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Rocket Principles: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Title: Rocket Principles: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration  
Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Subject: Government publications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.), NASA reference publication
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And Space Administration, N. A. (n.d.). Rocket Principles. Retrieved from http://nationalpubliclibrary.org/


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Excerpt: When we think of rockets, we rarely think of balloons. Instead, our attention is drawn to the giant vehicles that carry satellites into orbit and spacecraft to the Moon and planets. Nevertheless, there is a strong similarity between the two. The only significant difference is the way the pressurized gas is produced. With space rockets, the gas is produced by burning propellants that can be solid or liquid in form or a combination of the two. One of the interesting facts about the historical development of rockets is that while rockets and rocket-powered devices have been in use for more than two thousand years, it has been only in the last three hundred years that rocket experimenters have had a scientific basis for understanding how they work...

 

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