A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes. Robert H. Goddard.
A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes
A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes

A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes

Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1919.

First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's tan wraps printed in black. Very Good with toning, wear to extremitities and a sizeable chip missing from the top corner of the rear cover. Eagle stamp on circular paper adhered to title page.

A classic text of 20th-century rocket science and one of Goddard's most important works. In this, Goddard described his mathematical theory on rocket flight, experiments with solid-fuel rockets and what he saw as a potential to explore the upper limited of the earth's atmosphere and beyond. Considered the first treatise on using rockets for space flight, this paper ushered in an era of space flight and innovation. Within weeks of publication, the press had sensationalized this paper, causing shifts in the popular imagination through science fiction, and ultimately leading to the idea that the rocket would be the way to reach space. Goddard theories and work anticipated many of the developments that made space-flight possible. Item #140940033

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