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Rocketing into the future : the history and technology of rocket planes

Author: Michel Van Pelt
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Pelt, Michel.
Rocketing into the future.
New York : Springer, ©2012
(DLC) 2012932254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Van Pelt
ISBN: 9781461432005 1461432006
OCLC Number: 795707071
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 366 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
Crash course in rocket plane design --
Germany's wonder weapons --
Non-German wartime rocket fighters --
The rise and fall of the rocket interceptor --
Breaking the barrier --
Rocket plane spaceflight --
Future spaceplanes --
Joyriding a rocket plane --
Man versus robot --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Michel van Pelt.

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Examining exotic concepts and actual flying vehicles devised over the last century, this book recounts the history of rocket airplanes from the early pioneers who attached simple rockets to wooden  Read more...

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