THE ROCKET HANDBOOK FOR AMATEURS by Lt. Col.-Ed. Parkin

THE ROCKET HANDBOOK FOR AMATEURS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of articles by professional experts is geared to the organization of amateur groups interested in model rockets and its emphasis is on safe construction, testing and launching well founded in basic principles. The material spreads from forming rocket clubs, satellite orbit geometry, human factors in space flight, safety rules for amateurs, propellents -- solid and liquid, design elements of model rockets,fuel pumps, turbines, to cryogenics, model rocket test instrumentation and how to build, test and launch a model rocket so that before the project gets off the ground the study first will permit a safe experiment. Diagrams, illustrations, formulae are incorporated in the text and within the do-it-yourself field this is only for the most serious, interested and adept followers of rocket development.

Pub Date: July 23rd, 1959
Publisher: John Day