# Spaceship Handbook Review

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#### mjennings

##### Well-Known Member
I picked up the Spaceship Handbook by Jack Hagerty, and Jon C Rogers at the end of November / early December. I have really enjoyed it. It use a similar format to Peter Alway's in Rockets of the World. He starts with Goddard, Oberth, and Tsiolkovsky, and then works through the von Braun Colliers / Disney stuff, Buck Rogers, Thunderbirds, G H Stein's novels, and into MOL, VentureStar, etc. A very good resource for fictional scale models. My only real complaint is that the pictures in the book are inconstantly captioned. Some are referenced in the text and the missing caption is not an issue, but many are uncaptioned. Over all a great read for the development of the spaceship in art, literature, and popular culture with great engineering drawings and modeling tips. Many of the modeling tips are aimed at building flyable models when feasible.

#### troj

##### Wielder Of the Skillet Of Harsh Discipline, Potent
Necropost, I know, but is this book out of print now? Is that why its \$300+ everywhere?
Yep, it's out of print.

-Kevin

#### Peartree

##### Cyborg Rocketeer
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Jack still had some copies left the last time I saw him (okay, that was last year) but if you contact him directly (he stops by here from time to time), who knows?

#### mjennings

##### Well-Known Member
That's too bad that it is out of print, it is such a good reference

#### Tiger

##### Well-Known Member
FYI, I got a hold of Jack, he's long run out of copies himself.