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Escape From Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Author: Fraser MacDonald.

Escape From Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Author: Fraser MacDonald.

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Item #: D33846
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610398718
In 1930s Los Angeles, an earnest engineering student named Frank Malina sets out to prove that it is possible to build a rocket. With the help of his friend Jack Parsons, a grandiose and occult-obsessed explosives enthusiast, Malina embarks on a journey that takes him from junkyards and desert lots to the heights of the military-industrial complex. Malina de... More
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In 1930s Los Angeles, an earnest engineering student named Frank Malina sets out to prove that it is possible to build a rocket. With the help of his friend Jack Parsons, a grandiose and occult-obsessed explosives enthusiast, Malina embarks on a journey that takes him from junkyards and desert lots to the heights of the military-industrial complex. Malina designs the first American rocket to reach space and establishes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but as Fraser MacDonald explains, trouble soon finds him: the FBI suspects Malina of being a communist, and when some classified documents go missing, his comrades will prove to be anything but dependable.

"[Thanks to] MacDonald's fascination with his story and a dogged determination to write this riveting and important book, [Malina's] legacy has been revived, and will surely long endure."—Simon Winchester


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