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Ignition! : an informal history of liquid rocket propellants

Author: John D Clark
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
Series: Rutgers University Press classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Clark
ISBN: 9780813507255 0813507251 9780813595832 0813595835 0813599172 9780813599175
OCLC Number: 999401112
Notes: Originally published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 1972.
Description: xvi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: In Re John D. Clark - foreword by Issac AsimovPrefaceHow It StartedPeenemunde and JPLThe Hunting of the Hypergol . . . . . . and Its MatePeroxide - Always a BridesmaidHalogens and Politics and Deep SpacePerformanceLox and Flox and Cryogenics in GeneralWhat Ivan Was DoingExoticsThe Hopeful MonopropsHigh Density and the Higher FoolishnessWhat Happens NextGlossaryIndex
Series Title: Rutgers University Press classics
Responsibility: by John D. Clark ; foreword by Isaac Asimov.

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