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The Last Rocket Show
     

The Last Rocket Show

by R. Fox
 
It's about bucket lists and a yearn to see the Space Shuttle fly before it's too late. It's about growing up terrified in a roiling Cold War. It's about chasing Sputnik down with boyhood rockets.

It's about disheveled students, the ones with two pocket protectors and zero girlfriends; the amateur radio freaks; the wild-eyed neighborhood rocket launchers. We would

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It's about bucket lists and a yearn to see the Space Shuttle fly before it's too late. It's about growing up terrified in a roiling Cold War. It's about chasing Sputnik down with boyhood rockets.

It's about disheveled students, the ones with two pocket protectors and zero girlfriends; the amateur radio freaks; the wild-eyed neighborhood rocket launchers. We would call them "nerds" today, but in the 1950s, they wore the label "introverts." It was handled as a disease; a condition to be corrected.

They were an uncounted, unnoticed generation; their diverse curiosities calling them to self-educate for a challenge yet undefined. But they were disorganized, rudderless; a solution in search of a problem.

So when John Kennedy made his call, they were ready.

I have been watching the incredible NASA show for near a lifetime, now ... an epic saga extracted from dreams, bolstered by bravery, tempered with tears. In my overactive mind, I have erected a rickety structure of opinions about all of this. Read about them here ... And then, together, we'll watch the The Last Rocket Show.

[Includes dozens of author photos and two original videos]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475045543
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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