Название: Interplanetary Flight
Автор: Arthur C. Clarke
Издательство: Harper & Brothers
Формат: PDF в RAR
Размер: 21,5 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
A short, modestly technical introduction to space exploration written by Arthur C. Clarke with many illustrations and drawings. This is his first book and the material is accessible to readers with a high-school level of science and technical education. It covers the elements of orbital mechanics, rocket design and performance, various applications of Earth satellites, a discussion of the more interesting and accessible destinations in the Solar System (such as they were understood at the time of writing), and, in a final chapter, the rationale and value of human expansion off the Earth.