From Stargazers to Starships
by David P. Stern
Publisher: phy6.org 2008
From Stargazers to Starships is a coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, also suitable for independent study, rich in history. It deals with the world of gravity -- of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
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by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The book describes one phase of the U.S. civilian space program -- the journey of the Mariner spacecraft to the vicinity of Venus and beyond. It reports upon the measurements taken during the 'flyby' on December 14, 1962, 36,000,000 miles from Earth.
by Douglas A. Joyce - NASA
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by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA
Returning to Earth after a flight into space is a challenge, and contributions from the NASA in aerodynamics, thermal protection, control, stability, propulsion, and landing systems have proven critical to the success of the human space flight.