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Ignition! : An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants - Reprint by John D. Clark (Paperback)
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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 eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as “a good book on rocket stuff…that’s a really fun one” by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Technology, Biography + Autobiography, Science
Series Title: Rutgers University Press Classics
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: John D. Clark
Street Date: May 23, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-1164
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