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J.D Hunley

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031781

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031781.001.0001

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The Art of Rocket Engineering

The Art of Rocket Engineering

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(p.314) 8 The Art of Rocket Engineering
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U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology
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J. D. Hunley

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031781.003.0009

This book has argued that the basic process of developing rocket technology involves engineering more than rocket science. In making this point, it follows the general theses of Edwin Layton, Walter Vincenti, and Eugene S. Ferguson about the differences between engineering and science—in particular their discussions of engineers' emphasis on doing as distinguished from scientists' knowing, on the centrality of design to engineering, and on the role of art in what engineers do.

Keywords:   rocket development, rocket technology, rocket design, Edwin Layton, Walter Vincenti, Eugene S. Ferguson

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