Basics of Space Flight
by Dave Doody
Publisher: NASA 2009
Number of pages: 311
Basics of Space Flight is a tutorial designed primarily to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with college and high-school students, as well as faculty, and people everywhere who are interested in interplanetary space flight.
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