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.

Make - Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Make Books

ISBN: 9781457182921

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 504

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Provides information on how to build rockets powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant, including the basics of rocket propulsion and aerodynamics, multi-stage rockets, and rocket launchers.

Backyard Rockets

Learn to Make and Launch Rockets, Missiles, Cannons, and Other Projectiles

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163220245X

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans and the knowledge to make their projects soar! Backyard Rockets gives step-by-step instructions, with pictures to guide the way, on how to launch your very own project into the sky. All of these authors have labored over their endeavors to pass their knowledge on and make it easier for others to attempt. Discover how to create the following projects: Teeny, Tiny Rocket Engine Ultimate Straw Rocket Rocket Eggstronaut Pocket Rocket Launcher Iron Man Model Rocket Model Rocket with Camera Rocket-Powered Matchbox Cars – Extreme And much more! The Instructables community has provided a compendium of rocket savvy from innovators who have paved the way for other curious minds. In addition to rockets, fireworks, and launchers in Backyard Rockets, you will discover the sense of accomplishment after watching your rocket soar into the sky!

Make: High-Power Rockets

Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454781

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

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Make: High-Power 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 an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.

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?

Space Racers

Make Your Own Paper Rockets

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786270382

Category:

Page: 144

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Space Racers contains everything you need to press out and make your own paper rocket models. From the rocket that made the first manned space flight, Vostok K, to the future of space travel, the Skylon space plane. Use the easy to use, step-by-step instructions to build eight historically accurate rockets and two imaginary rockets, which are left blank for your own designs. A separate booklet introduces you to the exhilarating world of rocket science and space exploration, and includes fun and detailed fact files for each rocket. This is an exciting kit for space enthusiasts aged eight to adult.

Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets

A Real-Life Scottish Fairy Tale

Author: Jessica A. Fox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In this inspiring, delightful memoir, a young woman decides to escape the daily grind and turn her “what if” fantasy into a reality, only to find work—and a man—she loves in one fell swoop, all in a secondhand bookstore in a quaint Scottish town. Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second hand bookshop Scotland” into Google. She clicked the first link she saw. A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month . . . The rollercoaster journey that ensued—taking in Scottish Hanukkah, yoga on Galloway’s west coast, and a waxing that she will never forget—would both break and mend her heart. It would also teach her that sometimes we must have the courage to travel the path less taken. Only then can we truly become the writers of our own stories.

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

View: 1904

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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"--

Make: Air and Water Rockets

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680451351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

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Can you launch a rocket without chemical fuel? Can you power a rocket with just water? With just air? Written for educators, homeschoolers, parents--and kids!--this fully illustrated book provides a fun mix of projects, discussion materials, instructions, and subjects for deeper investigation around the basics of air and water powered rockets. With the projects in this book, you can spend more time learning and experimenting, and less time planning and preparing. You'll make and experiment with: Air powered rocketsWater-powered rocketsHydraulic and pneumatic pressure systemsRocket standsLow- and high-pressure rocket launchers

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.

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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Drop It, Rocket!

Author: Tad Hills

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0385372493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is back in a Step 1 leveled reader. Rocket is ready to find new words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. He finds a leaf, a hat, and a star . . . but when he finds a red boot, he doesn’t want to let go. What will make Rocket drop it? With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this new Rocket book, which they can read all by themselves! From the Hardcover edition.

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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ROCKETRY

Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619302349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids learn how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket’s path, then imagine new uses and technologies in rocketry that are being developed today and for the future. Combining hands-on activities with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Rocketry brings fun to learning about the world of rocket science. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Ignition!

An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Author: John Drury Clark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813599199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as “a good book on rocket stuff…that’s a really fun one” by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

Elon Musk: This Book Is about Rockets

Author: Evan Loomis

Publisher: Mascot Books

ISBN: 9781684013630

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Rockets are awesome! Elon Musk thinks so too. Musk has helped to revolutionize banking, transportation, energy, and of course space travel. But how did he get to where he is? And what fuels him to reach for the next big thing? This book is about rockets, but maybe it's about something bigger, too. Full color.

Science Comics: Rockets

Defying Gravity

Author: Anne Drozd,Jerzy Drozd

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250207452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: In Rockets we explore the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. We dive into Newton's Laws of Motion—learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!