|Title:||A tribble's guide to space : how to get to space and what to do when you are there|
|Authors:||Alan C. Tribble|
|Publisher:||Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2000|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-691-05059-1|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Space sciences--Popular works|
Alan Tribble offers a delightful guide to the nuts and bolts of space exploration, from how to get there to how to phone home and how to survive the harsh environment of space. Using examples from famous space missions, both factual and fictional, Tribble tackles fascinating real-world problems encountered in space exploration. Why do submarine hatches open inward and spacecraft hatches open outward? What do curveballs and satellites have in common? Why did Scotty, the chief engineer of the fictional USS Enterprise, always "need more power"? Why did the fire that destroyed Apollo 1 on the launch pad burn so furiously that no one could react fast enough to save the lives of the crew?
This book describes rocket science in a manner that captures the comon excitement shared by anyone with an interest in space exploration. Armchair astronauts, engineers who work in a space company, and anyone who has looked up at the sky and wondered how we will get there will find reading this book a wonderful and enlightening experience.
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|007387||QB500.25.T75 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|