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William H. Pickering: America

William H. Pickering: America's Deep Space Pioneer

William H. Pickering: America's Deep Space Pioneer( )
Author: Administration, National Aeronautics
Mudgway, Douglas
Series title:The NASA History Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4936-4822-1
Publication Date:Nov 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

On the first day of February 1958, three men held aloft a model of Explorer 1, America's first Earth satellite, for the press photographers. That image of William Pickering, Wernher von Braun, and James Van Allen became an icon for America's response to the Sputnik challenge. Von Braun and Van Allen were well known, but who was Pickering? From humble beginnings in a remote country town in New Zealand, Pickering came to California in 1928 and quickly established himself as an...
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Pages:272
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 0.62 Inches
Book Weight:1.33 Pounds

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