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An Historical Introduction to Space Propulsion

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
  • Les Johnson
  • Gregory L. Matloff

We’ll never know when the dream of spaceflight first appeared in human consciousness, or to whom it first appeared. Perhaps it was in the sun-baked plains of Africa or on a high mountain pass in alpine Europe. One of our nameless ancestors looked up at the night sky and wondered at the moving lights in the heavens.

Keywords

Solar Sail Space Travel Space Propulsion Orbit Space Station Star Spangle Banner 
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© Praxis Publishing, Ltd 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
    • 1
  • Les Johnson
    • 2
  • Gregory L. Matloff
    • 3
  1. 1.International Academy of AstronauticsParisFrance
  2. 2.NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.New York City college of TechnologyBrooklynUSA

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