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China in space : the great leap forward

Author: Brian Harvey
Publisher: New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Publishing, [2013]
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
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The 21st century has seen the emergence, after the Soviet Union and the United States, of the third great space superpower: China. Here, in China in Space - The Great Leap Forward, Brian Harvey takes a contemporary look at the new Chinese space program. China has already launched its first space station, Tiangong; has sent its first spacecraft to the Moon, the Chang e; and has plans to send spaceships to Mars and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Harvey
ISBN: 9781461450429 146145042X
OCLC Number: 817262973
Description: xv, 399 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The heavenly palace --
Medieval rockets to first satellites --
The program --
Recoverable satellites --
Communications satellites --
Applying the space program --
Space science --
Manned spaceflight --
To the moon and Mars --
China's ambitions.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Brian Harvey.

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This book details China's current space program and looks at its ambitious future. It includes coverage of much generally unknown information on the missions, personalities, spacecraft, launchers,  Read more...

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