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Escape from Earth

A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Fraser MacDonald

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.
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  • Publisher: Profile
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 382pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 230x152mm
  • ISBN: 9781781259702
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
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