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Practical Rocketry: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Title: Practical Rocketry: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration  
Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.), NASA reference publication
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And Space Administration, N. A. (n.d.). Practical Rocketry. Retrieved from http://ipad-library.net/


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Excerpt: Rocket Engines and Their Propellants. Most rockets today operate with either solid or liquid propellants. The word propellant does not mean simply fuel, as you might think; it means both fuel and oxidizer. The fuel is the chemical the rocket burns but, for burning to take place, an oxidizer (oxygen) must be present. Jet engines draw oxygen into their engines from the surrounding air. Rockets do not have the luxury that jet planes have; they must carry oxygen with them into space, where there is no air...

 

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