Just this evening, I was perusing the various tomes in the Sitting Library of the Paleozoic Museum, looking for odd and obscure scientific treatises.
Purely by chance, I happened across a particularly beautiful illuminated manuscript of the Book of the Builder. According to the dedication, it was originally owned by an obscure monk named Tsiolkovsky.
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To my great surprise, I discovered a sheaf of handwritten notes tucked into the leaves entitled “The Ideal Rocket Equation.” No doubt written by the mad monk himself!
I am quite intrigued by the calculations therein, as they relate closely to the forces involved in the orbiting of my “Space Gun” projectile, and as such, surely deserve further perusal…