Willy Ley "Tom Corbett Space Cadet Sabotage In Space" 1955 Book Signed Autograph
Carey Rockwell-"Tom Corbett Space Cadet"-1955-Willey Ley Technical ADVISER-Grosset & Dunlap-5" X 7 1/2"-212 pages-hardcover book-with jacket-with illustrations-Signed BY Willy Ley.Willy Ley (October 2, 1906 - June 24, 1969) was a science writer and space advocate who helped popularize rocketry and spaceflight in Germany and the United States.
Ley was born in Berlin and studied to become a paleontologist. However, he developed an interest in spaceflight after reading Hermann Oberth's book Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen ("By Rocket into Interplanetary Space"). He soon published his own book on the subject, Die Fahrt in den Weltraum ("Travel in Outer Space") in 1926.In 1927, he became one of the first members of Germany's amateur rocket group, the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR - "Spaceflight Society") and wrote extensively for its journal, Die Rakete ("The Rocket"). With Oberth, he also acted as a consultant on Fritz Lang's film Frau im Mond ("Woman in the Moon").The VfR disbanded in 1933 amidst controversy within its membership over the interest the military was taking in their activities. Ley decided to flee the Nazi regime and went to the United States in 1935, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1944.His works from the 1950s and 60s are regarded as classics of popular science and include The Conquest of Space (1949), The Conquest of the Moon (with Wernher von Braun and Fred Whipple, 1953), and Beyond the Solar System (1964).He also acted as science consultant for the Tom Corbett, Space Cadet series of children's science fiction books and TV series.Ley was best known for his books on rocketry and related topics, but he also wrote a number of books about animals. The book has been autographed on the title page by Willy Ley with a fountain pen in blue.............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.JACKET HAS WEAR AND A 2 1/2" TEAR..................