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Rocket Development with Liquid Propellants, ca 1950, 156pp, 81 illus.


M-80 Rocket Powered Skateboard by Dan Pollino

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Newly Revised!

Hybrid Manual
A Manual for Hybrid 
Propulsion System Design 
by Bill Colburn
Now includes plans to build hybrid motors!



Micrograin Rocketry

by Bill Colburn



Vertical Trajectory Systems

by Steve Ainsworth


Camera Payloads for Rockets

by Ray Dunakin


Staging High Power Rockets

by Ray Dunakin


Aerospace Ordnance

449 page book. Illustrated with black and white photos and drawings. A very scarce book on ordnance in the Aerospace field . Condition: Very Good ,a clean tight copy. Great Read! Sorry, no Dust Jacket

From Teleflite

Amateur Rocket Motor Construction

by David Sleeter

Hybrid Design Program
by Rational Technology

If you have ever designed a hybrid motor without a computer program, you will know how hard it is to predict how the motor will behave. With HDP you can quickly evaluate numerous designs and choose the one that works best.


Solid Rocket Motor Computer Simulation Software

Input your motor, nozzle and propellant characteristics and BurnSim calculates the Kn through the burn and predicts estimated chamber pressure and motor performance.

Rocket Propulsion Elements
George Sutton

Editions 2 through 7

Guided Missiles
US Air Force Textbook

Jet Propulsion 
O.E. Lancaster, [ed.]

Principles of Guided 
Missile Design
Merrill, Grayson [ed.]

Parachute Recovery Systems
by Theo. Knacke

Parachute Manual Vol 1
by Dan Poynter

Parachute Manual Vol 2
by Dan Poynter

Robert H. Goddard Collection

A manuscript written by W.S. Crane detailing the life of Robert H. Goddard in the Southwest and his fabulous collection at the Roswell Museum in Roswell, New Mexico.

105 Pages, 70 B+W Photos, 2 Artifact Indexes

Small Sounding Rockets
Richard Morrow

Experimental Composite Propellants
Terry McCreary

Introduction to Rocket Missile Propulsion

Propulsion Field Laboratory Mechanic's Handbook

Spaceship Handbook
Jack Hagerty

Secret Weapons of
the Third Reich

by Time-Life
VHS Tape
50 Minutes
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Hidden underneath the launch pads of LC-39, sit two virtual time capsules. These "blast rooms" and "rubber rooms" were part of an elaborate emergency escape system for the Apollo astronauts and closeout and fire-rescue crews. In the event of an emergency during a launch countdown, team members could attempt to reach the surface of the mobile launch platform where they could then jump into a slide tube that would carry them underneath the massive concrete and earth launch pad. The slide terminated in a padded "rubber room" which was connected to this domed "blast room" by a massive steel door.

The floor of the "blast room" was mounted on springs and the team would strap themselves into seats to ride out any explosion that might occur on the pad above their heads. Eventually, the crew could exit the "blast room", via a tunnel that runs to the perimeter of the pad. Following the end of the Apollo Program, the slide tube was capped off and these rooms locked off and almost entirely forgotten. They sit today almost untouched since the end of the Apollo Program.