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Make: High-Power Rockets by Mike Westerfield

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Chapter 1. Mid- and High-Power Rocketry

As you drive into the countryside for your first high-power launch, get ready for an amazing experience. Depending on the size of the club or the event you pick, there may be anywhere from a half dozen to a few hundred amateur rocket scientists at the event. Some of the rockets will leap from the pad, quickly breaking the sound barrier. Others will be giant works of art that seem like they belong at a space facility. Depending on the altitude restrictions the FAA has placed that day, some of the rockets might fly several miles high. As you feel the roar from the larger rockets vibrate your body, you’re going to want to know how to build and fly your own high-power rockets!

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