Burning the Sky by Mark Wolverton

Burning the Sky by Mark Wolverton

Author:Mark Wolverton [WOLVERTON, MARK]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: HIS027030, HIS027080, HIS036060, SCI034000
ISBN: 9781468314182
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Published: 2018-11-12T16:00:00+00:00

Nicholas C. Christofilos, Greek-American physicist, photographed in 1971.

(Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Physicist James Van Allen, here pictured posing in his Iowa laboratory with one of his rockoons.

(Credit: University of Iowa Libraries)

A full-scale model of Explorer 1, America’s first satellite, held by its creators. The team was gathered at a press conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, in the early hours of February 1, 1958, to confirm that the satellite, which had launched a few hours before, was in orbit. From left to right: Jet Propulsion Laboratory director William Hayward Pickering, James Van Allen, and Wernher von Braun.

(Credit: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory–Caltech)


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