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To rise from earth : an easy to understand guide to spaceflight / Wayne Lee ; [illustrations by Wayne Lee]

By: Lee, WayneMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York Facts on File cop. 1995Description: 309 s. illISBN: 0816033536Subject(s): Teknik | Rymdteknik | Rymdfart | AstronautikOther classification: Prde | Prde
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Provides an overview of the history and technology of space flight, summarizes the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, and looks ahead to possible Mars missions.



Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Entering Space (p. 2)
  • Chapter 1 An Introduction to Orbits and Rockets
  • Above the Clouds (p. 34)
  • Chapter 2 Orbital Mechanics Without Math
  • Dancing in the Dark (p. 72)
  • Chapter 3 How to Perform Space Maneuvers
  • Moonstruck (p. 106)
  • Chapter 4 The Story of the Race to the Moon
  • On Twin Pillars of Fire (p. 150)
  • Chapter 5 How the Space Shuttle Works
  • Final Frontiers (p. 228)
  • Chapter 6 How to Reach Other Planets
  • Invading Mars (p. 266)
  • Chapter 7 Scientific Armada to the Red Planet
  • Index (p. 308)