Escape From Earth

Escape From Earth

A Secret History of the Space Rocket

Book - 2019
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Tells the story of engineering student Frank Malina and his friend, explosives enthusiast Jack Parsons. Together, they embarked on a journey that took them from junk yards and desert lots to the heights of the military-industrial complex. Malina designed the first American rocket to reach space and established the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But trouble found him when the FBI suspected him of being a communist. And when some classified documents went missing, Malina was thrust into the center of an increasingly serious investigation.
Publisher: New York, NY :, PublicAffairs,, 2019
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781610398718
Branch Call Number: 629.4 MacDonal 2019
Characteristics: 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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