Saturday, October 24, 2009

LAUNCH Magazine, the book

A Rocketry Planet reader got this pre-order announcement from Amazon:
Launch Magazine's History of Rockets & Model Rockets
Mark Mayfield
List Price: $14.95
Price: $10.08
You Save: $4.87 (33%)

Release Date: October 28, 2009

Product Description
Launch Magazine presents the complete history of rocketry and the hobbies it inspired. In 1954, before the United States had even launched its first satellite into orbit, a Nebraska shoe salesman named Orville Carlisle developed a small black powder motor that could fire a toy rocket to 1,000 feet or more, blast out a parachute with a small "ejection charge," and allow the model to float harmlessly to the ground. America was hooked and hobby rocketry was born. Complete with explanations of the events and scientific developments that led to the proliferation of hobby rocketry, Launch Magazine's History of Rockets & Model Rockets is a full-color pictorial history of aerospace endeavors around the world.

100 color photographs.