Make: Rockets

Down-to-Earth Rocket Science

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 7346

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with the basics of rocket propulsion, readers will start out making rockets made from stuff lying around the house, and then move on up to air-, water-, and solid propellant-powered rockets. Most of the rockets in the book can be built from parts in the Estes Designer Special kit.

Modern High-power Rocketry

Author: Mark B. Canepa

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412058104

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 7231

This Second Edition of Modern High-Power Rocketry contains more than 800 photographs and illustrations specifically created to introduce the model rocket enthusiast to the exciting world of high power. Completely rewritten, photographed and designed, this book provides tips and simple advice on motor retention, ejection charges, the high-power launch and building your first Level One, Level Two and Level Three rockets.

50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Gavin Harper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071469842

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 838

Plans, diagrams, schematics, and lists of parts and tools for model rocket projects.

Backyard Rockets

Learn to Make and Launch Rockets, Missiles, Cannons, and Other Projectiles

Author: Instructables.com

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 163220245X

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 8270

Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans and the knowledge to make their projects soar! Backyard Rockets gives step-by-step instructions, with pictures to guide the way, on how to launch your very own project into the sky. All of these authors have labored over their endeavors to pass their knowledge on and make it easier for others to attempt. Discover how to create the following projects: Teeny, Tiny Rocket Engine Ultimate Straw Rocket Rocket Eggstronaut Pocket Rocket Launcher Iron Man Model Rocket Model Rocket with Camera Rocket-Powered Matchbox Cars – Extreme And much more! The Instructables community has provided a compendium of rocket savvy from innovators who have paved the way for other curious minds. In addition to rockets, fireworks, and launchers in Backyard Rockets, you will discover the sense of accomplishment after watching your rocket soar into the sky!

Make: High-Power Rockets

Construction and Certification for Thousands of Feet and Beyond

Author: Mike Westerfield

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680454781

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

View: 6029

Make: High-Power Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own model rockets. Starting with an overview of mid- and high-power rocketry, readers will start out making rockets with F and G engines, and move on up to H engines.

Model Rocket Design and Construction

How to Create and Build Unique and Exciting Model Rockets that Work!

Author: Apogee Components, Incorporated,Timothy S. Van Milligan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965362023

Category: Rocketry

Page: 328

View: 2157

I Still Have All My Fingers

How to Build a Big Sugar Rocket on a Budget Without Losing a Limb

Author: Dan Pollino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983523024

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 1878

What's important when building a rocket from scratch? How about high performance, ease of construction and safety. Let's face it; nobody wants to lose a limb. With over fifteen years experience building rockets, Dan Pollino's latest manual makes this seemingly daunting project simple. You'll learn such fundamental tasks as: Making the rocket body from a drain pipe Making the nosecone from a plastic wine glass Making a piston that ejects the parachute without scorching it Making an electromechanical apogee detector Making the nozzle with cement and a steel washer Making the fuel from ordinary sugar You can do it! With this book anyone can construct a high-quality rocket capable of reaching four hundred miles-per-hour and attaining an altitude of six thousand feet without a machine shop, or even special tools. Free bonus chapters including making the launch rail, making the ignition controller and launching the rocket multiple times are available online. In this easy-to-understand guide you'll find step-by-step instructions to building the perfect rocket without injuring yourself or your wallet. I Still Have All My Fingers is the rocket building bible amateur rocket enthusiasts have been waiting for. Dan Pollino's rockets have been featured on G4 TV's "It's Effin Science." His website InverseEngineering.com focuses on amateur rocketry in California.

The rocket book

a guide to building and launching model rockets for teachers and students of the space age

Author: Robert L. Cannon,Michael A. Banks

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137822447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9870

Building Rockets

Author: Rebecca Rowell

Publisher: Focus Readers

ISBN: 9781635172553

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2596

Explores the engineering challenges behind building rockets, as well as the creative solutions found to overcome those challenges. Accessible text, vibrant photos, and an engineering activity for readers provide a well-rounded introduction to the engineering process.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 9374

An overall view of the vast spectrum of knowledge needed by practicing rocket scientists and engineers, Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering presents the history and basics of rocket theory, design, experimentation, testing, and applications. It covers an array of fields, from advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to logistics, systems engineering, and politics. The text begins with a discussion on the discovery and development of rockets as well as the basic principles governing rockets and rocket science. It explains why rockets are needed from economic, philosophical, and strategic standpoints and looks at why the physics of the universe forces us to use rockets to complete certain activities. Exploring how rockets work, the author covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. He also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance of rocket scientists and engineers to think of the unusual, unlikely, and unthinkable when dealing with the complexities of rocketry. Taking students through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this text supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for students to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering.

The Flying Machine Book

Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

Author: Bobby Mercer

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613740891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 4092

"Shows readers how to turn rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards into amazing, gravity-defying flyers. Each project contains a material list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, and drag, the Bernoulli effect, and more"--

ROCKETRY

Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

Author: Carla Mooney

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619302349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2399

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the earliest fire arrows in China to modern-day space shuttles, as well as the main concepts of rocketry, including how rockets are launched, move through the atmosphere, and return to earth safely. Exploring the science behind rocket flight, kids learn how the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag interact to determine a rocket’s path, then imagine new uses and technologies in rocketry that are being developed today and for the future. Combining hands-on activities with physics, chemistry, and mathematics, Rocketry brings fun to learning about the world of rocket science. Entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars illuminate the topic, while Words to Know highlighted and defined within the text reinforce new vocabulary. Projects include building a pneumatic blast rocket and launcher, testing a rocket recovery system, and designing a rocket model of the future. Additional materials include a glossary, and a list of current reference works, websites, and Internet resources. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Rocket science

50 flying, floating, flipping, spinning gadgets kids create themselves

Author: Jim Wiese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439234924

Category: Experiments

Page: 115

View: 5167

Ignition!

An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Author: John Drury Clark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813599199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 9799

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.

Soda-Pop Rockets

20 Sensational Projects to Make from Plastic Bottles

Author: Paul Jarvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907332050

Category: Plastic bottle craft

Page: 112

View: 4434

Starting out with how to construct a reusable launch pad, this title helps you to track your rockets' performance. It even includes instructions on how to build a clinometer to measure their altitudes and trajectories.

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Author: DK Publishing,Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465433657

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 5134

Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand?Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more. You'll hear yourself saying, "I get it now!" again and again as you explore the fun graphics and clear explanations inRocket Science for the Rest of Us. Whether you want to impress your friends with your knowledge of quantum physics, finally know what a black hole actually is, or just learn more about the universe that's all around us,Rocket Science for the Rest of Us breaks it all down so science and physics are easy to understand. You're not a rocket scientist? So what! That doesn't mean you can't understand it!

Rocket Science for Babies

Author: Chris Ferrie

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ISBN: 9781492656258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 372

Ages 0 to 3 years Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie is an introduction to aerospace engineering (also known as rocket science). Baby will learn the principles of lift and thrust, the forces responsible for flight. This is the first in a series of books designed to stimulate your baby and introduce them to the world of science. Also coming in May are: Newtonian Physics for Babies General Relativity for Babies Quantum Physics for Babies

Science But Not As We Know It

Author: Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241217059

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 1295

Cutting-edge concepts made simple, it's not rocket science The media reports on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs can seem like a foreign language, from black holes, to dark matter and exoplanets to leap seconds. Finally get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. Science But Not As We Know It takes complex scientific ideas and breaks them down for the non-scientist, from explaining the size of the Universe, to how black holes work, Schroedinger's cat and the Higgs boson. Difficult ideas and theories are compared to everyday things we are familiar with - forces become armies and electrons have personalities. This book will have you saying 'I get it now!' over and over again. You no longer have to be a rocket scientist to understand rocket science.