The Complete Book of Spaceflight

The Complete Book of Spaceflight

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A commanding encyclopedia of the history and principles of spaceflight-from earliest conceptions to faster-than-light galaxy-hopping Here is the first truly comprehensive guide to space exploration and propulsion, from the first musings of the Greeks to current scientific speculation about interstellar travel using qwarp drivesq and wormholes. Space buffs will delight in its in-depth coverage of all key manned and unmanned missions and space vehicles-past, present, and projected-and its clear explanations of the technologies involved. Over the course of more than 2, 000 extensively cross-referenced entries, astronomer David Darling also provides fascinating insights into the cultural development of spaceflight. In vivid accounts of the major characters and historical events involved, he provides fascinating tales of early innovators, the cross-pollination that has long existed between science fiction and science fact, and the sometimes obscure links between geopolitics, warfare, and advances in rocketry.From Wirtanena#39;s nucleus, the lander will transmit data to the main spacecraft, which will relay it to Earth. ... paper249 in which he suggested that the most efficient strategy for a manned lunar expedition would be to leave the propellants for theanbsp;...

Title:The Complete Book of Spaceflight
Author: David Darling
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2003-06-03

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