The Bluffer's Guide® to Rocket Science
- Narrated by: Jack Klaff
- Length: 2 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-10-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Oval Books Ltd.
Popular comment has it that: 'It doesn't take a rocket scientist to....', as in 'It doesn't take a rocket scientist to programme a mobile phone.' This is true - it takes a teenager. A rocket scientist would intellectualize the whole process, press two buttons at once, and crash the software. The last person you would want to ask is a rocket scientist.
Many more millionaires have gone bankrupt trying to develop rockets than satellites. They have overlooked the fact that the operative word in "controlled explosion" is controlled.
Nobody knows what gravity really is, so don't blow your bluffing cover by trying to explain it. The only thing known for certain is that any two physical bodies will attract each other in proportion to their sizes (which fact is best not taken literally by oddly sorted couples).
One Sunday afternoon, the 12-year-old von Braun strapped rockets to a cart, lit the fuse, and sent the fire-spitting vehicle careening down a street .... His life-long aim was to send a rocket to the Moon. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that flying a lunar mission is tricky.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Mr. Rob on 16-12-17
Good for the right person
The book is only meant for the audience that knows very little about rockets, with a tongue in cheek delivery.
By Arizona Sportsman on 30-04-15
Enjoyed it.....but was expecting more
I was actually hoping for some interesting facts about rocket science....in laymen's terms....but this is literally a book with ways to fool someone into believing you know something about rocket science....Ina satirical way. Book was funny and enjoyable, but not what I was hoping for.