Rocket Science pp 103-142 | Cite as

Poyekhali! To Space and Back

  • Mark Denny
  • Alan McFadzean


In this chapter we will be looking specifically at rockets intended to lift a payload into Space. Although some aspects of our account are relevant to any rocket, regardless of its purpose, we will primarily be concerned with the practicalities of how a rocket gets to orbit, how its payload stays in orbit and how at least some of it gets back intact.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Denny
    • 1
  • Alan McFadzean
    • 2
  1. 1.VictoriaCanada
  2. 2.EdinburghUK

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