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Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now
  

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now (Hardback)

By Allday, Jonathan

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of... read full description below.

ISBN 9781315890647
Barcode 9781315890647
Published 13 April 2018 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781315890647
ISBN-10 131589064X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Publication Date 13 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Allday, Jonathan
Category Physics
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Weight 620g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 629.4540973
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and conveys the huge technological strides that were made and the dedication of the people working on the program. Physics topics covered include the laws of motion, rocketry, how to maneuver in orbit, and more. Informal and engaging, the book also discusses the designs of the Apollo Command, Service and Lunar modules and how these changed as the plans for the manned mission evolved. Guidance systems, computers, and engines all had to be developed for the first time. With Apollo as background, the book proceeds to look at the space shuttle, the technology being developed for its replacement, the International Space Station, and the possibilities for a manned Mars mission. The book concludes with an exploration of the far future, including Mars colonies and journeys to other stars.

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