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Title: Spaceflight and Spacecraft
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Spaceflt1.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: This is an historical overview of spaceflight, stressing the technology of rockets, satellites and orbits, and its use in unmanned missions. It contains sections on rocket motion, Robert Goddard, history of rocketry and the space race, uses of unmanned spacecraft, and various orbits. Largely narrative, except for detailed derivations of Lagrangian points and gravity-assist maneuvers, it also surveys exotic spaceflight methods--nuclear, cannon, solar sails and ion rockets. It is part of a wider site "From Stargazers to Starships" which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Astronautics. Space travel -- Systems engineering -- Manned space flight
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy
Astronomy -- Newton's laws of motion
Physics -- Motion
Date Issued: 2004-09-22
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
French
Spanish
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-17 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-13 14:21:29 (W3C-DTF)
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