Description 
1 online resource 
Series 
Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering 

Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering

Contents 
Title Page; Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; A METHOD OF REACHING EXTREME ALTITUDES; PREFACE; A METHOD OF REACHING EXTREME ALTITUDES; A METHOD OF REACHING EXTREME ALTITUDES; PART I. THEORY; METHOD TO BE EMPLOYED; STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM; REDUCTION OF EQUATION TO THE SIMPLEST FORM; RIGOROUS SOLUTION FOR MINIMUM M AT PRESENT IMPOSSIBLE; SOLUTION OF THE MINIMUM PROBLEM BY AN APPROXIMATE METHOD; PART II. EXPERIMENTS; EFFICIENCY OF ORDINARY ROCKET; EXPERIMENTS IN AIR WITH SMALL STEEL CHAMBERS; EXPERIMENTS WITH LARGE CHAMBER; EXPERIMENTS IN VACUO; DISCUSSION OF RESULTS 

Discussion of possible explanationsconclusions from experiments; significance of the above experiments as regards constructing a practical apparatus; part iii. calculations based on theory and experiment; application of approximate method; values of the quantities occurring in the equations; division of the altitude into intervals; calculation of minimum mass for each interval; explanation of tables v and vi; calculation of minimum mass to raise one pound to various altitudes in the atmosphere; check on approximate method of calculation; recovery of apparatus on return 

Applications to daily observationscalculation of minimum mass required to raise one pound to an "infinite" altitude; summary; conclusion; appendix a  theory of the motion with direct lift; appendix b  theory of the displacements for simple harmonic motion; appendix c  theory of directlift impulsemeter; appendix d  theory of spring impulsemeter; appendix e  check on approximate method of calculation, for small charges fired in rapid succession; appendix f  proof that the retardation between 500,000 ft. and 1,000,000 ft. is negligible; appendix g  probability of collision with meteors 

NOTESLIQUIDPROPELLANT ROCKET DEVELOPMENT; LIQUIDPROPELLANT ROCKET DEVELOPMENT; INTRODUCTION; THE ESTABLISHMENT IN NEW MEXICO; STATIC TESTS OF 193032; FLIGHTS DURING THE PERIOD 193032; RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS IN NEW MEXICO; DEVELOPMENT OF STABILIZED FLIGHT; PENDULUM STABILIZER; GYROSCOPE STABILIZER; FURTHER DEVELOPMENT; CONCLUSION; A Biographical Note and Appreciation 
Summary 
Rockets, in the primitive form of fireworks, have existed since the Chinese invented them around the thirteenth century. But it was the work of American Robert Hutchings Goddard (18821945) and his development of liquidfueled rockets that first produced a controlled rocket flight. Fascinated by rocketry since boyhood, Goddard designed, built, and launched the world's first liquidfueled rocket in 1926. Ridiculed by the press for suggesting that rockets could be flown to the moon, he continued his experiments, supported partly by the Smithsonian Institution and defended by Charles Lindbergh. This book is comprised of two papers he wrote for the Smithsonian. Among the most significant publications in the history of rockets and jet propulsion, these Smithsonian articles  the first published in 1919 and the second in 1936  were issued at a time when little was known about these subjects. Goddard's first paper, "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," addressed the theoretical possibility of achieving great ranges by means of welldesigned rockets. It also demonstrated that fairly high jet velocities were attainable and described advances in the construction of a solid cartridge magazinetype rocket. The second paper served as a progress report and indicated what had been accomplished through experimentation. Goddard went to to lay the foundations for the development of longrange rockets, missiles, satellites, and spaceflight. In fact, a liquidfueled rocket constructed on principles he developed landed humans on the moon in 1969. Today, Goddard is widely recognized as the "Father of American Rocketry." According to The New York Times, "This ... is certainly a book that the historian of rockets cannot ignore." 
Notes 
"Comprising 'A method of reaching extreme altitudes' and 'Liquidpropellant rocket development'." 
Subject 
Rocketry.


Rockets (Aeronautics)


Upper atmosphere  Rocket observations.


Liquid propellant rockets.


Upper atmosphere


Liquid propellant rockets


Rocketry


Rockets (Aeronautics)

Genre/Form 
Rocket observations

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9780486174341 

0486174344 
