By Robert Brodsky

“Rocket aircraft” presents vignettes of activities taken through the aerospace zone during the last 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 army in the course of WW II; his time in put up warfare grad tuition at NYU; his paintings at the atomic bomb in New Mexico; successively by way of jobs in Southern California within the guided missile box at Convair/Pomona after which in house endeavors at Aerojet/Azusa and later at TRW in Redondo seashore, with a stint as a Professor/Department Head at Iowa nation college in among. He concluded his technical profession by means of retirement from educating on the college of Southern California, whereas, as leader Engineer, supporting Microcosm, Inc. get off the floor; then, whereas sometimes consulting, getting into the twilight area, the place a few fascinating consulting and commute adventures came about, and the place he all started 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 technological know-how” and, -American Education”. till his retirement in 1996, he used to be a professor of astronautical engineering on the collage of Southern California. in the course of his occupation, he has held government engineering positions at Sandia company, Aerojet, Convair, TRW area and expertise and Microcosm, Inc.. He used to be named extraordinary Aerospace Educator(AIAA/ASEE) and college 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; army adventures through the warfare; sizzling 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 gap Age Cometh
Getting to California after which into area; residing it up in Paris; Pioneering area adventures

Chapter four los angeles Vie Academe
Ames, Iowa within the ‘70s; Bringing house to Academia; the school development go away sabbatical within the South Bay

Chapter five house by means of the Sea
Working at TRW- instructing at USC; combating for the gap Lifeboat, vacationing Professoring in Haifa

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

Chapter 7 Winding down at Work
Assessing aerospace engineering educational courses; discussing the advantageous paintings of educating on the collage point; easing into retirement

Chapter eight Ain’t Retirement Grand
The ‘expert witnessing’ online game; Starring on level, display and radio; Love-Hate courting with the internet; ‘round the area; seventieth highschool reunion

“Rocket airplane” presents vignettes of activities taken through the aerospace quarter 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 gap Age, he's right here supplying a kaleidoscope of excessive issues in accomplishments and mess ups as they occurred.

Dr. Robert F. Brodsky is indexed in “Who’s Who in –America”, -Engineering and technological know-how” and, -American Education”. he was once a professor of astronautical engineering on the collage of Southern California, and-prior to that – used to be Professor and Head of the Aero. E. division at Iowa kingdom college. 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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