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Propulsion: Technological Advances

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The concept of propulsive thrust to move objects over large distances is ancient. Yet, the technology to move an automobile forward or a rocket into space was invented less than two centuries ago. The invention of the solid fuel propulsion system combined with Newton's Third Law is the simplistic basis for modern rocketry. Students will review the history of propulsion and explore its use as a viable energy source of the future.

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