Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science


[458-459] Chapter 3 Source Notes



1. Joseph W. Siry, "The Early History of Rocket Research," Scientific Monthly 71 (1950): 326-32; idem, "Rocket Research in the Twentieth Century," ibid., 408-21.

2. Samuel Glasstone, Sourcebook on the Space Sciences (New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1965). pp, 9-11: Nicolai A. Rynin, Interplanetary Flight and Communication (3 vols., 9 nos.), Vol. 1. no. 1. Dreams, Legends, and Early Fantasies, trans. R. Lavoott, NASA TT -640 (Washington. 1970). and Vol. 1, no. 2 Spacecraft in Science Fiction, trans. Lavoott, NASA TT F-641 (1971); Eugene M. Emme. A History of Space Flight (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965), chap. 2.

3. John Lear, Kepler's Dream (Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 1965).

4. Emme, Space Flight, pp. 38-46.

5. R. M. Goody, The Physics of the Stratosphere (Cambridge, England: Univ. Press, 1954). pp. 1-3.

6. Arthur C. Clarke, The Exploration of Space (New York: Harper, 1951).

7. Siry, "Rocket Research in the Twentieth Century"; G. Edward Pendray, "Pioneer Rocket Development in the United States," Technology and Culture 4 (1963): 384-92; Walter R. Dornberger, German V-2," ibid., pp. 393-409; G. A. Tokaty, "Soviet Rocket Technology," ibid., pp. 515-28; Wernher von Braun," "From Small Beginnings," in Kenneth W. Gatland, ed., Project Satellite (New York: British Book Centre, 1958). chap. 1; Willy Levy, Rockets, Missiles. and Space Travel (New York: Viking Press. 1957; 3d rev. ed., 1961): F. C. Durant III. "Rockets and Guided Missiles" in Encyclopedia Britannica (1967). 19:101-24.

8. K. E. Tsiolkovskiy, "The Investigation of Universal Space by Means of Reactive Devices," in Works on Rocket Technology by K. E. Tsiolkovskiy, M. K. Tikhonravov et al., eds., NASA translation TT F-243 (Washington, 1964). p. 95. See also, A. A. Blagonravov, ed., Collected works of K. E. Tsiolkovskiy, vol. 3, Reactive Flying Machines, Faraday Translations, NASA TT F-237 (Washington, 1965). p. 163. The paper, published in Vestnik vozdukhoplavania (Herald of Aeronautics) in 1911, is described in a subtitle as "A Summary of the Works of 1903."

9. Tsiolkovskiy, "Investigation of Universal Space by Reactive Devices," p. 208, and "Cosmic Rocket Trains," pp. 249-83, in Tikhonravov et al., Works on Rocket Technology.

10. Tokaty, "Soviet Rocket Technology," p. 517.

11. Hermann Oberth, Die Rakete zu den Planetenniumen (Munich and Berlin: Oldenbourg. 1923).

12. Tokaty, "Soviet Rocket Technology."

13. Ibid., pp. 523-24.

14. Esther C. Goddard and G. Edward Pendray, eds. The Papers of Robert H. Goddard, 3 vols. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1970),1: 9.52 n.

15. Ibid., pp. 127-52,337-406.

16. Ibid., 2:580-83.

17. Pendray, "Pioneer Rocket Development," p. 388.

18. H. S. Seifert, M. M. Mills, and M. Summerfield," The Physics of Rockets," American Journal of Physics 15 (Jan.-June 1947): 1-140. 255-72.

19. Hsue-shen Tsien, ed., Jet Propulsion, a reference text prepared by the staffs of Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, GALCIT, California Institute of Technology for (U.S. Army) Air Technical Service Command ([Pasadena: Calif. Institute of Technology], 1946).

20. James A. Van Allen, L. W. Fraser. and J. F. R. Lloyd, "Acrobee Sounding Rocket A New Vehicle for Research in the Upper Atmosphere," Science 108 (31 Dec. 1918): 746.

21. Dornberger, "the V-2"; Von Braun, "From Small Beginnings"; and Erik Bergaust, Wernher von Braun (Washington: National Space Institute, 1976), pp. 1-97.

22. James McGovern, Crossbow and Overcast (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1964). pp. 141-42.

23. George K. Megerian, minutes of Rocket and Satellite Research Panel, 27 Feb. 46. (Panel minutes and reports may be found in NASA Hq. History Office.)