How Big Is Your Rocket?
- USAF predicts antimatter propellants could... Scott, W.B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/21/88, Vol. 128 Issue 12, p19
Air Force-sponsored research programs aimed at developing new propulsion systems have determined that rockets based on high energy-density chemical compounds could be available by the year 2000, with antimatter-derived propulsion a possible reality early in the 21st century. Research has...
- Air Force refurbishing Apollo-era test stand for advanced launch system. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/27/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p67
Reports that the Air Force is refurbishing an Apollo-era liquid rocket test stand to control development costs of advanced launch system propulsion components. Propulsion development program.
- Blast off! // Boys' Quest;Aug/Sep96, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p6
Presents information on build-it-yourself rockets. Safety precautions; Recommended models.
- How do rockets work? M.S. // Odyssey;Oct96, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p10
Discusses the mechanism of rockets. Characteristics of the simplest form of rockets; Balloons as the simplest forms of rockets; Effect of scientist Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion.
- Arrows of fire. Day, Nancy // Odyssey;Oct96, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p20
Presents historical information on the uses and development of rockets. Chinese' discovery of a simple form of gunpowder that gave way to the development of rockets; Development of the step rocket, a multistaged system for sending fireworks into the sky, by German Johann Schmidlap; Use of...
- Build and launch a paper rocket! // Odyssey;Oct96, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p40
Presents a method in building a paper rocket. Materials; Options to achieve a gliding flight; Precautions in launching a paper rocket.
- Complex 40 moves. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/16/1992, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p11
Pictures the 260 ft.-tall Titan Complex 40, which was moved March 8 in preparation for the September launching of NASA's Mars Observer. The tower was built by Bechtel National under a contract from Martin Marietta, weighs 11.4 million lb., will withstand 100 mph winds and has a design life of...
- SDI satellite images shuttle rocket plume. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/13/1992, Vol. 136 Issue 15, p25
Reveals a Strategic Defense Initiative Organization/Naval Research Laboratory satellite recently took advantage of a ground test firing of a space shuttle booster rocket to gather images of rocket plumes. Shows an uncalibrated enhancement image of the central portion of the sensor array on the...
- Fission-fueled rocket. Dane, A.; Pope, G. // Popular Mechanics;Apr92, Vol. 169 Issue 4, p24
Reports that the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization has been developing a futuristic nuclear-powered rocket in secret for four years. Details on the project, code-named Timberwind.