Dreamers

THE EARLIEST ROCKETS 12

SPACE VISIONARIES 14

ROCKET PROPHET 16

NEW WORLD PIONEER

THE DREAM TAKES SHAPE 20

ROCKET SOCIETIES 22

THE BIRTH OF THE MISSILE 24

THE MISSILE GOES TO WAR 26

THE WINNERS TAKE ALL 28

VON BRAUN: MODEL AMERICAN 30

THE CHIEF DESIGNER 32

MISSILES AND ROCKET PLANES 34

EXPERIENCE: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE 36

REACHING FOR ORBIT 38

First published in Great Britain in 2007 by Dorling Kindersley Limited 80 Strand, London WC2R ORL

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Copyright © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Text (excluding foreword) copyright © Giles Sparrow 2007

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