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Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants.

By: Clark, John Drury.
Contributor(s): Asimov, Isaac.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©1972Description: 1 online resource (216 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813599199.Subject(s): Liquid propellants | Liquid propellants-History | Rockets (Aeronautics)-Fuel-HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket PropellantsDDC classification: 629.47/522 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
Summary: 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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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.

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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JOHN DRURY CLARK (1907 - 1988) was an American rocket fuel developer, chemist, and science fiction writer. In addition to his work as a scientist, he was instrumental in the broad revival of interest in Robert E. Howard's Conan stories and an influence on the writing of Isaac Asimov, L. Sprague de Camp, Fletcher Pratt, and other sci-fi authors.<br> <br> ISAAC ASIMOV (1920 - 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. A prolific writer, he published more than 500 books, most notably the science fiction novels I, Robot and Foundation, and the popular science works, Guide to Science and Understanding Physics .

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