Rocket Science pp 171-207 | Cite as

A Degree of Control

  • Mark Denny
  • Alan McFadzean


The mechanisms of spacecraft control and communication and the processes of spacecraft engineering are outlined in this chapter. We then consider the advantages of putting humans in space , before considering what is involved in getting them there and keeping them alive.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Denny
    • 1
  • Alan McFadzean
    • 2
  1. 1.VictoriaCanada
  2. 2.EdinburghUK

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