Survey of Development of Liquid Rockets in Germany and their Future Prospect, Wernher von Braun
[in] Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (Volume XXXIX, March 1951: pp. 75-80)
Scarce first printing of this reprint of a report that von Braun wrote for his Anglo-American interrogators in the summer of 1945, just after surrendering to the American Army. Von Braun contends that “a complete mastery of the art of rockets will change conditions in the world in much the same way as did the mastery of aeronautics…” but would require “large sums of money..expended on its development” and a “systematic effort by all specialists who have gained experience on the subject…”
London: British Interplanetary Society, 1951. Complete issue, also includes G.V.E. Thompson's 'The Lunar Base" and D.J. Cashmore's "Some Problems of Interplanetary Navigation." Ex-Lockheed Engineering Library stamps to front cover and first page, inoffensive sticker residue to front cover, a few small spots to back cover, else clean.