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Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Clark, John Drury
Asimov, Isaac

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Publisher Price: $26.95

ISBN10: 0813595835
ISBN13: 9780813595832
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Published: May 23 2018
Pages: 302
Weight: 0.51
Height: 0.59 Width: 7.77 Depth: 8.26
Language: English
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.

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