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Ignition! : an Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants.

Author: John Drury Clark; Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ignition! is the inside story of the Cold War era search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. A favorite of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, this ""really good book on rocket[s]"" is back in print for the first time in decades. Readers will want to get their hands on this irreverent and fascinating debut volume in the Rutgers Classics imprint.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Clark, John Drury.
Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Drury Clark; Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 9780813599199 0813599199
OCLC Number: 1038495207
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; In Re John D. Clark; Preface; Chapter 1. How It Started; Chapter 2. Peenemunde and JPL; Chapter 3. The Hunting of the Hypergol . . .; Chapter 4. ... and Its Mate; Chapter 5. Peroxide-Always a Bridesmaid; Chapter 6. Halogens and Politics and Deep Space; Chapter 7. Performance; Chapter 8. Lox and Flox and Cryogenics in General; Chapter 9. What Ivan Was Doing; Chapter 10. "Exotics"; Chapter 11. The Hopeful Monoprops; Chapter 12. High Density and the Higher Foolishness; Chapter 13. What Happens Next; Glossary; Index; About the Author.
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