Spaceships: A Reference Guide to International Reusable Launch Vehicle Concepts from 1944 to the Present

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A valuable reference book for rocket scientists and space enthusiasts alike, this resource presents a database of 300 suborbital and orbital reusable launch vehicle components. With descriptive information and key statistics on each vehicle, this unique reference covers the earliest concepts as well as present ones, including all of the candidates for the X Prize, an award offered to encourage private exploration of space. With additional chapters discussing the potential for international space collaboration, ...

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Overview

A valuable reference book for rocket scientists and space enthusiasts alike, this resource presents a database of 300 suborbital and orbital reusable launch vehicle components. With descriptive information and key statistics on each vehicle, this unique reference covers the earliest concepts as well as present ones, including all of the candidates for the X Prize, an award offered to encourage private exploration of space. With additional chapters discussing the potential for international space collaboration, readers will be able to discern who the worldwide players in space are and their relative attainments and capabilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894959506
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series
  • Pages: 109
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Goehlich is a lecturer at Keio University in Japan and works for the Future Space Transportation System Team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in Tokyo. He is the author of A Representative Program Model for Developing Space Tourism and Space Tourism.

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