J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031774
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038551 | DOI:

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This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. This book has followed the history of rocket technology, especially missile technology, from its early beginnings in the research and writings of Robert Goddard and Hermann Oberth through the development of the Minuteman missile. Among the themes that emerged is the diversity of contributors to rocket technology in America, the empirical nature of rocket development, and the significance of technology transfer.

Keywords: rocket technology; rocket development; missile development; Robert Goddard; Hermann Oberth; technology transfer

Chapter.  2392 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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