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To the End of the Solar System: The Story of the Nuclear Rocket

Dewar, James A.

Published by The University Press of Kentucky, 2004
ISBN 10: 0813122678 / ISBN 13: 9780813122670
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Title: To the End of the Solar System: The Story of...

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

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Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book is in excellent condition and has no remarkable flaws, the jacket is also in excellent shape with some very mild rubbing only, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 438 pages, "offers the first comprehensive history of nuclear rocketry and presents a map for its future reconstitution". Bookseller Inventory # 037891

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Synopsis: Chemically propelled rockets can lift less than 5 percent of their take-off weight into orbit, a fact that could forever limit the space program. Nuclear-powered rockets, however, with their superior thrusting power and speed, are radically different. So argues James A. Dewar in the only comprehensive history ever written of the nuclear rocket project. It is a story of political battles over the space program's future, involving Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, and a readable account of its technical successes, a story perhaps more interesting and certainly more important, Dewar believes, than the history of atomic and H-bomb development. Dewar maintains that only by reestablishing a nuclear rocket project can the nation have a space program worthy of the 21st century, one that makes reality of the hopes and dreams of science fiction.

About the Author: James A. Dewar worked exclusively on nuclear affairs in the Department of Energy, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission. He lives in Oxford, Maryland.

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