n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Amateur Rocketry in South Africa - 1952-63
|Article Title||Amateur Rocketry in South Africa - 1952-63|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Pages||134 - 146|
In the April 2010 issue of MNASSA (Vol 69, Nos 3 & 4, p.67) Dr Peter Martinez reviewed the book Cracking the Sky: A History of rocket science in South Africa. This book details the activities of Desmond Prout-Jones which deals solely with his activities. As Martinez pointed out, the book does not really live up to its title as it completely ignores the activities of other amateur rocketry groups that were active in South Africa at the time. Consequently, some of the claims made in the book are not completely valid.
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