A history of rockets from their early Chinese origins to their modern use in the military, space exploration and commercial peacetime use.
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
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1