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Shadowalker
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History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new
      #5800602 - 04/15/13 01:52 PM

PDF Link here

A well-written history of rocket engine propellants up to 1971. Most of them are still in use today. I can't think of any not covered.


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Shadowalker
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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: Shadowalker]
      #5800610 - 04/15/13 01:54 PM

From the description: "A mixture of chemistry, humor, and history centering around postwar American developments in the field of liquid rocket propellants."

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: Shadowalker]
      #5800613 - 04/15/13 01:55 PM

And here is a link to an entire library of science e-books certain to be of interest here.

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: Shadowalker]
      #5800734 - 04/15/13 02:38 PM

A *wonderful* book which is extremely entertaining!!

-drl


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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: deSitter]
      #5802380 - 04/16/13 11:32 AM

searching the PDF for "Isolde" and "mercaptan" confirmed that I remember this book from high school library... an exciting read with new vocabulary: specific impulse, hypergols, mercaptans etc.

My chemistry teacher back then explained that mercaptans contain sulfur, and cautioned that not all careers in the chemistry field were like the author's.

Still a good read today, and puts me in mind of the 'rocket gardens' at White Sands Missile range or NASA facilities showing the immediate results of all those '50s and '60s labors - and add appreciation to the images from across the solar system thanks to their descendents.


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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: Jay_Bird]
      #5803292 - 04/16/13 06:13 PM

Thanks! If the preface is any indication it should be a fun read.

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: herrointment]
      #5804903 - 04/17/13 04:56 PM

It was indeed a fun read.

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5810950 - 04/20/13 01:44 PM

Quite a fun book to read.

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #5816010 - 04/22/13 06:20 PM

Rocketfuel Cocktail Ingredients

icon 1 measure vodka
icon 1 measure gin
icon 1 measure white rum
icon 1 measure Orange Liqueur
icon 1 can (500ml) dry cider
icon 4 measures blackcurrant cordial

Pesse (I found this pretty potent) Mist


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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) new [Re: Pess]
      #5816850 - 04/23/13 05:25 AM

I'm gonna try that.

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Re: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (e-book) [Re: FeynmanFan]
      #5818174 - 04/23/13 06:01 PM

It's rocket science! Very interesting.

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