Ignition! is the compelling story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of rocket propulsion, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.