Building Rockets

Author: Rowell Rebecca

Publisher: Focus Readers

ISBN: 9781635173208

Category:

Page: 32

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Explores the engineering challenges behind building rockets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

The rocket book

a guide to building and launching model rockets for teachers and students of the space age

Author: Robert L. Cannon,Michael A. Banks

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137822447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Build a Rocket

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781760295370

Category:

Page: 32

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Build a Rocketis the perfect, accessible and interactive guide to rockets and their role in space exploration, with a full-scale model rocket to build included.

The Flying Machine Book

Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

Author: Bobby Mercer

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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"Shows readers how to turn rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards into amazing, gravity-defying flyers. Each project contains a material list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, and drag, the Bernoulli effect, and more"--

Rocket Boys

A Memoir

Author: Homer H. Hickam

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385333218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The author traces the boyhood enthusiasm for rockets that eventually led to a career at NASA, describing how he built model rockets in the family garage in West Virginia, inspired by the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik. Reprint.

Soda-Pop Rockets

20 Sensational Rockets to Make from Plastic Bottles

Author: Paul Jarvis

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556524854

Category: Science

Page: 112

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Anyone can recycle a plastic bottle by tossing it into a bin, but it takes a bit of skill to propel it into that bin from 500 feet away. Skill, and a copy of Soda-Pop Rockets. Author and engineer Paul Jarvis has designed 20 different easy-to-launch rockets that can be built from discarded plastic drink bottles. After learning how to construct and fly a basic model, readers will find out new ways to modify and improve their designs, including built-on fins, nosecones, and parachutes that enable a rocket to float safely back to earth. More complex designs include two-, three-, and five-bottle rockets, gliding rockets, long-tail rockets, cluster rockets, whistling rockets, ring-finned rockets, and a jumbo version made from a five-gallon water-cooler tank. Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations accompany each project, including how to build a launch pad, along with photographs of the author firing his creations into the sky. For those determined to find an educational benefit to their tinkering, these rockets are a clear demonstration of Newton's Third Law. Soda-bottle rockets can even be used as science fair projects by budding engineers. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to build them, but who knows what career path you'll take after you do?

I Still Have All My Fingers

How to Build a Big Sugar Rocket on a Budget Without Losing a Limb

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983523024

Category: Science

Page: 416

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What's important when building a rocket from scratch? How about high performance, ease of construction and safety. Let's face it; nobody wants to lose a limb. With over fifteen years experience building rockets, Dan Pollino's latest manual makes this seemingly daunting project simple. You'll learn such fundamental tasks as: Making the rocket body from a drain pipe Making the nosecone from a plastic wine glass Making a piston that ejects the parachute without scorching it Making an electromechanical apogee detector Making the nozzle with cement and a steel washer Making the fuel from ordinary sugar You can do it! With this book anyone can construct a high-quality rocket capable of reaching four hundred miles-per-hour and attaining an altitude of six thousand feet without a machine shop, or even special tools. Free bonus chapters including making the launch rail, making the ignition controller and launching the rocket multiple times are available online. In this easy-to-understand guide you'll find step-by-step instructions to building the perfect rocket without injuring yourself or your wallet. I Still Have All My Fingers is the rocket building bible amateur rocket enthusiasts have been waiting for. Dan Pollino's rockets have been featured on G4 TV's "It's Effin Science." His website InverseEngineering.com focuses on amateur rocketry in California.

Weird & Wonderful Science Experiments Volume 3: Build It

Build Rockets and Racers and Test Energy and Forces!

Author: Elizabeth Snoke Harris

Publisher: MoonDance Press

ISBN: 1942875592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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"The whole world is a laboratory, and with 80+ safe and fun experiments and activities, this is the ultimate lab book for kids."--

Rocket Billionaires

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Author: Tim Fernholz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 132866306X

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the larger‐than‐life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, a lucrative opportunity — or the key to humanity’s salvation. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos take center stage in this fast‐paced narrative as they attempt to disrupt the space economy, feed their own egos, and maybe even save the world. We also meet a supporting cast of equally fascinating entrepreneurs, from the irrepressible British mogul Richard Branson to satellite Internet visionary Greg Wyler. All are united in the profound conviction that commercial space transportation will transform our world for the better. Tim Fernholz’s fly‐on‐the‐wall reporting captures an industry in the midst of disruption, as NASA seeks to preserve its ambitious space exploration program, traditional aerospace firms like Boeing and Lockheed Martin scramble to adapt to new competitors, lobbyists tussle over public funds and lawmakers try to prevent this new space race from sparking global conflict. With privileged access to top executives at SpaceX, including Musk himself, as well as at Blue Origin, NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Virgin Galactic, Fernholz spins this high‐stakes marathon into a riveting tale of rivalry and survival.

K450 PVC Rocket Engine Design and Construction

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: Publisher Services

ISBN: 9781604023527

Category: Science

Page: 182

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In just a few hours anyone can build a powerful PVC plastic rocket engine that will send a rocket soaring over 5000 feet! Detailed instructions show you how to build the engine, make the fuel and connect it all together. Hundreds of illustrations and easy to follow step by step instructions make this book an essential part of any do it yourself library. You'll be amazed how exceptionally simple and inexpensive it is to make a rocket engine that will take your hobby to the next level and beyond.

Building Wealth (and Superpowered Rockets!)

Author: Raymond Bean

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496539419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

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Being the one and only Kid-Zillionaire on planet means Benji Franklin has to have out-of-this-world problem solving skills. But his creative talents are put to the ultimate test when the President of the United States asks Benji to stop a meteorite headed right for Earth! Can Benji make the high-impact decisions required to stop this space rock from flattening his home planet?

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 1547

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This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

The Rocket Book

Author: Peter Newell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373404667X

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Reproduction of the original: The Rocket Book by Peter Newell

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149877234X

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. The text also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance for rocket scientists and engineers to creatively deal with the complexities of rocketry.

Model Rocket Design and Construction

How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets that Work!

Author: Apogee Components, Incorporated,Timothy S. Van Milligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965362023

Category: Rocketry

Page: 328

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Author: Nathalia Holt

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316338915

Category: History

Page: 352

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"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.