Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

eBook - 2013
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When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel space travel--or, as he puts it, ""surfing the gravitational field."" Belbruno devised one of the most exciting concepts now being used in space flight, that of swinging through the cosmos on the subtle fluctuations of the planets' gravitational pulls. His idea was met with skepticism until 1991, when he used it to get a stray Japanese satellite back on course to the Mo.
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton : 2013
ISBN: 9781400849192
1400849195
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (171 pages)

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