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Apollo in perspective : spaceflight then and now

Author: Jonathan Allday
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter looking forward to the future of contemporary spaceflight in returning to the Moon (project Artemis) and going on to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Allday
ISBN: 9780429292682 0429292686 9781000692143 1000692140 9781000692372 100069237X 9781000692600 1000692604
OCLC Number: 1109390025
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: To the moon by washing machine --
Apollo in outline --
The best driver in physics --
Rocketry --
Intermission 1: The Saturn V booster rocket --
Orbits and trajectories --
Intermission 2: From Mercury to Gemini --
The Apollo command and service modules --
Intermission 3: Inertial guidance and computers --
The lunar module --
Intermission 4: the three 'ings' --
The missions --
The space shuttle --
Intermission 5: The International Space Station (ISS) --
From the moon to Mars --
Appendix 1 --
Appendix 2 --
Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Allday.

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This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter looking forward to the future of contemporary spaceflight in returning to the Moon (project Artemis) and going on to Mars. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, it explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight, from how rockets work to the dynamics of orbits and how to simulate gravity in a rotating spacecraft. A mathematical appendix shows how some of the formulas can be derived. This is an excellent introduction to astronautics for anyone interested in space and spaceflight. Features: Accessible, written in a friendly and informal style Contains real-world examples Updated throughout, with new chapters on the Apollo missions and the immediate future of human spaceflight From the Foreword "I am sure there is a woman or a man alive today who will land on the Moon and on Mars. This book will certainly help them be ready for such a journey. Most importantly, it explains not only what happened 50 years ago, but how the Apollo missions happened, and the science that is required to do it again, or to go further, to Mars. If the reader is younger, still in school and perhaps considering the sciences, this book will introduce ideas that will help you choose the subjects to study which can help you to make your space travel a reality. For others, the book will be an exciting and thought provoking read that gives a vision of the near future in space, which all of us on planet Earth will be able to enjoy as the adventure unfolds." -- Michael Foale, CBE, former-NASA astronaut

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