Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants By John Drury Clark
IGNITION! An Informal History of. Liquid Rocket Propellants by John D. Clark. Those that can not keep in mind the previous are condemned to repeat it. This newly reissued debut guide within the Rutgers College Press Classics Imprint is the story of the seek for a rocket propellant that might be trusted to take the person into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who labored towards the identified legal guidelines of nature, with no assure of success or security. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi creator John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy concerning the improvement of the explosive fuels sturdy sufficient to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The ensuing quantity is as a lot a memoir as a piece of historical past, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that ultimately took males to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer area.