Interplanetary Flight

The book discusses Earth's gravity field, development of rockets, and why it's so difficult for a rocket payload to achieve orbit. Probes and crewed missions to the Moon are covered followed by discussions of the challenges of interplanetary flight. Nuclear propulsion is explored as are spaceships and space stations. He concludes with some discussion of the long run of the space frontier. A small book packed with information.
Author: 
Arthur C. Clarke
Genre: 
Non-fiction
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Year: 
1985
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4.19
ISBN-13: 
9780425064481