Rockets and People, Volume 1
by Boris Chertok
Publisher: NASA History Series 2005
Number of pages: 436
Volume 1 of the memoirs of academician Boris Chertok, translated from the original Russian. Describes his early years as an engineer and ends with the mission to Germany after the end of World War II when the Soviets captured Nazi missile technology and expertise.
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