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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:14 AM
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Re: America Has A Secret Weapon to ensure science remains the Engine of Prosperity

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Originally Posted by landyaBhai View Post
that way whatever exists in the USA in the name of rocket sciences is just borrowed from the Germans (which they got after WW II) ... so under that logic even the US of A cant make their own ... they had to get someone to do it for them ...
Wonder where you get your knowledge of history...heard the name Robert Goddard? He was an instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (at that time known as Clark college or something like that) and was working on developing liquid rocket engines. Unfortunately for him, he was not media savvy nor did he have enough social skills to hobknob with military...so his inventions/ideas were used by Germans whereas US remained without.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Goddard

On solid rocket motor side, it was the crazy chemist Jack Parsons who had done much research before and during WW 2 in California. His research led to founding of Aerojet. In parallel (just after WW 2), experimental and theoretical research on combustion in solid rocket motors was initiated at Caltech.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Whiteside_Parsons

So, as you can see...US had all the homegrown expertise in rocketry...the only reason Germans were brought in is because US did not have anybody with the experience of Werner von Braun to manage missile based projects.

In case if you are unaware, India's rocketry program is based on US's sounding rocket research...with sounding rocket being a bit more high powered than what is typically used in model/sport rocketry. As you can see from the link below, high school students and instructors have opportunity to do more advanced stuff in rocketry than what is available in India.

http://education.wff.nasa.gov/
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