Escape from Earth

Escape from Earth

A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Hardback382pp Illustrated230x152mm

9781781259702     Product Code: 514675


After happening upon an old – and still restricted – Cold War rocket testing site in the Outer Hebrides, Fraser MacDonald began to research the technology being tested, the ‘Corporal’ guided missile, and the mystery of the designer Frank J Malina. This book tells the long-buried story of this pioneering rocket scientist, his work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the birth of the space rocket – and how its inventor was written out of history during the McCarthy witch-hunts.

publ £20.00