Von Braun, Wernher Et Al (Cornelius Ryan) Across The Space Frontier
New York Viking Press 1953 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Chesley Bonestell, Fred Freeman, Rolf Klep
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. This copy includes a laid-in copy of the National Geographic flexible record "The Sounds of Space". The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and spots of fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has noticeable generalized toning, along with several edge tears, nicks, smallish chips and spots of rubbing. "Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German, later American, aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany and the Saturn V for the United States. He was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany, where he was a member of the Nazi Party and the SS. Following World War II, he was moved to the United States, along with about 1,500 other scientists, engineers, and technicians, as part of Operation Paperclip, where he developed the rockets that launched the United States' first space satellite Explorer 1, and the Apollo program manned lunar landings."