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By Robert Brodsky

“Rocket aircraft” offers vignettes of activities taken by way of the aerospace area over the past 60 years. the writer participated as a pioneer within the successive blossomings of the Atomic Age, the Guided Missile Age, and the distance Age.
The ebook covers his pre-engineering existence at school at Cornell and within the military in the course of WW II; his time in put up conflict grad tuition at NYU; his paintings at the atomic bomb in New Mexico; successively by means of jobs in Southern California within the guided missile box at Convair/Pomona after which in area endeavors at Aerojet/Azusa and later at TRW in Redondo seashore, with a stint as a Professor/Department Head at Iowa kingdom collage in among. He concluded his technical occupation by means of retirement from instructing on the college of Southern California, whereas, as leader Engineer, aiding Microcosm, Inc. get off the floor; then, whereas sometimes consulting, stepping into the twilight quarter, the place a few fascinating consulting and shuttle adventures happened, and the place he begun writing and publishing books.
Robert F. Brodsky is a pioneer in either spacecraft layout and the educating of astronautics. he's indexed in “Who’s Who in –America”, -Engineering and technology” and, -American Education”. till his retirement in 1996, he used to be a professor of astronautical engineering on the college of Southern California. in the course of his occupation, he has held govt engineering positions at Sandia company, Aerojet, Convair, TRW area and know-how and Microcosm, Inc.. He was once named extraordinary Aerospace Educator(AIAA/ASEE) and collage Professor of the yr (ASAE), between many honors.
The desk of Contents follows:




PREFACE The Engineering lifestyles

Chapter 1 The Making of an Engineer
Learning to fly at Cornell; military adventures in the course of the struggle; scorching Jazz and grad school

Chapter 2 Atom Bomb Stories
The sunrise of the nuclear age in New Mexico; Settling in at Sandia; the folk who made the Bomb

Chapter three the distance Age Cometh
Getting to California after which into area; dwelling it up in Paris; Pioneering house adventures

Chapter four l. a. Vie Academe
Ames, Iowa within the ‘70s; Bringing area to Academia; the college development depart sabbatical within the South Bay

Chapter five area by means of the Sea
Working at TRW- educating at USC; combating for the gap Lifeboat, traveling Professoring in Haifa

Chapter 6 Snapshots from the flip
of the Century
A survey of lectures made by means of the movers and shakers within the interval 1997 to 2009 as reviewed by way of the author

Chapter 7 Winding down at Work
Assessing aerospace engineering educational courses; discussing the tremendous artwork of educating on the college point; easing into retirement

Chapter eight Ain’t Retirement Grand
The ‘expert witnessing’ video game; Starring on degree, monitor and radio; Love-Hate dating with the net; ‘round the realm; seventieth highschool reunion

“Rocket airplane” offers vignettes of activities taken via the aerospace zone over the past 60+ years. because the writer participated, either as a participant and a instructor, within the successive blossomings of the Aviation Age, the Atomic Age, the Guided Missile Age, and the distance Age, he's right here offering a kaleidoscope of excessive issues in accomplishments and disasters as they occurred.

Dr. Robert F. Brodsky is indexed in “Who’s Who in –America”, -Engineering and technology” and, -American Education”. he was once a professor of astronautical engineering on the college of Southern California, and-prior to that – used to be Professor and Head of the Aero. E. division at Iowa country collage. He has held govt engineering positions at Sandia company, Aerojet, Convair, TRW, and Microcosm, Inc. Now in semi-retirement, he writes books (this is his fifth) , supplies lectures, and sometimes consults.

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