This Is Rocket Science

True Stories of the Risk-taking Scientists who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond

Author: Gloria Skurzynski

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307179

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2497


..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science explores the past, present, and future of space travel. The compelling text—vetted by NASA scientists—is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.

Rocket Science

Rocket Science in the Second Millennium

Author: Alfred J. Zaehringer,Steve Whitfield

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Collector's Guide Pub.


Category: Science

Page: 215

View: 1396


In this book, rocket scientist Alfred Zaehringer calls upon his lifetime of experience to take the mystery out of this intimidating field.

Rocket Science for Traders

Digital Signal Processing Applications

Author: John F. Ehlers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471405672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 7532


Predict the future more accurately in today's difficult trading times The Holy Grail of trading is knowing what the markets will do next. Technical analysis is the art of predicting the market based on tested systems. Some systems work well when markets are "trending," and some work well when they are "cycling," going neither up nor down, but sideways. In Trading with Signal Analysis, noted technical analyst John Ehlers applies his engineering expertise to develop techniques that predict the future more accurately in these times that are otherwise so difficult to trade. Since cycles and trends exist in every time horizon, these methods are useful even in the strongest bull--or bear--market. John F. Ehlers (Goleta, CA) speaks internationally on the subject of cycles in the market and has expanded the scope of his contributions to technical analysis through the application of scientific digital signal processing techniques.

This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide

70 Fun and Easy Experiments for Kids to Learn More About Our Solar System

Author: Emma Vanstone

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 1624145256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5306


Building a rocket and learning about science has never been easier with This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide. Fun experiments for kids and adults teach you how to build mind-blowing projects, each designed to show how mechanical science and astrophysics work from the inside out. Use everyday items like bottles, cardboard, glue and tape to build awesome rocket ships, paper spinners and mobile rocket launch pads, all while learning concepts like Newton’s Third Law of motion (for every action there is always an opposite and equal reaction), speed, gravity and air resistance. Kids learn to make scientific observations, ask questions, identify and classify and find answers to their questions, all while investigating space. This book will feature 70 activities and 60 photographs.

Rocket science

50 flying, floating, flipping, spinning gadgets kids create themselves

Author: Jim Wiese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439234924

Category: Experiments

Page: 115

View: 6870


Rocket Science

Author: Deborah Lock

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241217822

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1478


Short stories for children designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading Rocket Science is a "Starting to Read Alone" book. These short stories for children have longer sentences and increased vocabulary that develop confidence and build literacy skills. DK Reads prove that good reads build great readers. Join Professor X Ploder on his top secret assignment: design a pocket rocket for a spy mission. Help discover the best shape, material and design for the rocket then see it blast off. Rocket Science is part of the DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme of children's short stories that help kids become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. Interactive aspects such as tests and games provide an element of fun while supporting the story and national curriculum. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary and content are absolutely right. Now available with text that lights up as you read-along and playful images and sounds.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 1984


An overall view of the vast spectrum of knowledge needed by practicing rocket scientists and engineers, Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering presents the history and basics of rocket theory, design, experimentation, testing, and applications. It covers an array of fields, from advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to logistics, systems engineering, and politics. The text begins with a discussion on the discovery and development of rockets as well as the basic principles governing rockets and rocket science. It explains why rockets are needed from economic, philosophical, and strategic standpoints and looks at why the physics of the universe forces us to use rockets to complete certain activities. Exploring how rockets work, the author 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. He 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 of rocket scientists and engineers to think of the unusual, unlikely, and unthinkable when dealing with the complexities of rocketry. Taking students through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this text supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for students to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering.

Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science

The Dawn of the Space Age

Author: Walter Sierra

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493171240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 1808


Beyond the Saga of Rocket Science is a series of four closely related books that provide an amplyillustrated, overarching perspective to a broad, nontechnical audience of the entire panorama surrounding the development of rockets, missiles, and space vehicles as we know them today and what the exciting future holds. The books are sequential and form an integrated whole: The Dawn of the Space Age Avoiding Armageddon In Space To Stay The Never-Ending Frontier The Dawn of the Space Age begins with exciting tales of the earliest developers of rudimentary rockets and the deadly battles they fought in China between 228 and 1600 A.D. A historical fiction approach brings longago characters and events to life. Palace intrigues, treachery, and warmongering are interwoven with vivid depictions of courage and bravery to showcase the gradual progression of the science of rocketry from fireworks displays to effective weapons in the battlefield. Readers in the West will learn something about the Eastern mindset, where over half the worlds population lives today. The tremendous achievements of the Wright Brothers Wilbur and Orville in the early 1900s serve as a useful backdrop for showcasing the difficulties in developing completely new technologies for practical use. The Wright Brothers had to go abroad to France before World War I to garner enough support and funding to mature airplane science to the point that the U.S. Army took notice. Building on the Wrights successes, Ludwig Prandtl in Germany and Theodore von Krmn in the United States made pioneering developments in aerodynamics which are crucial to rocket flight. The invention of the airplane inspired early innovators in the 1920s 1930s to lay the foundation for the giant aerospace conglomerates of today; including William Boeing. (Boeing Company), Allan Loughead and Glenn Martin (Lockheed Martin), Jack Northrop and Leroy Grumman (Northrop Grumman), James McDonnell and Donald Douglas (McDonnellDouglas). These stalwarts were very foresighted and willing to take calculated risks. The ingenious Dr. Robert Goddard, inventor of the modern rocket, developed a sound theory and conducted pioneering flight tests in the 1920s - 1930s, while overcoming many failures. However, Goddards rockets were not taken seriously enough in the United States to enable the development of practical missiles and launch vehicles. But Germany sure took notice. World War II gave the biggest impetus ever to advancing rocket science and related technologies. The Nazi war machine funded Dr. Wernher von Braun and his cohorts to develop rocketdriven weapons such as the V1 and V2 which killed thousands during World War II. Fortunately for America, von Braun and key members of his team decided to seek asylum in the United States when the war ended. Now the country took up the engineering of rockets in earnest. Von Braun went on to lead the American space program during the crucial decades of the 1950s 1960s. He did more to advance missiles, rockets, spaceflight, and enable manned landings on the moon than anybody else in America. Six astronauts flew solo on six Project Mercury flights (19611963). Three of them joined another 13 astronauts to orbit Earth on 10 twoperson Project Gemini flights (19651966). Without a single failure. The Soviet Union captured their fair share of German rocketeers, including the influential Helmut Grttrup. They learned everything possible from the German expatriates. Then they cast the Germans aside and undertook rocket and missile development using indigenous experts like Sergei Korolyov and Valentin Glushko. Like von Braun, Korolyov was ingenious in his own right, and led the development of Soviet rocket science until his untimely death in January 1966. Engineers and scientists are todays unsung heroes. They work in the shadows, without any public acclaim or recognition; yet the technologies they develop touch every facet of our daily lives.

This is (not) Rocket Science

Author: Lucio Di Jasio


ISBN: 1312907770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3539


How a new generation of microcontrollers featuring core independent peripherals redefined embedded control.

Rocket Science

The Biography of Rodney Eade

Author: Kevin Hillier

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781405038669

Category: Australian football

Page: 184

View: 9126


Rodney Eade has had an incredible journey in sport and in life. Growing up in Tasmania, sport was always an integral part of his life, with his dad playing state football and cricket. Early on, it looked as if cricket would be Rodney's game. Then the Hawthorn Football Club took him across Bass Strait as a 17-year-old to play VFL football.Little did anyone know – least of all Rodney – what lay ahead: four Premierships with Hawthorn; coaching the first interstate team to win a premiership; coaching the Swans to their first Grand Final since moving to Sydney; and becoming just the 12th person in the history of the game to both play and coach 200 games.Eade's life and career is an extraordinary story, and Kevin Hillier has interviewed a huge range of footballing talent and experience to fully do it justice.

Rocket Science and Spacecraft Fundamentals

Author: Kathy Furgang

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1680486764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6651


"None of humanity's great achievements in space exploration would be possible without the work of the scientists who built those amazing rockets that blasted us into the heavens. This captivating resource about human accomplishments in rocket science covers the history of rocketry since the advent of rocket-powered missiles, as well as today's triumphs and our hopes for the future. Straightforward explanations of the science behind multi-stage rockets, liquid propellants, and sounding rockets are included. Sidebars cover pioneers in rocket science, challenges and setbacks in the field, and advice for pursuing a career in rocket science."

It's ONLY Rocket Science

An Introduction in Plain English

Author: Lucy Rogers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038775377X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 6418


"Well, it’s not rocket science, is it?" How many times have you heard people use that expression when they mean something pretty simple? There are other areas of science and technology that are arguably more challenging than rocket science, but no other (perhaps apart from brain surgery) has entered mainstream English vocabulary as a byword for ‘difficult’. But ‘hard to understand’ isn’t the same as ‘impossible to understand’, as Dr Lucy Rogers – who is herself currently working as a rocket scientist – shows in this book. She describes, in everyday terms and entirely without complex math, just what is involved in launching something into space, to explore the universe beyond our small planet. If you want to understand the fundamentals of space flight, from how to leave the Earth – including the design of the rocket and vehicle, mission planning, navigation and communication – to life in space and the effects of weightlessness, begin your journey here.

Wine it's not rocket science

A quick & easy guide to understanding, buying, tasting & pairing every type of wine

Author: Ophélie Neiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600635058

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 3325


Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be. With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and bursting with fool-proof and reliable advice, Wine: it's not rocket science is the guide that answers the sentence: I wish I knew more about wine. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the colour, aroma and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident serving and ordering wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative colour drawings and infographics.

It's Not Rocket Science

4 Simple Strategies for Mastering the Art of Execution

Author: Dave Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119116651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2924


Stop chasing hot trends and start driving real growth It's Not Rocket Science blasts through the trends and false promises permeating the business world to help you and your company get back to basics and get things done. Why doggedly pursue the "next big thing" when the most effective drivers of growth are right under your nose? This book asserts that you've already heard, been taught, and know well the key fundamentals that spell business success, and presents a compelling, four strategy blueprint for returning your business culture and strategies to a rock solid foundation of execution excellence. Each chapter opens with The Challenge, which outlines a current condition that exists due to a departure from common sense behaviors, and tasks you with following the appropriate execution principles to get your business on the right track. After a thorough explanation of "what" and "why," each chapter gives you the actionable "how" so you can implement these valuable steps and master the art of execution in your organization. Shifting sands do not make for a sustainable structure. If your organization is to be robust and strong enough to weather any storm, the strength must come from the very core; the ability for each member of your team to execute daily and effectively towards your organization's most compelling goals. Frankly, the last things most organizations need is another goal they'll miss because they can't execute well. This book reminds you of the four timeless execution methods and strategies that have proven themselves over centuries, and shows you how they are implemented in today's business environment. Get the leaders right Get the culture right Get the people right Get the process right Today's flash in the pan may be superficially intriguing, but is it really that much different from yesterday's "hot tip"? Fundamentals are fundamental for a reason, and It's Not Rocket Science is the common sense guide to putting away flavor-of-the-month toys and getting down to business.

The New Rocket Science

Author: Edward Keith


ISBN: 0557421330

Category: Astronautics

Page: 139

View: 8263


This book describes a new type of rocket science needed to create low-cost, reliable, responsive space transportation. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the issues explored within this book. The text is beyond the current state-of-the-art engineering of modern launch vehicles, going into a scientific investigation that opens the door to true design optimization. The purpose of this work is to enable the reader to understand how low-cost space transportation is practical, and why it has been so hard to achieve.

It's Not Rocket Science

And other irritating modern cliches

Author: Clive Whichelow,Hugh Murray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349404631

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5003


Over last thirty years, new technology, fashion, and social set-ups have spawned new cliches galore. Everything on the Internet is available at the 'click of a mouse', TV presenters ask the audience to 'give it up' when they want them to applaud, call centres tell us 'we value your call' even though 'all our operators are busy'. And if you're 'gobsmacked' by all this you may be told to 'get a life', 'chill out' or 'whatever'. It's Not Rocket Science sifts through all aspects of modern life to find the most prevalent, ubiquitous and downright irritating cliches of our age. This high-octane, caffeine-fuelled, dictionary of cliches highlights the freshly-hackneyed phrases we're being subjected to 24/7. So how good is that? And what's not to like?

Weight Loss a Rocket Science

Our Believe in Eradication of Obesity from Mankind

Author: Dr. Sunny Bawa

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482872692

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 214

View: 775


This book will help you unwind Why your BODY being the most intelligent piece of equipment ever made, which can automatically calculate how much calories it requires to sustain and grow just like it regulates body temperature and adapts to exercises, still obesity is spreading like a Epidemic. We will go through the secret of food, body physiology, psychology, biochemistry and pathology of Obesity . This book will enable you to increase your horizon of knowledge in the field of Fat accumulation in our body. The story begins with Nutrition and Exercise, then it takes a turn into digestion of food in our body, our body physiology, then there is a discussion about various pathologies and psychological reasons that can lead to obesity. Medical Remedy to Obesity is discussed by the time we are reaching end of the book and then there is Biochemistry quotient (Bio Q), Authors own formulation based on his 10 years experience with weight management patients. Bio Q can be defined as the perceived ability of our body to various biochemistry measurements in plasma. Bio Q is the reason why one diet doesnt fit all individuals, the chapter explains how people with various Bio Q numbers can be prescribed life style changes for a more effective weight loss.

Education is Not Rocket Science

The Case for Deconstructing Computer Labs in Schools

Author: D. B. Zandvliet

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 907787478X

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 538


The dominance of computer labs in our schools is the result of a long struggle among teachers and technicians for control of precious computer resources. As technicians gain power and influence, this is expressed in the 'row on row of machines' installed in literally thousands of computer labs in schools around the world. While labs are in some ways, ideal for learning about technology or computer programming, they somehow seem ill equipped to assist teachers with a lesson on language arts, geography or for helping students conduct a scientific experiment. As a result, the huge investment in computers seems like so much wasted potential: labs are not influencing teaching in the ways we had hoped for, and in fact, their use may even be harmful to students. These observations are based on five years of experience as the director of a centre for educational technology at a leading Canadian university and, on the results of three international studies I conducted in Australia, Canada and Malaysia. The research indicates that school labs fail to meet even basic guidelines common to the workplace, and that they're often deficient in health related factors such as lighting, ventilation or workspace dimensions. The reality is that schools were not designed for so many computers, and therefore, are poorly outfitted to accommodate this sudden influx of technology. This research also shows that computers (in labs), can have an unexpected, de-socialising influence on students' lives. A reversal of the current 'techno- trend' would mean teachers would reclaim computers for 'their own' classrooms, and relegate the idea of the computer lab to the scrap heap of history. As educators, we need to discard the 'once size fits all' strategy which computer labs imply about teachers' instructional needs. This is reinforced by the apparent failure of computers to transform teachers' practice despite significant investments in computer technologies. Some critics describe this as a 'management problem' as computer labs reinforce 'top down' ways of thinking about knowledge. Unfortunately, once such models are adopted, undesirable uses of technology -- such as the computer lab -- become entrenched in a bureaucratic mindset, limiting the effectiveness of these expensive tools to support teaching and learning.