Ignition! An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
A Paperback edition by John Drury Clark in English (Apr 30, 2018)
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Short Description: 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.... Read more
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.
Ignition! Paperback edition by John Drury Clark
- John Drury Clark
- Foreword by
- Isaac Asimov
- Rutgers University Press Classics
- Rutgers University Press
- Publication date
- Apr 30, 2018
- Product dimensions
- 131 x 203 x 15mm
In Re John D. Clark - foreword by Issac Asimov
How It Started
Peenemunde and JPL
The Hunting of the Hypergol . . .
. . . and Its Mate
Peroxide - Always a Bridesmaid
Halogens and Politics and Deep Space
Lox and Flox and Cryogenics in General
What Ivan Was Doing
The Hopeful Monoprops
High Density and the Higher Foolishness
What Happens Next