[ExI] Hot Rod (was:Nuclear Space)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Dec 29 09:57:49 UTC 2007

On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 02:07:05AM -0500, John K Clark wrote:

> That is a interesting point, that is a very interesting point. I confess I 
> had not considered that before, I wish I had.

Continuous-burn rockets were unheard-of in all early science fiction
novels (up to 1920/30?). Operation was by a sequence of detonations
of classical explosive charges, in a conic (not de Laval) chamber,
(which is still a considerable improvement on using heavy artillery).

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