Go
 

  Get this audio book:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: John Drury Clark
This Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
This Publisher: Random House Audio

Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants by John Drury Clark

Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

by John Drury Clark


Title Details

Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
9 Hrs. 19 Min.

Description

Ignition! is the inside story of the Cold War era search for a rocket propellant that could be trusted to take man into space. A favorite of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, listeners will want to tune into this "really good book on rocket(s)," available for the first time in audio.

Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety.

Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, listeners will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.


People Who Liked Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants Also Liked These Titles:
  The Three Ages of Water
by Peter Gleick