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blackshire 10-26-2016 05:18 AM

Wallops book online!
 
Hello All,

I just found that a great source of scale data--Joseph Adams Shortal's 1978 book titled "A New Dimension--Wallops Island Flight Test Range: The First Fifteen Years"--is now online as a PDF scan (see: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/...19790011995.pdf )! Also:

Many photographs from Richard Morrow's book "Small Sounding Rockets" are online *here* (see: http://www.aeroconsystems.com/liter...ing_rockets.htm ). His book--which will, hopefully, be re-printed soon--covers many rare sounding rockets and meteorological rockets.

I hope this material will be helpful.

Rocketflyer 10-26-2016 12:21 PM

Some really good history and information there, Blackshire. Thanks for posting this.

blackshire 10-27-2016 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocketflyer
Some really good history and information there, Blackshire. Thanks for posting this.
You're welcome! I knew about Richard Morrow's book (I lost my copy when I moved to my apartment--grrr...), but I was just looking up the exact title of Joseph Adams Shortal's Wallops book yesterday; I never thought I'd come across a PDF scan of the entire work!

GuyNoir 10-28-2016 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by blackshire
Hello All,

I just found that a great source of scale data--Joseph Adams Shortal's 1978 book titled "A New Dimension--Wallops Island Flight Test Range: The First Fifteen Years"--is now online as a PDF scan (see: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/...19790011995.pdf ).


Fantastic!

I have a hardbacked copy of this book that my dad got as an employee at Wallops.

Jerry Irvine 10-28-2016 11:04 PM

I purchased a copy on Ebay of the sounding rocket book lately. If it will be reprinted there is no reason to scan it. Perhaps a reason to help capitalise the reprint.

I tried to capitalise the MIT book but I understand there is a pdf of that without the correction notes.

Jerry

blackshire 10-29-2016 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by GuyNoir
Fantastic!

I have a hardbacked copy of this book that my dad got as an employee at Wallops.
Wow--the only two printed copies of Shortal's Wallops book that I've seen were both paperback editions. Another good thing about his book is that it lists the many N.A.C.A. and NASA reports that he used as references, and a lot of them contain still more scale data.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Irvine
I purchased a copy on Ebay of the sounding rocket book lately. If it will be reprinted there is no reason to scan it. Perhaps a reason to help capitalise the reprint.
Were you referring to Richard Morrow's book "Small Sounding Rockets?"
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Originally Posted by Jerry Irvine
I tried to capitalise the MIT book but I understand there is a pdf of that without the correction notes.

Jerry
Which MIT book is that?

Ez2cDave 11-07-2016 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by blackshire
Which MIT book is that?


Probably "Advanced Topics in Model Rocketry" . . . I have a hardcover edition.

Dave F.

blackshire 11-07-2016 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Ez2cDave
Probably "Advanced Topics in Model Rocketry" . . . I have a hardcover edition.

Dave F.
Ah--Thank you. I've never read it, but G. Harry Stine mentioned it in his "Handbook of Model Rocketry."


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