Book Id: 50270 The problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. Offprint. Frank Malina, Martin Summerfield.
The problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. Offprint

The problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. Offprint

Publisher Information: 1947.

Malina, Frank (1912-81) and Martin Summerfield (1916-96). The problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. Offprint from Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences 14 (1947). 471-480pp. Text diagrams. 287 x 210 mm. Original printed wrappers, unobtrusive stain on front wrapper. Very good. From the library of aeronautics and aerospace pioneer Theodore von Kármán (1881-1963), with his ownership stamp on the inside front wrapper and his characteristic docketing on the front wrapper.

First Edition, Offprint Issue. “Malina’s paper, co-authored by Summerfield, laid out for the first time the theoretical criteria for ‘staged rockets’—the standard means of orbital access for over half a century” (MacDonald). Malina, one of the pioneers of modern astronautics, co-founded the Aerojet Corporation with Summerfield, Theodore von Kármán (his professor and mentor at Cal Tech) and two other Cal Tech students; he also led the team that developed the WAC Corporal, America’s first high-altitude rocket and the first vehicle to achieve hypersonic speeds. This copy of Malina’s paper is from von Kármán’s library.

Book Id: 50270

Price: $3,750.00

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