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  Rocket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine.
Rockets must be used when there is no other substance (land, water, or air) or force (gravity, magnetism, light) that a vehicle may employ for propulsion, such as in space.
Modern rockets were born when, after receiving a grant in 1917 from the Smithsonian Institution, Robert Goddard attached a de Laval nozzle to a rocket engine's combustion chamber, doubling the thrust and enormously raising the efficiency, giving birth to the real possibility of practical space travel.
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 Rocket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rocket thrust is due to the exhaust gases applying pressure on the inside surfaces of the rocket engine as they accelerate (see Newton's 3rd Law of Motion).
Rockets are also used for deceleration, to transfer to a lower-energy orbit, for example to enter into a circular orbit from outside, to de-orbit for landing, for the whole landing if there is no atmosphere (e.g.
Modern rockets were born when, after receiving a grant in 1917 from the Smithsonian Institution, Robert Goddard attached a de Laval nozzle to a rocket engine's combustion chamber, doubling the thrust and enormously raising the efficiency, giving the real possibility of practical space travel.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rocket   (2270 words)

  
 Redstone (rocket) Details, Meaning Redstone (rocket) Article and Explanation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First launched in 1953, the American Redstone rocket was a direct descendant of the German V-2.
The Redstone was used to launch two live nuclear tests that were detonated during the nuclear test series Operation Hardtack in August, 1958, from Johnston Island in the Pacific Ocean.
The Jupiter was a direct descendant of the Redstone.
www.e-paranoids.com /r/re/redstone__rocket_.html   (537 words)

  
 Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rocket thrust is due to the exhaust gases applying pressure on the inside surfaces of the rocket engine as they accelerate (see Newton's laws of motionNewton's 3rd Law of Motion/).
The speeds that a rocket vehicle can reach can be calculated by the rocket equation; which gives the speed difference ('delta-v') in terms of the exhaust speed and ratio of inital mass to final mass ('mass ratio').
Modern rockets were born when, after receiving a grant in 1917 from the Smithsonian Institution, Robert Goddard (scientist)Robert Goddard attached a de Laval nozzle/ to a rocket engine's combustion chamber, doubling the thrust and enormously raising the efficiency, giving the real possibility of practical space travel.
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Rocket fire-arrows were certainly used to repel Mongol invaders at the battle of Kai-fung-fu in 1232 A.D. The rockets were huge and apparently quite powerful.
The principal drawback to rockets throughout this period of development was the type of fuel.
The rocket researchers quickly outgrew their facilities at Kummersdorf on the outskirts of Berlin and, in 1936, operations were transferred to a remote island on Germany's Baltic coast -- Peenemuende.
science.ksc.nasa.gov /history/rocket-history.txt   (4214 words)

  
 John F. Kennedy Space Center - A Brief History of Rocketry
These rockets may have included the first combustion chamber, for sources describe the design as incorporating an "iron pot" to contain and direct the thrust of the gunpowder propellant.
Two years later, as plans for the follow-on A3 rocket were being finalized, initial planning began for the A4 rocket -- a rocket that was to be, in Dornberger's words, a practical weapon, not a research tool.
A version of the Redstone rocket, known as the Jupiter C, on January 31, 1958, was used to launch America's first satellite, Explorer I. Three years later, Mercury Redstones launched Alan Sheppard and Gus Grissom on suborbital space flights, paving the way for John Glenn's first orbital flight.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /history/rocket-history.htm   (4237 words)

  
 M.E.A. - From Peenemünde to the Moon,rocket history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Demonstration firings at the private rocket field at Reinickendorff convinced the Germany Army to employ a small nucleus of this group and to support their work by funding to be provided from the Ordnance Department.
It soon became apparent that the Berlin environment was not conducive to rocket flights, and it was decided in the mid-Thirties to establish a rocket development facility at Peenemünde on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom, at the mouth of the Oder River.
The German rocket troops were trained to erect 3 missiles at a time, and to fuel, to align, and to launch them in a matter of 2 hours.
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 SpaceViews January 1998: Articles
The Redstone's Rocketdyne A-7 engine, which normally burned alcohol and liquid oxygen to produce 334 kilonewtons (75,000 pounds) of thrust, was modified to use what the Army called "Hydyne" (a corrosive mixture of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine and diethylene triamine) as a fuel to produce 369 kilonewtons (83,000 pounds) of thrust.
Although the rocket operated as intended, a guidance system malfunction caused the nosecone to overshoot the target area and the payload was not recovered.
The remaining three Jupiter C rockets, which could be converted into satellite launchers with only a couple of months notice, were consigned to storage in the hopes that the Eisenhower administration and the Department of Defense would soon authorize a satellite launch.
www.seds.org /spaceviews/9801/articles1.html   (2586 words)

  
 Redstone rocket
The Redstone was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile and was a direct descendant of the German V-2 rocket.
For control during powered ascent, the Redstone depended on tail fins with movable rudders and refractory carbon vanes mounted in the rocket exhaust.
The first Redstone missile was launched on August 20, 1953, from the military's missile range at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and traveled 8,000 yards (7,315 meters).
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/REDSTONE/DI149.htm   (394 words)

  
 Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal's 38,248 acres are bordered by Huntsville, Alabama, on the north and east with the Tennessee River forming Redstone's southern boundary.
Redstone Arsenal is located at the southwest side of the city of Huntsville in central north Alabama.
Redstone Arsenal shares the installation with the NASA Marshal Space Flight Center, and the city is a center of defense and technological industry.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/redstone.htm   (3010 words)

  
 Redstone Mercury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Redstone launch vehicle for the first Mercury-Redstone mission (MR-1) was installed on the interim test stand at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency for static testing.
Redstone launch vehicle No. 8 was delivered to Cape Canaveral for the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) suborbital flight mission.
The Redstone booster for the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) manned suborbital flight mission was erected on Pad 5, at Cape Canaveral.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/redrcury.htm   (2686 words)

  
 Redstone
Redstone was the first large liquid rocket developed in the US using German V-2 technology.
In a ceremony on the parade field at Redstone Arsenal, the Redstone missile was ceremonially retired.
Redstone launched as ballistic missile target and was successfully intercepted by a US Navy Terrier surface-to-air missile launched from Point Mugu, California.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/redstone.htm   (3125 words)

  
 REDSTONE
On 31 January 1958, the REDSTONE was used as the first stage in the launch vehicle used by the Army to orbit the EXPLORER I, the Free World's first scientific earth satellite.
A REDSTONE was successfully launched by the 40th Field Artillery Missile Group (Heavy) at White Sands Missile Range.
31 July 58 A REDSTONE missile was fired to an altitude in excess of 200,000 feet and a nuclear device of a megaton was detonated.
www.redstone.army.mil /history/systems/redstone/welcome.html   (1172 words)

  
 National Park Service: Man in Space (Rocket Engine Test Stands)
The basic Redstone missile for which the stand was a major test site had its origin in 1950 when the Ordnance Guided Missile Center began study of a 500-mile-range rocket.
The feat was accomplished on January 31, 1958, by adding a single solid rocket motor as a fourth stage to the Jupiter C and attaching a scientific payload at its forward end.
For Mercury, the Redstone propellant tank was lengthened by 6 feet (same as the Jupiter C) and the standard Redstone engine thrust was increased to 78,000 pounds thrust.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/butowsky4/space8.htm   (687 words)

  
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Redstone had already produced chemicals and pyrotechnics for WWII, so it was a natural choice.
During the early 50s, research on the V2 rockets led to the development of a new missile, the Redstone.
The Redstone's powerful descendant, the Saturn V, propelled the Apollo 11, and its three-man crew, to Man's first landing on the Moon.
www.irtc.org /ftp/pub/stills/1999-04-30/redstone.txt   (953 words)

  
 Mercury Redstone rocket set commemorates the finding of Gus Grisson's capsule that was lost at sea for 38 years.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mercury Redstone rocket set commemorates the finding of Gus Grisson's capsule that was lost at sea for 38 years.
Rocket is 23.5 inches long, 1.6 inches in diameter, and weighs 3 ounces.
Fins are molded plastic and the recovery is made possible by a 12 inch and an 18 inch parachute.
www.synthetic1.com /mercury-redstone-rocket.htm   (115 words)

  
 Cape Canaveral Rocket and Missile Programs:
Adapted from the Redstone MRBM as a follow-up to the Jupiter A, the Jupiter C rocket was developed as a test vehicle to evaluate Jupiter IRBM nosecone technology, including various shapes, sizes and materials.
In 1955, a rocket nearly identical to Jupiter C was detailed in Project Orbiter, a joint Army/Office of Naval Research plan for launching satellites during the International Geophysical Year.
The Jupiter C rocket was quite similar to the Juno I as previously described.
www.spaceline.org /rocketsum/jupiter-c.html   (1781 words)

  
 Mercury Redstone rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Redstone missile is considered to be the successor of the German V-2.
The first Redstones (for research and development purposes) were built at the Army's Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
The first of these Mercury Redstone rockets was successfully launched from Complex 5 at Cape Canaveral on December 19, 1960 in mission MR-1A.
www.robsv.com /cape/c5lv.html   (273 words)

  
 Engology.com, Engineer Von Braun, NASA Rocket Design Engineer, Awards, Journalists, Careers, Education, Professional / ...
Artillery captain Walter Dornberger was assigned to investigate the feasibility of using rockets.
With the successful launch of two rockets, Max and Moritz, in 1934, von Braun's proposal to work on a jet-assisted take-off device for heavy bombers and all-rocket fighters was granted.
Peenemunde was large enough to launch and monitor rockets over ranges up to about 200 miles, with optical and electric observing instruments along the trajectory, with no risk of harming people and property.
www.engology.com /eng5braun.htm   (837 words)

  
 Rockets for the Army (1950s)
The Redstone was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile.
In January 1958, a modified Redstone rocket lofted the first American satellite into orbit just 3 months after the Von Braun team received the go-ahead.
This modified Redstone rocket was known as a Jupiter-C. Its satellite payload was called Explorer I. The announcement that Explorer I had become the first American satellite to orbit the Earth represented a moment of triumph and focused national attention on the Von Braun team's launch vehicle capabilities.
history.msfc.nasa.gov /rocketry/tl6.html   (280 words)

  
 Space Exploration History: Explorer 1
He wrote articles on rockets, orbiting space stations, and travel to the Moon for his high school journal, and he decided at that time that during the rest of his life, he wanted to help open the road for man's travel to his celestial neighbors.
While von Braun developed long-range precision rockets under the Army's auspices in Peenemunde, he was not allowed to mention the use of such rockets for space exploration.
Actually, the composite multistage Redstone rocket that he suggested for a satellite launch was also needed for another purpose: At that time, his team developed the 1600-mile Jupiter missile which needed a thermal protection for its nuclear warhead while it reentered the atmosphere at high speed.
www.astrodigital.org /space/explorer1.html   (797 words)

  
 Humans in Space: Mercury Redstone 2
In addition, medical experts were unsure if humans could handle being isolated and confined in a space as small as the inside of the space capsule.
The Mercury-Redstone 2 flight tested the rocket and capsule, as well as the ability to work in space and return safely to Earth.
Once the rocket and capsule design features selected for the Mercury missions were performing reliably, a chimpanzee named Ham was chosen from a colony of six "astrochimps" to test the environmental control systems inside the Mercury capsule.
www.californiasciencecenter.org /Exhibits/AirAndSpace/HumansInSpace/MercuryRedstone2/MercuryRedstone2.php   (1076 words)

  
 Redstone Rocket Engine
The Redstone rocket was an Army bombardment rocket that was developed by the Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation.
For control during powered ascent, the Redstone used tail fins with movable rudders and refractory carbon vanes mounted in the rocket exhaust.
In August 1953, a Redstone flew 8,000 yards from the military's missile range at Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the next five years, 37 Redstones were fired to test structure, engine performance, guidance and control, tracking, and telemetry.
www.boeing.com /history/bna/redstone.htm   (202 words)

  
 UAH Research Security - Reprint of Redstone Rocket Article
The following is a reprint of an article by Beth Skarupa that appeared in the Redstone Rocket newspaper on January 25, 2001.
More than 3,000 visitors per week pass through the gates of Redstone Arsenal, but the new year brings a new policy that may cause the guards to turn some of those visitors away: Drivers now have to show proof of insurance before being issued a visitor's pass.
Although Redstone Arsenal law enforcement personnel have been enforcing the requirements of the law since it came into effect, visitors have not been routinely asked for proof of insurance at the Arsenal gates.
www.uah.edu /research/security/redrockt.html   (542 words)

  
 Welcome to GoLive CyberStudio 3
This rocket was a shining symbol of the determination of this group to make civilian space exploration a reality.
The event drew national media attention and the team was honored to have the daughter of Alan Shepard on site to assist in the launch of this project.
Ky, Jodi and Miracle pose with the rocket and crew as the finishing touches are applied to the rocket.
www.the-rocketman.com /redstone_story.html   (363 words)

  
 National Park Service: Man in Space (Rocket Engine Test Stands)
The Solid Rocket Test Facility is active and is expected to provide continued support to the development and testing of new advanced rocket motors and vehicles for years to come.
The Solid Rocket Motor Structural Test Facility is one of the oldest rocket motor test facilities at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
The Solid Rocket Motor Structural Test Facility, through its continual use and development over the years since 1957, has played a part in the testing of every important rocket developed by the Redstone Arsenal and later the Marshall Space Flight Center.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/butowsky4/space9.htm   (719 words)

  
 Complex 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Redstone rocket on the Complex 5 launch pad (circa 1996)
Complex 5 was also the site of several unmanned launches, including Juno rockets and the first of the Mercury Redstone flights.
No gantry remains, but a Redstone missile (similar to the Mercury Redstone rocket actually used to launch Freedom 7) topped by an aluminum capsule model is in place on the launch pad.
www.robsv.com /cape/c5.html   (242 words)

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