Spaceflight: A Smithsonian Guide

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Seven thematic sections detail landmark events, technological advances, and the drama of the men, women, and machines that took us into space. Here are rocket launch vehicles and space stations, moon explorations and military satellites, the pioneering flights of Gagarin and Glenn, and more. Fact boxes and diagrams explain such concepts as attitude control, while two-page sections feature subjects from "walking" in space to Voyager's grand tour. Spaceflight includes more than 350 illustrations, photographs, and ...
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Overview

Seven thematic sections detail landmark events, technological advances, and the drama of the men, women, and machines that took us into space. Here are rocket launch vehicles and space stations, moon explorations and military satellites, the pioneering flights of Gagarin and Glenn, and more. Fact boxes and diagrams explain such concepts as attitude control, while two-page sections feature subjects from "walking" in space to Voyager's grand tour. Spaceflight includes more than 350 illustrations, photographs, and other artworks. Events that shaped the course of spaceflight are presented in an 8-page foldout illustrated timeline, an instant reference to the entire subject. The 40-page photo glossary offers concise explanations of technical and scientific terms, plus biographies of major figures.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780028600406
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/29/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

The Elements of Spaceflight.
From Dreams to Realilty.
Rocket Launch Vehicles.
The Journey into Orbit.
Exploring the Moon.
Exploring the Planets.
Using Space.
Glossary.
Piloted Spaceflight Chart.
Index.
Sources.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    The book is very informative

    The book tells you a lot about spaceflight, its history and what the future will be like. It even has its own foldout with a huge timeline and rocket designs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2000

    Great Book !

    This book is great for term papers, dealing with space history i.e.-space race, apollo etc.

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