Suggestions about beginning with Rocket Science

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Hello everyone. I want to be interest in rockets. How I begin? Which books are I have to read? I'm also interesting with aircraft. Especially unmanned aircrafts. I have a little bit aerodynamic infrastructure. I'm waiting your answers. Thank you.
 

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What is your background so far? What year are you in school? Is there a local hobby model rocketry club at your school or nearby? :smile:

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I'm studying mechanical engineering but My interest in area is space and aviation. I love dealing with space and astronomy and I want to work these areas. It's not hobby. I want to specialize in these areas.
 
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I'm studying mechanical engineering but My interest in area is space and aviation. I love dealing with space and astronomy and I want to work these areas. It's not hobby. I want to specialize in these areas.
So you are in university now? Does the university have an Aeronautical Engineering program?
 
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So you are in university now? Does the university have an Aeronautical Engineering program?
No. As ı said I am studying mechanical engineering. Unfortunately It hasn't. I am related with these areas. I am studying "Aircraft Design" book, (author: Daniel P. Raymer) and I want to specialize about rockets.
 
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The good news is that aerospace engineering is really just a subset of mechanical engineering, so you are in the right track. Your university almost certainly has a course for compressible flow, so make sure you take that, as it will explain a lot about the fluid dynamics involved with rockets. If they have any other electives like combustion or propulsion, just take those. As long as you can take a few suitable electives, aerospace companies will need just as many mechanical engineers as they do aerospace engineers. Alternatively, you could go to graduate school elsewhere for aerospace engineering.
 
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