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April 30th, 2017, 04:35 AM
G. Harry Stine was a pioneer in creating the hobby of model rocketry in the late 1950's. He wrote a very popular book "Handbook of Model Rocketry" that is in the 7th Edition. During the early years of the personal PC era he wrote a simple BASIC program "RASP-93" to calculate model rocket performance. A program listing appears in the appendix of the book. I was not able to find an electronic copy of this original program anywhere, and subsequently I have typed the program from the printed word. This program will run on an IBM 5150 PC, as well as more modern versions such as QB45. (Change the TXT extension to BAS to use.) Thanks! Michael

March 31st, 2020, 02:35 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do you use this. i also have the book, but am a bit confused. :confused:

March 31st, 2020, 02:37 PM
ok I don't know if I have been replying because it keeps saying i wasn't logged in, so this is the last time im gonna try. Look im sorry if this is a stupid question, but im a bit confused on how to use this. I also have the book, and when searching for BASIC programing only this came up, so I created an account JUST FOR THIS!:confused:

May 17th, 2020, 10:54 AM
Nasa@, you obviously were logged in otherwise you would not have been able to post the above. If you have newly joined the forum your first few posts are held back to be looked at by the moderators and then will appear after they have been cleared. After you've posted a few messages on the forum your posts will start to appear more or less as soon as you have posted them.

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June 6th, 2020, 05:40 AM
I just now noticed a question has been posted about this rocket altitude predictor program... The program and method of calculation is described in detail in Chapter 8 of the 7th Edition of the book "Handbook of Model Rocketry" by G. Harry Stine. This is a simple BASIC program that will easily run on vintage computer hardware.

When the program is invoked it will present a series of questions related to the rocket's weight, dimensions and propulsion engine. The program responds with a tabular listing of altitude and speed information listed in 1/10 second increments. I have attached screenshots which display a typical inquiry. Regards, Michael