21st-Century Spaceships

21st-Century Spaceships

by Gloria G. Adams


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What does it take to design, create, and launch a spaceship? The skills of engineers, among other things. Since the mid-twentieth century, engineers have given us spaceships, satellites, probes, land rovers, and an orbiting space station. Plans for future spaceships, as well as a manned voyage to Mars, are well underway. This exciting resource explains the astronautical engineering accomplishments of the past and present, along with an array of engineering obstacles that must be overcome to create the spaceships that will launch us into the exciting future of space exploration. Get ready for takeoff!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766097070
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Feats of 21st-Century Engineering
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 From Rockets to Starships 7

2 Forces, Fuel, and Fire 14

3 Speed, Shields, and Solar Sails 21

4 What's Up Next? 29

5 Where No One Has Gone Before 36

Chronology 43

Bibliography 44

Glossary 46

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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