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Starsailing : solar sails and interstellar travel

Author: Louis Friedman
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1988.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Solar sailing - using the pressure of sunlight to propel spacecraft - is the cutting edge of space technology. It has the potential to revolutionize space exploration by providing the first real  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedman, Louis.
Starsailing.
New York : Wiley, ©1988
(OCoLC)567935935
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Friedman
ISBN: 0471625930 9780471625933
OCLC Number: 15791208
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; The History of Solar Sailing; Principles of Sailing; The Design and Construction of Solar Sails; Launching the Solar Sailboats; "Sailboats" Versus "Powerboats"; Navigating to the Planets; The Interplanetary Shuttle; Exploring Other Worlds; Interstellar Flight; A Race to the Moon and Other Advocacy for Solar Sailing.
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: Louis Friedman.
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