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Rockets : Sulfur, Sputnik and scramjets - Peter Macinnis


Sulfur, Sputnik and scramjets


Published: 21st December 2012
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Beginning in China in 70 B.C., this fascinating history chronicles the development of rockets from gunpowder-filled sticks of bamboo to interstellar commercial satellites. In particular, the story of American Robert Goddard is traced as he led the group of 20th-century space enthusiasts who realized that rockets would provide the key to early space exploration. Also included are the contributions to rocket evolution of rugged New York stuntmen, rangy Australian kangaroos, and a nudist New Zealand physicist.

Prologue1 Sputnik and the 50-year rule2 The first rockets3 The alchemists4 Congreve s ricochet rockets5 The rockets red glare6 After Waterloo7 The dream of space8 Civil rockets9 The universal touring gene10 A question of fuels11 Chasing Goddard12 Rockets in World War II13 The Space Age14 The alternativesPostscriptAcknowledgementsReferencesIndex

ISBN: 9781741151947
ISBN-10: 1741151945
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1