Angle of Attack by Mike Gray
Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

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"Apollo" was the most ambitious engineering project ever undertaken by man: to take a rocket 50 storeys high, load it with the explosive power of a nuclear device, put men on top of it, and shoot it at the moon. Harrison Storms, head of North American Aviation's Space Division, is the man charged by the federal government with getting the astronauts to the moon and back. Just to find metals pure enough means creating a whole new technology, and new machine tools must be invented to build parts of the rocket and spacecraft. Storms commands a technical empire of 30,000 people, some of the greatest minds in industrial America, not to mention Werner von Braun and the German rocket scientists from Peenemunde. Chasing the triple nines (tolerances of .999), they give their careers, sometimes their lives, to this colossal machine.
 

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Mike Gray, an engineer and author, now lives in California.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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This swaggering portrait of NASA's Apollo project might well be called Indiana Jones and the Engineering Mission of Destiny. Harrison Storms, the tough but adored head of North American Aviation's Spa

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This swaggering portrait of NASA's Apollo project might well be called Indiana Jones and the Engineering Mission of Destiny.

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A look at the corporate and technological drama in the U.S. space program.

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BOOK REVIEW : What It Took to Put Man on the Moon : ANGLE OF ATTACK: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon by Mike Gray , W.

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