New book Educates ‘Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science’

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Walter Sierra allows closer look at historical development of rocket science, what future holds

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As he takes readers “Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science” (published by Xlibris) author Walter Sierra allows readers to follow the historical development of rocket science from the point of view of the people involved. This amply illustrated panorama includes fascinating personalities, personal feelings and vignettes, political events, and the ambiance and perspective of countries possessing rocket power.

“Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science” is a series of four closely related books (The Dawn of the Space Age; Avoiding Armageddon; In Space To Stay; and The Never-Ending Frontier) that provides an amply-illustrated, overarching perspective to a broad, non-technical audience of the entire panorama surrounding the development of rockets, missiles and space vehicles as readers know them today, and what an exciting future holds. The books are sequential and form an integrated whole.

Through The Dawn of the Space Age, readers will learn some basics about rocketry, what makes rockets tick, the difference between rocket engines and rocket motors, and many other things. How airflow and aeroheating affect rockets in flight is explained in easy to understand terms, interspersed with attention–grabbing accounts of the engaging personalities involved.

Asked to comment on what makes his book different Sierra says, “My book is better illustrated, covers a broader range of topics, and is written like a novel to bring to life the personalities that worked behind the scenes to make spaceflight routinely possible today. No other book describes the complexities of space flight in such clear and down-to-Earth terms that the public can easily understand.”

“Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science: The Dawn of the Space Age”
By Walter Sierra
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781493171224
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781493171231
E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781493171248
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Walter Sierra has over 40 years of progressive experience in systems engineering and integration of aerospace and defense systems, systems analysis and trade studies, formulation of system requirements, verification and validation. He has worked in a variety of assignments from staff engineer to branch supervisor, in locations from major rocket firms in California to the halls of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and many places in between.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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