By Lucy Rogers
Most novice astronomers – and plenty of of these with related pursuits yet who're now not at present working towards observers – have just a sketchy realizing of house flight. This booklet presents an advent to its mechanics. the wonderful thing about this e-book, written by means of an engineer who's additionally an complete technological know-how author, is that it covers the topic comprehensively, and but is sort of solely descriptive and non-mathematical. It bargains with all points of house flight, from tips to depart the Earth (including the layout of the rocket, venture making plans, navigation and communication), to lifestyles in house and the results of weightlessness. The publication additionally comprises sections describing how an novice can tune satellites and comprehend their orbital parameters.
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It's ONLY Rocket Science: An Introduction in Plain English (Astronomers' Universe) by Lucy Rogers