Название: Rocketing Into the Future: The History and Technology of Rocket Planes Автор(ы): Michel van Pelt Издательство: Springer / Praxis Books Publishing Год: 2012 Формат: True PDF Страниц: 378 Размер: 496 Мb Язык: English
This book describes the technology, history, and future of rocket planes. Michel van Pelt journies into this exciting world, examining the exotic concepts and actual flying vehicles that have been devised over the last hundred years. He recounts the history of rocket airplanes, from the early pioneers who attached simple rockets onto their wooden glider airplanes to the modern world of high-tech research vehicles. The author visits museums where rare examples of early rocket planes are kept and modern laboratories where future spaceplanes are being developed. He explains the technology in an easily understandable way, describing the various types of rocket airplanes and looking at the possibilities for the future.