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than two decades, rocketry has advanced from an experimental science fostered byamateurs to vast governmental programs that havealready succeeded in putting satellites into orbitaround the Earth, sent rockets out beyond the Moon,and will soon probe further into space.Yet astonishing as this progress has been, it represents only the first step in the exploration of a newscientific frontier. To support and maintain therocket programs of the United States will requirethe best thinking of thousands of young scientistsand technicians.In private industry and in government, the searchfor such creative minds is pursued as a matter of urgent necessity. Captain Brinley, as Director of the 1st Army Amateur Rocket Liaison Program, hashelped thousands of young people to prepare themselves for careers in the new science of rocketry.In this book he tells you how to organize yourown group for rocket experimentation. He showsyou how, for a few dollars, you can design andbuild rockets that will surpass the best performanceof rockets built by pioneer scientists. In step-by-step directions he outlines safe procedures for rockettesting and firing. And in the final chapter he tellshow to evaluate accurately the performance of yourrocket so that you gain the maximum of information.