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History: After Fireworks Came Weapons and Spacecraft

  • Mark Denny
  • Alan McFadzean
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Abstract

The history of these strange machines places everything else about them in context. We will have a better idea of rocket future by knowing something of rocket past. In fact, the history of rocketry and rocketeers is very interesting anyway. So we begin our account of rocket science with its origins, both technical and intellectual (the engineering and the physics, respectively).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Denny
    • 1
  • Alan McFadzean
    • 2
  1. 1.VictoriaCanada
  2. 2.EdinburghUK

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