This book has argued that the basic process of developing rocket technology involves engineering more than rocket science. In making this point, it follows the general theses of Edwin Layton, Walter Vincenti, and Eugene S. Ferguson about the differences between engineering and science—in particular their discussions of engineers' emphasis on doing as distinguished from scientists' knowing, on the centrality of design to engineering, and on the role of art in what engineers do.
Keywords: rocket development; rocket technology; rocket design; Edwin Layton; Walter Vincenti; Eugene S. Ferguson
Chapter. 4465 words.
Subjects: History of Science and Technology
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