James Harford

James Harford, a graduate of Yale College in mechanical engineering, was for 37 years the staff director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the author of Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America, which which won the Social Science Book Prize of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Robert H. Goddard Historical Essay Prize of the National Space Club. He met Robert Lax in Paris in 1952, which led to a friendship with Lax and...See more