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.

Rockets and Missiles

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801887925

Category: History

Page: 192

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Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war. For the first time, cities of warring nations were vulnerable to sudden, unannounced, long-distance attacks. At the same time, rockets made possible one of the great triumphs of the modern age—the exploration of space. Beginning with the origins of rocketry in medieval and early modern Asia, Rockets and Missiles traces the history of the technology that led to both the great fear of global warfare and the great excitement of the Space Age. This volume focuses on rocketry in late-twentieth-century Western Europe, Russia, and the United States, as well as the spread of rocket technology to East Asia and the Middle East. It covers the full history of rocket technology—including how rockets improved in performance, reliability, and versatility and how they affected everyday life.

Rocket-powered Science

Invent to Learn! Create, Build & Test Rocket Designs!

Author: Ed Sobey

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596470550

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

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Provides instructions for how to create simple model rockets, explains why they work using simple physics principles, and includes a brief history of rocketry.

Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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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

Sounding Rockets

Their Role in Space Research

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Space Science Board

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 49

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Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes

30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less Than $1

Author: Curt Gabrielson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613742967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand's muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.

Artificial Fireworks

Improved to the Modern Practice, from the Minutest to the Highest Branches

Author: Robert Jones (Captain.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fireworks

Page: 193

View: 1899

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Ancient Rockets

Treasures and Train Wrecks of the Silent Screen

Author: Kage Baker

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616961120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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From Metropolis to the pre-Technicolor Oz, take a fantastical journey through the wildest frontiers of the silent films of the silver screen. Ancient Rockets brings you the earliest (and cheesiest) special effects, the best and worst directors, the tour de forces and the utter trainwrecks. Forty-nine cinematic odysseys will take you on A Trip to the Moon and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, swinging upon jungle vines with Tarzan and into the terrifying laboratory of Dr. Frankenstein, from The Adventures of Prince Achmed all the way to Modern Times. These are the pinnacles and the pitfalls of science fiction’s silent movies as affectionately viewed by Kage Baker (the Company series) with acerbic wit and historical acumen. Ancient Rockets presents the mad scientists, terrifying fiends, flimsy plots, and glorious landscapes that have inspired generations of fans and filmmakers alike.