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Apollo in perspective : spaceflight then and now

Author: Jonathan Allday
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2018.
Series: CRC revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and conveys the huge technological strides that were made and the dedication of the people working on the program.Physics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Allday
ISBN: 9781351069748 1351069748 1351078194 9781351078191 9781351095099 1351095099
OCLC Number: 1024080412
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 Apollo in outline / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 2 The best driver in physics / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 1 Intermission: The Saturn V booster rocket / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 3 Rocketry / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 2 Intermission: From Mercury to Gemini / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 4 Orbits and trajectories / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 5 The Apollo command and service modules / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 3 Intermission: Inertial guidance and computers / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 6 The lunar module / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 4 Intermission: The three 'ings' / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 7 The shuttle and its followers / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 5 Intermission : The politics of Apollo / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 8 Mars / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 6 Intermission: Godspeed John Glenn / Allday Jonathan --
chapter 9 Journeys to the stars / Allday Jonathan.
Series Title: CRC revivals.
Responsibility: Jonathan Allday.

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"Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and conveys the huge technological strides that were made and the dedication of the people working on the program.Physics topics covered include the laws of motion, rocketry, how to maneuver in orbit, and more. Informal and engaging, the book also discusses the designs of the Apollo Command, Service and Lunar modules and how these changed as the plans for the manned mission evolved. Guidance systems, computers, and engines all had to be developed for the first time. With Apollo as background, the book proceeds to look at the space shuttle, the technology being developed for its replacement, the International Space Station, and the possibilities for a manned Mars mission. The book concludes with an exploration of the far future, including Mars colonies and journeys to other stars."--Provided by publisher.

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