Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Willy Ley in The Space Review, NASM and plastic

Finally got around to this week's Space Review and found The Sputnik Singularity. Despite the name, this article is mostly about Willy Ley. Ley was a prolific and compelling writer who was a lifelong advocate for rockets and space travel. He was an early member of the VfR with rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth and collaborated with many of the early rocket gurus, including Von Braun. Although many of his writings fall into the category of sci-fi, he did write serious papers on the subject.
I see his works are archived at the NASM. That site also provides a nice bio as well as a bibliography of the collection's contents.

It would be cool if a a plastic model company would release or re-release some of his concept rockets.