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History of Rocketry

Index

CHAPTER 1: ANCIENT TIMES THROUGH THE 17TH CENTURY

Includes:

The Roots Of Rocketry
The Reaction Principle Is First Demonstrated
The Chinese Introduce Gunpowder
Hero Demonstrates The Reaction Principle
The Chinese Adapt Gunpowder To Fireworks
The Chinese Introduce Fire Arrows
The Chinese Adapt Gunpowder To Fire Arrows
The Use Of Gunpowder Fire Arrows Spreads
The Use Of Gunpowder Advances
The Word "Rocket" First Appears
War Rockets Are Studied And Refined
The First Attempt At Propelling A Man By Rocket Is Made
War Rockets Continue To Advance
The Reaction Principle Is Scientifically Define

CHAPTER 2: 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES

Includes:

The French Excel At Fireworks And The Limited Use Of War Rockets
Indian Troops Use War Rockets Against The British
British Congreve Rockets Are Introduced
Congreve Rockets Are Adapted As Rescue Rockets
Congreve Rockets Create The "Rockets' Red Glare"
Several Nations Create Rocket Brigades
Design Of A Rocket Aircraft Is Ridiculed
The British Introduce Hale Rockets
British Hale Rockets Become First U.S. War Rockets
The Swiss Introduce War Rockets
Use Of War Rockets Diminishes
The First Multi-Stage Rocket Is Introduced
Rockets Are Used In Whaling
The U.S. Civil War Sees Limited Use Of Rockets
Use Of War Rockets Continues To Decline
Primitive Rocket Aircraft Are Proposed
The First Liquid-Fueled Rocket Is Proposed>

CHAPTER 3: EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Includes:

The Rocket Pioneers
Rocketry Enters The 20th Century
Rockets See Limited Use During World War I
The First Guided Missiles Are Introduced
Russia Creates Official Rocketry Organizations
Wernher von Braun Joins The VfR
The British Introduce Another Guided Missile
Rocket Automobiles Are Tested
Rocket Railway Cars Are Tested
Rocket Aircraft Are Tested
Austrian Scientist Proposes Rocket Engines
Rocket Sleds Are Tested
Italy Conducts Rocketry Tests
Russian Rocketry Research Continues
The VfR Begins Rocket Tests
The British Introduce More Guided Missiles
Rocket Mail Service Begins
German Rocket Testing Continues
The VfR Makes Advances In Rocket Testing
Rocket Tests Commence In The U.S.
German Army Considers Support Of VfR Rocket Tests
First Modern Manned Rocket Is Proposed
British Interplanetary Society Is Founded
German Army Absorbs VfR Rocket Testing
The British Engage In Limited Rocket Development
Rocket Aircraft Are Tested In The U.S.
U.S. Navy Supports Liquid-Fueled Rocket Tests
Lesser Known Rocket Tests Commence In Germany
Rockets Carry Propaganda Leaflets In Spain
German Rocket Tests Commence At Peenemunde

CHAPTER 4: WORLD WAR II ROCKETRY (GERMANY)

Includes:

Germans Sieze Rocketry High Ground As World War II Rages
The German V-1 Buzz Bomb
A Pilot For The German V-1 Buzz Bomb
The German V-2 Is Designed And Tested
The German V-2 Enters Production
The German V-2 Technical Specifications
The German V-2 Deployment And Launch
The German V-2 Becomes A Weapon Of War
German Concept Weapons Based On The V-2
Other German Ballistic Missiles
German Surface-To-Air Missiles
German Air-To-Surface Missiles
German Air-To-Air Missiles
German Rocket-Powered Aircraft
German Rocket Scientists Surrender To U.S. Forces

CHAPTER 5: WORLD WAR II ROCKETRY (OTHER NATIONS)

Includes:

U.S. Army Supports JATO Rocket Tests
The U.S. Bazooka
U.S. 4.5-Inch Barrage Rockets
Other U.S. Barrage Rockets
U.S. Guided Bombs
U.S. Air-To-Surface Missiles
U.S. Air-To-Air Missiles
U.S. Surface-To-Air Missiles
U.S. Jet-Assisted Take-Off Programs
British War Rockets
Russian War Rockets
Japanese War Rockets
French Wartime Rocket Research
U.S. Wartime Rocket Research

CHAPTER 6: 1945 TO THE CREATION OF NASA

Includes:

German Rocket Hardware And Documents Are Transported To The U.S.
German Rocket Scientists Are Adopted By The U.S. Army
Other Nations Obtain German Rocket Expertise As Well
Army Air Corps Follows Up On German V-1 Buzz Bomb Concept
Army Air Corps Rejects Development Of Ballistic Missiles
Army Ordnance Establishes Vigorous Postwar V-2 Research Program
Army And Navy Develop New Research Rockets As V-2 Supply Dwindles
Army Ballistic Missile Research Moves To The Redstone Arsenal
Genesis Of U.S. Space Program Begins At Redstone Arsenal
Army And Navy Undertake Joint Missile Development Program
Atomic Energy Commission Spurs Ballistic Missile Advances
Army Stripped Of Long-Range Ballistic Missiles
Navy Abandons Jupiter To Pursue Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
Air Force Takes High Ground In Ballistic Missile Development
Soviet Missile Threat Looms On The Horizon
National Aeronautics And Space Administration Formed


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