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To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles

"A valuable contribution to the field of aerospace literature," this book includes an extensive overview of Delta history and development along with chapters on Atlas, Titan, Scout, Space Shuttle, and much more.

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Launch of Mars Pathfinder on a Delta-II 7925, December 4, 1996.
Image copyright 1996, Florida Today

The "magnificent little workhorse" Delta rocket is one of the world's most reliable expendable launch vehicles. Delta has been a mainstay of the U.S. rocket stable since its introduction in 1960. This site looks at Delta's development and evolution, contains the most complete and up-to-date flight log available, and gives the latest news and a schedule of upcoming launches.

This site was created by Kevin S. Forsyth, who welcomes all comments, questions, and corrections. The author is not affiliated in any way with NASA, USAF, or United Launch Alliance. This information is provided without warranty or guarantee. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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History of the Delta Launch Vehicle by Kevin S. Forsyth