Rocket Boys
  • Author : Homer H. Hickam
  • Release Date : 06 July 2022
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9780385333214
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Book excerpt: The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

Rocket Boys

Rocket Boys

Author : Homer H. Hickam
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint....

Rocket Boys

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Publisher : Fourth Estate
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