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To Rise From Earth: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Spaceflight - 2nd Ed. [Wayne Lee, 2000] (hardcover)
978-0816040919
Wayne Lee
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317 pgs, 2000, Facts On File, Inc.
ISBN 978-0816040919

Lee explores the history and technology of spaceflight, from the functions and roles of the various components of our solar system, to the steps NASA takes to prepare and launch a space shuttle, without using a single mathematical equation. He does, however, employ an abundance of detailed charts, diagrams, and photographs, making his work a good "coffee table book", and laces his highly readable and engaging text with plenty of historical facts, quotes, and rules of thumb.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Entering Space: An Introduction to Orbits and Rockets
  2. Above the Clouds: Orbital Mechanics Without Math
  3. Dancing in the Dark: How to Perform Space Maneuvers
  4. Moonstruck: The Story of the Race to the Moon
  5. On Twin Pillars of Fire: How the Space Shuttle Works
  6. Final Frontiers: How to Reach Other Planets
  7. Invading Mars: A Look at Future Mars Missions
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