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  Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rockets must be used when there is no other substance (land, water, or air) that a vehicle may push itself with and so it is necessary to carry all the propellant a vehicle needs (such as in outer space).
Because the pressures on the rocket walls are lower, the use of rockets in warfare preceded the use of the gun, which required a higher level of metal technology.
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.
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 Missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Missiles are often used in warfare as a means of delivering destructive force (usually in the form of an explosive warhead) upon a target.
Aside from explosives, other possible types of destructive missile payloads are various forms of chemical or biological agents, nuclear warheads, or simple kinetic energy (where the missile destroys the target by the force of striking it at high speed).
Missiles which spend most of their trajectory in unpowered flight, and which don't use aerodynamics to alter their course, are known as ballistic missiles (because their motion is largely governed by the laws of ballistics).
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 Rocket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 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.
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.
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Missiles can range from a rock thrown from a slingshot through a crossbow bolt to a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple nuclear warheads.
Missiles are often used in warfare as a means of delivering destructive force (usually a warhead) upon a target.
Missiles which spend most of their trajectory in unpowered flight, and which don't use aerodynamics to alter their course, are known as ballistic missiles (because their motion is governed by the laws of ballistics).
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 MISSILE FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Missiles can range from a rock thrown from a slingshot, through a crossbow or ballista bolt, to a Minuteman III intercontinental_ballistic_missile (ICBM) with multiple nuclear warheads.
Missiles which spend most of their trajectory in unpowered flight, and which don't use aerodynamics to alter their course, are known as ballistic_missiles (because their motion is largely governed by the laws of ballistics).
Missiles that have the ability to maneuver through the air can be guided, and are known as guided_missiles.
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 Missile Online Research :: Information about Missile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rocket engine missiles are known as Rocket if they lack post-launch guidance or missiles or guided missiles if they are able to continue tracking a target after launch.
Aside from explosives, other possible types of destructive missile payloads are various forms of Chemical weapon or Biological weapon agents, Nuclear weapon, or simple Kinetic energy (where the missile destroys the target by the force of striking it at high speed).
Missiles which spend most of their trajectory in unpowered flight, and which don't use aerodynamics to alter their course, are known as Ballistic missile (because their motion is largely governed by the laws of Ballistics).
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 Missile - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rocket powered missiles are known simply as rockets.
Missiles with no ability to maneuver are called ballistic missiles (because their motion is governed by the laws of ballistics).
Missiles that have the ability to maneuver can be guided, known as guided missiles.
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 Missile article - Missile projectile slingshot crossbow ballista Minuteman intercontinental - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Other missiles typically use some form of jet engine for propulsion.
Aside from explosives, other possible types of destructive missile payloads are various forms of chemical and biological agents.
The target can be "painted" with light (sometimes infrared) or radio waves (radar) which can be detected by the missile.
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 Rocket biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rockets must be used when there is no other substance (land, water, or air) that a vehicle may push against, such as in space.
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').
Typically the acceleration of a rocket increases with time due to applying the same thrust to a decreasing mass, with discontinuities when stages burn out, and starting at a lower acceleration with the new stage firing.
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 Rocket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rockets are commonly used when it is necessary to carry all the fuel a vehicle needs (such as in outer space) and there is no other substance (land, water, or air) that a vehicle may push itself with.
Another class of rockets in increasingly common use are ion thrusters, which use electrical rather than chemical energy to accelerate their reaction mass.
V2 Rockets, designed by Wernher Von Braun, one of the principal players in modern rocket development, were used extensively by Adolf Hitler in the latter stages of World War II as weapons of reprisal against the British population.
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 Encyclopedia: Timeline of rocket and missile technology
Alternative meanings: Timeline is a 1999 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton Timeline is a 2003 film based on the novel.
A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program 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.
Categories: Technology timelines Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name.
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 Timeline of rocket and missile technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article gives a concise timeline of rocket and missile technology.
300 BC - Rockets and fireworks are developed by the Chinese using gunpowder.
1803 - The British Army develops the Congreve rocket based on weapons used against them in India and introduces military rocketry to Europe.
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 Wikinfo | Rocket
A rocket is a vehicle, missile, aircraft (or the engine employed to propel these) which operates by ejecting a reaction mass formed by the combustion of a propellant with an oxidiser, both of which are carried by the rocket; see Newton's 3rd Law of Motion.
A chemical reaction is initiated with the fuel in the combustion chamber, and the hot gases are forced out of a nozzle (or nozzles) at the back end of the rocket.
A missile, by contrast, can be either solid or liquid-fueled, and has a guidance system.
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 frontline: missile wars: the technology: the basics - making sense of missile defense | PBS
[See this diagram of the kill vehicle and booster rocket.] The Pentagon calls this "hit to kill." It has been likened to hitting a bullet with a bullet, though at speeds of 15,000 mph, the kill vehicle and the enemy warhead are traveling much faster than the speed of a bullet.
For every missile defense system being contemplated by the Bush administration, at least 20 developmental tests must succeed before a move to operational testing -- that is, testing conducted by military service personnel instead of industry contractors and performed in realistic operational environments: at night, in bad weather, in conditions that would approximate battle.
In this section of "Missile Wars," scientific and military experts discuss the artificialities in the early "hit to kill" tests conducted in 1999 and 2000, and the inherent technological difficulties presented by simple countermeasures such as decoy balloons.
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 The Evolution of Rockets
The military's rockets were larger and more ambitious, and the A2 which flew in 1934 developed a thrust of 16000 newton.
Because these missiles flew much higher and much faster than any airplane, Britain had no way of intercepting them, and bombing their launch sites was also difficult, since the V-2 (like Iraq's missiles in 1991) employed mobile launchers.
Flights to the moon were only made possible by a technology in which the fuel formed a much bigger fraction of the mass.
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 Encyclopedia: Timeline of transportation technology
F-1 rocket engine (The kind used by the Saturn V.) A bipropellant rocket is a rocket that uses separate liquid fuel and oxidizer propellants.
Transportation This is a timeline of aviation history.
The Timeline of United States railway history is as follows: 1810s-1830s: Various inventors and entrepreneurs make suggestions about building model railways in the United States; In 1825 John Stevens (inventor) builds a test track and runs a locomotive around it in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Timeline of the 2001 anthrax attacks in Florida
Timeline of the 2001 anthrax attacks in New York
In a household, clothes hangers are the single one item that you own the most of, yet no one can name even one brand?
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 Global Beat: China Handbook: U.S.-China Techonology Transfer: Annotated Timeline 1980-January 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is first transfer of missiles of this range and capability within the developing world; the missiles were originally part of China's strategic arsenal, but Saudi and Chinese officials assure that the missiles will not be nuclear-armed.
December - Allegations surface that China has transferred M-11 missiles and missile technology to Pakistan, prompting the Bush Administration to briefly reconsider transfer of Cray supercomputer to China to be used for weather forecasting.
In return, China pledges not to export 'ground-to-ground missiles featuring the primary parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime" -- that is, inherently capable of reaching a range of at least 300 km with a payload of at least 500 kilograms.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
General: List of years in science, Timeline of scientific discoveries, Timeline of scientific experiments, Timeline of environmental history of New Zealand, Timeline of Islamic science and technology, Timeline of Polish science and technology
Timeline of railway history (see also Category:Timeline of rail transport)
Timeline Wall Chart of Evolution, Culture and Knowledge: 13,7 billion years of history
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Gulf War cruise missiles were used to deliver reels of carbon filament to electricity stations and switches, effectively disabling them by forming short circuits.
cruise missiles, which spend most of their trajectory in powered flight.
Missiles that have the ability to maneuver through the air can be guided, and are known as
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 V2ROCKET.COM - The A-4/V-2 Resource Site - The V-2 Rocket
The A-4 rocket, better known as the V-2, Vergeltungswaffen Zwei, or Vengeance Weapon 2, was the first ballistic missile to be used in combat.
In V-2: A Combat History of the First Ballistic Missile, Tracy Dungan relies on an unparalleled collection of original documents, unpublished photographs, and accounts from those who were there to provide a complete description of the V-2 program, the missile's use in combat, and the race to capture its secrets.
These films were used by the engineers and scientists to study the performance of test missiles launched from locations such as Peenemünde, Heidelager, and Heidekraut.
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 The world's top Rockets websites
A chemical rocket engine may use solid propellant, such as the Space Shuttle's SRBs, or liquid propellant, like the Space Shuttle's main engines.
The pressure of the gases pressing on the interior of the combustion chamber and the nozzle(s) generates the thrust that propels the rocket forward.
The aim is to introduce students to the science and technology of rocket flight.
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 The Ultimate Rocket - American History Information Guide and Reference
In 1923, Hermann Oberth (1894-1989) published Die Rakete zu den Planetenraumen ("The Rocket into Planetary Space"), a version of his doctoral thesis, after the University of Munich rejected it.
At the end of the war, competing Russian, British, and U.S. military and scientific crews raced to capture technology and trained personnel from the German rocket program at Peenemünde.
Neofuel - Nuclear/solar steam rockets for interplanetary use, using abundant extraterrestial ice
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 electric guitars - Electric Guitar Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sometime during the 1930's electric guitars were introduced onto the music scene, which began a revolution in sound and technology that continues to this day.
Timeline, Inc. is one of the largest and most diverse buyers and sellers of closeouts, overstocks and excess inventories in the nation.
Nuclear Age Timeline, The timeline traces the nuclear age from the discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of the first atomic bomb through the cold war to its thaw and the cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex.
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 List of themed timelines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timeline is a Mediawiki graphical plugin for visual timelines.
The factual accuracy of this article is disputed.
Chronologies or timelines are important in understanding history.
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 List of themed timelines at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
General: List of years in science, Timeline of scientific discoveries, Timeline of scientific experiments
Alternative meanings: Timelines are sequences of related events in chronological order.
I don't think a timeline of a fictional character's life fits with this page.
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 Timeline Technology
The British engineers Richard Trevithick and George Stevenson were the first innovators of the technology.
It was invented by Chester Carlson and had been nursed along by Batelle research institute of Ohio and Haloid, a NY manufacturer of photographic paper.
TED sprung from an observation by Richard Saul Wurman of a powerful convergence between technology, entertainment and design.
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