De la bombe atomique à l'astronautique.

Esnault-Pelterie (Robert)

De la bombe atomique à l'astronautique.

Description: five numerical tables within text, faintly toned, occasional authorial corrections in blue ink, pp. 14, 8vo, printed wrappers, stapled, slightly toned, title inscribed 'Pour Pierre[?] Dibos, Affec. teux hommage de R Esnault-Pelterie, juillet[?] 1949,

Publication Details: Genève, Extrait du Rapport de la Société des Arts, 1946

Notes: Esnault-Pelterie, one of the principle founders of modern rocketry and astronautics, published his ground-breaking work L'Astronautique, in 1930, in which, combining practical aeronautic experience and scientific precision, he mooted the possibility of using atomic power for space travel. In this lecture, he considers the matter further, highlighting the problems of temperature control in relation to the proximity of the sun, and of moderating the reaction processes, but nevertheless proposing the possibility of 'un voyage autour de la Lune dans un avenir assez rapproché' and even 'probable[s...more

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Price: £850

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1946

Stock Number: 67860

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