Apollo in Perspective Spaceflight Then and NowCode: NAT0676
Auteurs: Jonathan Allday
Uitgever: CRC Press
Korte beschrijving: This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter looking forward to the future of contemporary spaceflight in returning to the Moon (project Artemis) and going on to Mars.
Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, it explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight, from how rockets work to the dynamics of orbits and how to simulate gravity in a rotating spacecraft. A mathematical appendix shows how some of the formulas can be derived.
This is an excellent introduction to astronautics for anyone interested in space and spaceflight.