from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science and technology of rocket design, construction, and flight.
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- n. The making and launching of rockets, its science and practice.
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- n. the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation
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That is why we have made no significant progress in rocketry since the Shuttle was developed (SSME's, TPS, Al-Li structures, etc.).
He was a true pioneer in rocketry and spaceflight and he will be sorely missed.
Maybe other readers more versed in rocketry can provide some better information on why vertical take off and landing vehicles are being pursued.
He became interested in rocketry as a teenager and constructed balsa-wood missiles filled with a rudimentary propellant of powder from shotgun shells and glue.
His interest in rocketry and space travel became a single-minded passion.
All that aside, high powered amateur rocketry is a hell of a lot of fun.
Because I had developed an interest in rocketry I applied for and obtained a job in the then Ministry of Supply at the Rocket Propulsion Department in
So fan clubs would schism between those interested in pursuing amateur science experiments such as rocketry, and those primarily interested in discussing and collecting the stories.
1969 - The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
When the club isn't building its robot as part of the annual FIRST competition, its members participate in events such as rocketry challenges, electronics projects and robotics.
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