n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Cracking the Sky : A history of rocket science in South Africa, Desmond Prout-Jones : book review

Volume 69, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



This is not a newly published book. In fact, it was published in 2002. So, why publish a review eight years later? Because this book is well worth reading, and because it was not widely noticed when it was published. It presents an engaging biographical account by Desmond Prout-Jones of his rocketry activities in South Africa, spanning the years from 1947 to 1963, when those activities were stopped by the government of the day.

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