Kerry Young’s New Book “Heatshield Inventor” is an Absorbing True Story

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Recent release “Heatshield Inventor” from Page Publishing author Kerry Young corrects the common conception of who invented one of the most influential devices of space exploration.

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Kerry Young, a retired Navy helicopter pilot, has completed his new book “Heatshield Inventor”: a gripping and potent historical account of his father’s life work.

When asked to describe the book, Young stated “It is the true story of how a powerful government entity, NASA, can steal an inventors idea, claim it for themselves and ignore the real inventor. Titled, prominent research scientists are supposed to find these re-entry answers, not an unheard of potato peeler inventor. The Young family endured unimaginable hardships as a result of these NASA officials claiming what they could not discover. This book applies to any large organization that needs to defend itself from anyone who may accomplish what they are funded and tasked to perform, but can't.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Kerry Young’s poignant tale sets the record straight with respects to this landmark invention. Without such an innovation, manned flight to space would be impossible.

In the late 1950’s NACA and the Department of Defense had a problem. They could not figure out how to make a heat shield for manned spacecraft or ICBMs. The Air Force used heat-sink metals, especially copper and the Navy, on Polaris, used a beryllium heat sink shield. The Space Task Group, in March 1958, were leaning toward the heat sink method. The Huntsville, Alabama museum for the tested nose cones all show pointed, refractory types.

Then Dr. Nininger, a renowned meteoriticist, revealed to NASA’s Julian Allen that meteors that land successfully are blunt and pitted. Allen claimed this discovery. Then an unknown potato peeler inventor, Everett Young, disclosed his patented invention for manned reentry to earth. It used a sandwiched cellular construction with permeable substrate, differential ablation and a vacuum gap. NASA copied his ideas and used them on Gemini, Apollo, and now Constellation spacecraft heat shields. Young’s family suffered severely as a result of NASA’s disregard for the real heat shield inventor and the job promised him.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “Heatshield Inventor” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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