What is rocketry? It is a branch of science that performs a study of, examination with, or use of rockets. It studies everything related to design, construction, launching, and operation of rockets.
Quotations said about Rocketry
“What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.”
– William Wordsworth
“This is the team. We’re trying to go to the moon.
If you can’t put someone up, please don’t put them down.”
“Being a rocket scientist isn’t all that smart when you could work in finance.”
― A.D. Aliwat, Alpha
“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket.
You’re just sort of hanging on.”
– Michael P. Anderson
“The deeper the journey into inner space, the further the possibilities in outer space.”
― Curtis Tyrone Jones
“My vision is for a fully reusable rocket transport system between Earth and Mars that is able to re-fuel on Mars
– this is very important – so you don’t have to carry the return fuel when you go there.”
– Elon Musk
“Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.”
– Sally Ride
“Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don’t have the balls to live in the real world.”
— Mary F. Shafer,
SR-71 Flying Qualities Lead Engineer,
NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center
“Eventually we’re going to go to Mars, and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket.”
– Dennis Muilenburg
“Do you realize what we accomplished today? Today the spaceship was born.”
— Dr. Walter Robert Dornberger,
spoken to Wernher von Braun,
after the first successful flight of the A-4 rocket to the edge of space,
3 October 1942.
“Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.“
– John Carmack
“It all looked so easy when you did it on paper —
where valves never froze, gyros never drifted,
and rocket motors did not blow up in your face.”
— Milton W. Rosen,
rocket engineer, 1956.
“There’s the whole myth about rocket science.
It’s really not that hard. It’s not brain surgery.”
— John Powell,
founder of JP Aerospace,
Wired magazine, July 2006.