Rockets and People, Volume 2: Creating a Rocket Industry
by Boris Chertok
Publisher: NASA 2006
Number of pages: 383
This is volume 2 -- Creating a Rocket Industry: Chertok not only describes and reflects upon his experiences, but he also elicits and extracts profound insights from an epic story about a society's quest to explore the cosmos.
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