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Substantially revised 4th edition includes new insights into Leitch's connections to Robert Goddard and his insights into ballistics.
In 2015 author Robert Godwin revealed the story of William Leitch an almost unknown Scottish/Canadian scientist who in 1861 suggested that rockets could be used for spaceflight because they obeyed Newtonian principles.
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|Robert Godwin is the owner and founder of Apogee Space Books. He was also the Space Curator at the Canadian Air & Space Museum. He has written or edited over 100 books including the award winning series "The NASA Mission Reports". Robert has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs in Canada, the USA and England as an expert on, not only music, but also space exploration. His books have been discussed on CNN, the CBC, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera angle movie of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. His book "New Horizons" expanded on that previous ground-breaking work. Robert is a member of the International Astronautical Federation and American Astronautical Society History Committees.|