missile: Solid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1940–1962

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on developments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after World War II. Until the mid-1950s, the main efforts in the evolution of large surface-to-surface missiles in the United ... More


The Art of Rocket Engineering

J. D. Hunley

in U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031781
eISBN:
9780813038568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031781.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book has argued that the basic process of developing rocket technology involves engineering more than rocket science. In making this point, it follows the general theses of Edwin Layton, Walter ... More


The Titan I and II, 1955–1966

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Titan I and Titan II missiles. Titan I began essentially as insurance for Atlas in case the earlier missile's technology proved unworkable. Accordingly, ... More


Conclusion

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. This book has followed the history of rocket technology, especially missile technology, from its early beginnings in the research ... More


Introduction

Monique Laney

in German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book documents the integration of rocket engineers from Nazi Germany, along with their families, into Huntsville, a small community in Alabama, after World War II. It examines how Huntsville ... More


Huntsville Becomes the “Rocket City”

Monique Laney

in German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how rocket engineers from Nazi Germany helped transform Huntsville into a “Rocket City.” When the German rocket experts and their families moved from Fort Bliss, Texas, to ... More


Becoming Americans

Monique Laney

in German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how German rocket specialists who came to Huntsville after World War II became American citizens. More than 200 German rocketeers who had come to the United States under the ... More


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