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A Tribble's guide to space

Author: Alan C Tribble
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Space - the final frontier. It's as little as fifty miles away, and yet it is considered one of the most dangerous and remote of places. Popular television shows such as Star Trek and movies such as Apollo 13 and October Sky have fired the imaginations of would-be explorers. Alan Tribble has worked on the design and development of dozens of spacecraft, including the Space Shuttle and the International Space  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Tribble
ISBN: 0691050597 9780691050591 0691027633 9780691027630
OCLC Number: 43729111
Description: ix, 174 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: To infinity and beyond : a brief history of space --
Beam me up : getting to space --
A space odyssey : spaceships and starships --
Out of this world : the environment of space --
To boldly go : the reasons for space exploration --
The shape of things to come.
Other Titles: Guide to space
Responsibility: Alan C. Tribble.


Offers a guide to space exploration, from how to get there to how to phone home and how to survive the harsh environment of space. This book uses examples from space missions, both factual and  Read more...
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This is a likeable little book. Rocket designer Tribble takes readers through the countless problems involved in putting astronauts into space. -- "Publishers Weekly It is very readable, is written Read more...

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