Module 3 - Rockets for War and Fiction - IEEEx: ATG1.x

1. One of Tsiolkovsky’s first experiments was to build a centrifuge to study the effects of gravity.

2.  The Investigation of Outer Space by Means of Reaction Apparatus is the name of Tsiolkovsky's first published work on rocket design.It was published in 1903 and contained findings that would influence rocket development for years to come.

3. One of Tsiolkovsky’s main findings was that,Solid propellant would not produce enough energy for space travel and he proposed the use of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.

4. Robert Esnault-Pelterie (REP) was the fourth person in France to earn a pilot’s license.

5. Seat belts, joystick and ailerons were part of REP’s all metal monoplane.

6. REP’s book L'Astronautique, in which he first introduced the word "astronautics“ was first published in 1930.

7. Herman Oberth’s thesis, which was turned into a book is titled, The Rocket into Interplanetary Space.

8. Rockets would work in a vacuum and Rockets could be built to carry human beings was main focus of Oberth’s book.

9. Liquid Hydrogen was used in the upper stage of Oberth’s Model B Rocket.

10.  Wernher von Braun is the name of the young rocket engineer mentored by Herman Oberth.

11. One of the concepts Robert Esnault-Pelterie described his book L'Astronautique was ballistic missiles that could deliver payloads over great distances.

12.In 1926, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky suggested several concepts concerning space travel and rockets that would eventually come to pass, such as artificial earth satellites ,  3-stage rockets and space stations.

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