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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00 pm

 

New Publishing Center Serves Spaceship Researchers

Mojave, CA, December 29, 2013– One of America’s leading rocket science publishers has opened offices near Mojave Spaceport, to better serve research and development projects in the Antelope Valley. “Since 1999 we’ve provided hardtofind and outofprint test reports and technical documents to the experimental rocket propulsion community,” said Dr. Edward Jones, director of the Institute. “Though we were founded in New Mexico and have for many years supported research at White Sands Missile Range, we see the new center of civilian space travel in Mojave. Rocket scientists, engineers, and technicians here have built a cornerstone for public space tourism, and our collection of reference resources is second to none.”

With a catalog of more than 300 titles ranging from Apollo design handbooks to reports on Xplane testing over Muroc, Rocket Science Institute has one of the largest instock selections of rocket and missile engineering design textbooks anywhere, according to Dr. Jones

A nonprofit scientific and educational organization, the Rocket Science Institute (RSI) also supports amateur experimental rocket and pulsejet propulsion projects. An early California rocket pioneer himself, Dr. Jones worked at AerojetGeneral and White Sands Proving Ground in the 1950s.

“Cal Tech experimenters used Muroc for their earliest JATO rocket booster tests in 1940. Rocket planes have been designed, built, and breaking records over the Antelope Valley since 1947, and today several cuttingedge spaceships are being designed and tested at Mojave Spaceport. We’re here to support and participate in this new era of pioneering space travel,” Dr. Jones explained.

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