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

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


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


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

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031781
eISBN:
9780813038568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031781.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


Viking and Vanguard, 1945–1959

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/9780813031781.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the Viking and Vanguard programs, separate American rocket efforts that contributed importantly to missile and launch vehicle technology, including the use of gimbals for ... More


Titan Space-Launch Vehicles, 1961–1990

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/9780813031781.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Titan family of space-launch vehicles. While NASA was just getting started with the massive development effort for the Saturn launch vehicles, the Air ... 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


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


Introduction

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/9780813031774.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter sets out the purposes of this book, which is to address the question: How could the United States have advanced so rapidly from the relatively primitive rocket technology ... More


Introduction

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/9780813031781.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter sets out the purposes of the book, which is to address the question: How could the United States have advanced so rapidly from the relatively primitive rocket technology ... More


The Space Shuttle, 1972–1991

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/9780813031781.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The space shuttle marked a radical departure from the general pattern of previous launch vehicles. Not only was it, unlike its predecessors, a (mostly) reusable launch vehicle; it was also part ... 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


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


Saturn I through Saturn V, 1958–1975

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/9780813031781.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Saturn series of launch vehicles. By far the largest U.S. launch vehicle, Saturn V stood some 363 feet tall with its 80 feet of payload included. Using ... More


Redstone, Jupiter C, and Juno I, 1946–1961

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/9780813031774.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter covers the Redstone missile and its modification into the first stage of the Juno I launch vehicle that placed the first U.S. satellite into orbit on January 31, 1958. The upper stages ... More


The Atlas Space-Launch Vehicle and Its Upper Stages, 1958–1990

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/9780813031781.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Atlas space-launch vehicles. Conceived as a missile, Atlas turned out to be a versatile launch vehicle, mated with a great variety of upper stages ... More


The Scout Family of Space-Launch Vehicles, 1956–1990

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/9780813031781.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Scout series of launch vehicles. The Scout series of launch vehicles was the first multistage booster to operate exclusively with solid-propellant ... More


The Thor-Delta Family of Space-Launch Vehicles, 1958–1990

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/9780813031781.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Thor-Delta family of space launch vehicles. The Thor missiles did not remain in operational use very long, but even before the Air Force retired them in ... More


Eisenhower’s Principles

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights Eisenhower's governance principles that contributed to his response to the Sputnik launch. One of these is secrecy. By keeping America's defense secrets too tight, Eisenhower ... More


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