Astronomy 10 9.22.06 - o Built progressively larger working...

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Astronomy 10 Spaceflight I 9/22/06 Fire arrows were derived from gun power in China Nobody really knows what they look like Used them against Mongols Weapon went from China to Ireland in less than 200 years William Congreve (1772-1828): o Developed “Congreve rockets” for the English against the French o The weapons were very effective against the wooden ships of the French o America was allied with French, so the English used their weapons against America. Jules Verne (1828-1905) and Herbert G. Wells (1866-1946): o “Stirring” stories or science fiction. o They talk about space flight. o Inspired people to want to peruse spaceflight. Konstantin Tsiolkovky (1857-1935): o Designed bigger and bigger rockets, but never built them. Hermann Obertin (1894-1989): o Built a rocket for special effects in a German movie!! Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945):
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Unformatted text preview: o Built progressively larger working rockets. o Built first liquid fueled rockets o Went to Roswell, New Mexico to build bigger rockets o Invented the bazooka Wernher von Braun (1912-1977): o Noticed that failures were from very little errors o When Nazis took over Germany, he was reluctantly recruited to build rockets for them. Built the V2 Used them against England (Duh) o Got caught by the United States intentionally, and was brought to Fort Bliss and built bigger and bigger rockets. o Part of moon project for the United States in the 1960s Would go around and make sure that everything is 100% perfect because nothing would work otherwise o Result was the most complicated, successful rockets (like the Apollo missions) to have ever been built...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 10 taught by Professor Norm during the Fall '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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