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This volume of the Proceedings of the 33rd History
Symposium contains 22 papers that were presented in three sessions of the
IAA Symposium held during October 4-8, 1999, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Symposium was held in conjuction with the 50th Astronautical Congress,
organized by the International Astronautical Federation.
(Extracted from the editorial information).
GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
-PART I. Memoirs of Aerospace Pioneers.
-Chapter 1. Dr. Irene Sänger-Bredt: A Life for Astronautics, Nicolae-Florin
Zăgănescu, George Popa, Rodica Zăgănescu and Lucia Popa.
-Chapter 2. John Leland Atwood: Biographical Memoir, Shirley Thomas.
-Remembering Shirley Thomas.
-PART II. Pre-World War II to World War II.
-Chapter 3. Liquid Propellant Engines in the Soviet Union, Christian
-Chapter 4. The True Beginnings of French Astronautics 1938-1959 (Part 1),
-Chapter 5. Evolution of Asphalt Rocket Propellants from World War II
JPL/Aerojet Research to Postwar Spin-Offs by the Rocket Research
Institute. George S. James, Charles J. Piper III, Frank H. Winter and John
-Chapter 6. The Shusui Japanese Rocket Fighter in World War II, Yasunori
-PART III. Post-World War II to the 1950s.
-Chapter 7. The East Parking Lot Rocket Experiments of North American
Aviation, Inc., 1946-1949, Frank H. Winter.
-Chapter 8. History of French Sounding Rockets Part I: Véronique and
Vesta—Their Development and Operation, Christophe Rothmund, Hervé Moulin, J.
J. Serra and Jean Louis Lafon.
-Chapter 9. The Netherlands in Space: How it all Began, Henk Olthof and Jan
H. De Koomen.
-Chapter 10. Flight Termination of the First Large Solid Propellant Rockets,
Julius H. Braun.
-Chapter 11. Black Prince, Douglas Millard.
-Chapter 12. The Question of the Artificial Satellite in the Mid-1950s:
French Scientists and Their Approach, Hervé Moulin.
-PART IV. The Space Age.
-Chapter 13. History of Commercial Satellite Services Industry, Linda
Williams, Max Engel and Hans ten Cate.
-Chapter 14. “RD & PE Zvezda” JSC: A History of the Creation of the Russian
Spacesuits, Escape and Life Support Means for Space
Vehicle and Space Station Crews, G. I. Severin, I. P. Abramov, M. N. Doudnik
and V. I. Svertshek.
-Chapter 15. The Effect of Gravity-Propelled Interplanetary Space Travel
on the Exploration of the Solar System: Historical Survey, 1961 to 2000,
Richard L. Dowling, William J. Kosmann, Michael A. Minovitch and Rex W.
-Chapter 16. The First French Experiences of Space Biology During
Parabolic Flights, Alexandre-Claude Timsit, Gérard Chatelier and Hervé
-Chapter 17. A Little-Known Project of a Super-Heavy Space Rocket, S. N.
Konyukhov, O. I. Drobakhin and V. A. Pashchenko.
-Chapter 18. Scientific Experiences Using Argentinean Sounding Rockets in
Antarctica, Miguel Sánchez-Peña.
-Chapter 19. Recovering Rockets from the Desert: Exercises in Retrieving
Australia’s Space Heritage from the Simpson Desert, Roger Henwood and Kerrie
-PART V. Space Age Perspectives.
-Chapter 20. On the Connectivity Between the French and Hamiltonian
Approaches to Celestial Mechanics, Peter M. Bainum.
-Chapter 21. Apollo Thirtieth Anniversary: Two Views – Part 1: Was the
Apollo Program a “Dead End?”, Marsha Freeman.
-Chapter 22. Apollo Thirtieth Anniversary: Two Views – Part 2: Project
Apollo in American Memory and Myth, Roger D. Launius.