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Chapters on 75 Theoretical, Fictional and Real (but cancelled) subjects
534 pages on 80# coated stock
8 1/2" x 11", w/durable Smyth-sewn hardcover binding
Over 500 photographs and illustrations in color and B&W
Detailed data drawings
No Longer Available from ARA Press. Used copies can be found at amazon.com
|Nominated for the 2002 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award!|
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The authors were interviewed on the Science/Science Fiction show Hour 25 at the World Science Fiction Convention in September 2002.
Click here to see the introductory material (with a link to the audio lower on the page) or click here to go directly to the audio.
|Jack Hagerty was featured on the SETI Institute's radio program Are We Alone? on June 20, 2004, the day before SpaceshipOne's historic first flight. Jack's interview is the second half of this one-hour show. Click here to be taken to the general program site where all of the shows are archived (scroll down to the June 20 show), or click here to go directly to the program. The show is a 22MB mp3 file that will take about an hour to download with a 56K modem.|
Spaceship Handbook examines 75 influential Rocket and Spacecraft designs of the 20th Century, their designers and the stories surrounding their creation. These stories tell of the spaceship's birth in the work of theoretical geniuses, its struggle for acceptance in Entertainment, and the exciting prospects for real spaceships in the near future. Written by Jack Hagerty and Jon C. Rogers with a foreword by noted aerospace authority Frederick I. Ordway III, the book is large (12" x 9" x 1.5" thick) hardbound, and printed on 80 lb matte coated stock with Smyth-sewn binding. It is 534 pages including Introductions, Appendices, a 16-page index and has a beautiful oil painted cover. In addition to the 114 detailed Data Drawings sheets that are central to its documenting 20th Century spaceships, it contains 250 Color Pictures, 150 black and white pictures, and over 100 additional illustrations.
Spaceship Handbook is the standard reference for the "Concept Scale" competition event held by the National Association of Rocketry.
Entries on each of the following rockets include historical background information, plot summaries (for fictional subjects) or mission summaries (for theoretical and real subjects), plus a dimensioned and color-accented data drawing.
PART I: The Theoreticians
PART II: The Entertainers
PART III: The Real Stuff
Appendix A: A discussion of the "Atomic Rocket" Concept
Appendix B: Model Rocketry Section