NASA is again reorganizing its resources to accomplish its fluctuating missions The fourth edition of Introduction to Space The Science of Spaceflight has received a major overhaul to bring to you a readable understanding of how these goals may be achieved It has been updated with the latest information on the science and technology involved to explain why astronauts are weightless, what satellites do and why they don t fall from the sky, how we will live on Mars, and whether or not there is life elsewhere in the universe The book is now profusely illustrated throughout with 274 illustrations of which 102 are in color All measurements are presented in both common units and in the international System of Units SI , commonly called metric units....
|Title||:||Introduction to Space: The Science of Spaceflight (Orbit A Foundation Series)|
|Publisher||:||Krieger Publishing Company 4th edition July 1, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||316 pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Introduction to Space: The Science of Spaceflight (Orbit A Foundation Series) Reviews
As a student of aviation and space topics, I came across this book and took a chance.
Thomas Damon's "Introduction to Space" is a good place to start for people who are generally unfamiliar with any of the basic principles of space flight. It is comprehensible any to interested person, and is generally geared toward a high school or early collegiate reader. The text is good at simplifying the math involved and in separating it from the text, making comprehension much easier for people who are not mathematically inclined.
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I bought this book as a textbook for a Space Physics class, and it was pretty useless. It doesn't even define escape velocity that well, and that was the first thing we covered in the class. Feels more like a history textbook rather than a book about science and physics.
I first had the pleasure of using Mr. Damon's book, "Introduction to Space: the Science of Spaceflight," in my first few graduate classes. I was impressed by the coverage afforded in this book. Granted, this book was completely useless for technical graduate studies (I needed my 'number and equation fix') it has many uses for persons wanting to know about space without the calculations and involved physics.