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Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-12-2003 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CG Publishing release
Apogee Books is proud to present the newest edition of "The Rocket Team" by Frederick I. Ordway III & Mitchell R. Sharpe

This new edition includes a DVD with hours of previously unreleased videos of the German Rocket Pioneers, including two lectures by Wernher von Braun.

Acclaim for the original: 'The Rocket Pioneers"

Editor's Choice in The New York Times on August 4, 12, 19 and 26, 1979

Front page review in The New York Times Book Review July 29, 1979:

"The authors have done an excellent job of telling the story of our team." - Wernher Von Braun

"...this book provides interesting and factual reading on one of the most influential technical achievements of the twentieth century." - Astronomy

"The authors have made a commendable contribution in detailing this portion of important but frequently overlooked history. Moreover, they have presented it in a manner that focuses our attention on the past but at the same time encourages us to examine the future." - Book World, Washington Post

"...fascinating account that takes the reader from Germany and the V-2 rocket development to the United States and the Saturn moon rocket." - Memphis Press Scimitar

"There is no doubt at all that some of the stories told in it are interesting, even thrilling. The tale of the spiriting of a V2 missile from Poland to Britain is worth a dozen chapters of James Bond." - New Scientist (UK)

Contents of DVD:

  • Silent B&W footage
  • Experimental launches and construction by:
    • Fritz von Opel
    • Rudolf Nebel
    • Reinhold Tiling
    • Friedrich Schmiedl
    • Gerhard Zucker
    • Hermann Oberth
    • Max Valier
    • Heinrich Winkler
    • Eugen Sanger
    • A4 construction
    (Total time 1:28:22)
  • WWII Submarine Rocket test firing (1.06)
  • Silent color footage
    • Peenemunde V2 launches (8.06)
    • White Sands V2 launches (6.55)
  • Documentaries (Color)
    • Mr Missile "Holger" Toftoy (9.01)
    • The Able Baker Primate Flight (13.09)
    • The Saturn Rocket (late 1950's) (12.57)
    • Redstone 1 (14.37)
    • Redstone 2 (14.19)
    • 1965 Saturn lecture by Wernher von Braun (12.17)
  • Documentaries (B&W)
    • 1955 Future of space flight lecture by Wernher von Braun (59.07)
    • Explorer 1 (3.44)
Total disc running time 4 hours 3 mins 40 secs


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The book has been reissued in 2008! See: The Rocket Team

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