Building Rockets

Author: Rowell Rebecca

Publisher: Focus Readers

ISBN: 9781635173208


Page: 32

View: 8913


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.

Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9593


Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur

Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 6595


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.

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

View: 8342


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

Building Wealth (and Superpowered Rockets!)

Author: Raymond Bean

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434264181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 82

View: 2145


Twelve-year-old Benji Franklin's problem-solving skills are put to the test when he is asked to find a way to stop an asteroid that is headed right for Earth.

All About Rockets

Author: K. Radhakrishnan,S. K. Das

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143331639


Page: 112

View: 8753


Who invented rockets? Why do we need them? How do rockets work? It may be rocket science, but it has never been easier to know all about rockets! Through 75 Q & As, you will learn absolutely everything about rockets: Who makes them? How are they made? Who were the scientists who developed the science of rockets? What will the rockets of the future be like? These are just some of the fascinating questions answered in this book in easy-to-understand, jargon-free language. Accompanied by numerous illustrations, photographs and suggested experiments which will help you comprehend the principles of rocket science right in your home, All About Rockets tells all you ever wanted to know about these intriguing machines.

Rocket Billionaires

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race

Author: Tim Fernholz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 132866306X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2699


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.

The Red Rockets' Glare

Spaceflight and the Russian Imagination, 1857-1957

Author: Asif A. Siddiqi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521897602

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 9174


An academic study on the birth of the Soviet space program, situating the birth of cosmic enthusiasm within Russian and Soviet history.

Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Issues, Reflections, and Ways Forward

Author: Léonie Rennie,Grady Venville,John Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136636684

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4964


How can curriculum integration of school science with the related disciplines of technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enhance students’ skills and their ability to link what they learn in school with the world outside the classroom? Featuring actual case studies of teachers’ attempts to integrate their curriculum, their reasons for doing so, how they did it, and their reflections on the outcomes, this book encourages science educators to consider the purposes and potential outcomes of this approach and raises important questions about the place of science in the school curriculum. It takes an honest approach to real issues that arise in curriculum integration in a range of education contexts at the elementary and middle school levels. The clear documentation and critical analysis of the contribution of science in curriculum integration—its implementation and its strengths and weaknesses—will assist teachers, science educators, and researchers to understand how this approach can work to engage students and improve their learning, as well as how it does not happen easily, and how various factors can facilitate or hinder successful integration.

Thread Of The Silkworm

Author: Iris Chang

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786725656

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 1191


The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became—to America's continuing chagrin—the father of the Chinese missile program.

The Rocket Files: 2nd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to Rocketry

Author: Joseph Jimmerson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257175270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 708


Completely revised and updated version of the The Rocket Files by Joseph Jimmerson. This book is crucial for those starting out in rocketry as well as those making the transition into high-power and experimental rocketry. While continually drawing a link between hobby rockets and space launch vehicles, this book covers every aspect from propulsion and rocket design to payload sciences and ground support equipment. Twelve chapters chock full of over 200 images, advanced equations, detailed procedures, and expert advice from a rocket specialist guide prospective rocket scientists.

Backyard Ballistics

Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

Author: William Gurstelle

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743548

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2351


Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Building the Rocket

Foundations for Success: the Companion E-Book to Riding the Rocket

Author: Richard Maun

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9814484849

Category: Career development

Page: 47

View: 5051


In our working lives, we are all flying our personal career rocket through space and time and it's up to us to choose which direction to fly in and how high to travel. The book Riding the Rocket: How to Manage Your Modern Career explores in more detail the process of flying our rocket and making a success of our career. But before we can ignite the engines and blast off into the stratosphere we first need to build our rocket, which leads us to this quick-read companion e-book. It contains unique content and is designed to get us thinking about our rocket, challenges our underlying assumptions.

Building XNA 2.0 Games

A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development

Author: John Sedlak,James Silva

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430209799

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 4305


Building XNA 2.0 Games: A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development is written by James Silva, who recently won the prestigious Microsoft Dream Build Play game competition with his award–winning game, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. Building XNA 2.0 Games: A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development is an in–depth and exclusive look into the entire XNA game development process and includes the creation of a software game masterpiece. James Silva guides you through the process he took to build his award–winning title, from concept to reality. He reveals tips and techniques for creating a polished, high–quality game with very few resources, while bridging the gap between coding and art. This title shows software developers the following: The creation of a polished game from start to finish Design philosophies Next–gen 2D graphics, including shaders Techniques for fast, fluid game play XACT Audio and XInput Eye–catching particle effects for visual stimulation The book is packed full of code, pictures, and valuable insights into XNA game development. What you’ll learn If you are brand new to XNA, you’ll see basic concepts of game development through simple exercises. You’ll be able to follow along and see the steps taken to re–create the game that won the Microsoft Dream Build Play competition. You’ll learn and enhance artistic skills and artistic design capabilities. You’ll learn how to build software games that focus on the same artistic design, game play, and game flow/logic that are also found in commercial games. You’ll become more exposed to the exciting world of software games. Who this book is for For anyone who has working knowledge of C# and .NET programming and either loves to build software games or is interested in seeing how to create an award–winning game.

Build a Rocket

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781760295370


Page: 32

View: 8671


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 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

View: 3698



Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761422327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 6751


"An examination of the origins, history, development, and impact of rockets and rocketry science"--Provided by publisher.

Flying to the Moon

An Astronaut's Story

Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429929479

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 172

View: 8601


In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition of Flying to the Moon, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. "Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins...This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers."-The Washington Post Book World

Some of the Best from 2014

A Tor.Com Original

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466885874

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7007


A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on in 2014. Includes stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Dale Bailey, Kelly Barnhill, Richard Bowes, Marie Brennan, Adam Christopher, John Chu, A. M. Dellamonica, Ruthanna Emrys, Max Gladstone, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Nicola Griffith, Maria Dahvana Headley, Pasi Ilmari Jaskääläinen, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, Seanan Mcguire, Daniel José Older, Mary Rickert, John Scalzi, Veronica Schanoes, Genevieve Valentine, Jo Walton, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ray Wood, and Isabel Yap. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.