Book & DVD. A complete history of the von Braun team, this biography covers the group of scientists and engineers who led the United States development of rocket science and technology from the end of World War II to the end of the space race. Responsible for developing and engineering the rockets behind Projects Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo, this is the only authoritative account of the Rocket Team. The accompanying DVD includes rare historical footage of many prominent figures from the space race era.
Frederick I Ordway III was technical advisor to Stanley Kubrick during the production of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was also in charge of space systems information at the Marshall Space Flight Center from 1960 to 1963 and before that performed a similar function for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency. For many years he was a professor at the University of Alabamas School of Graduate Studies and Research. He is also the author of many other books including The Rocket Team and a contributor to the book 2001: The Lost Science.