From Stargazers to Starships
by David P. Stern
Publisher: phy6.org 2008
From Stargazers to Starships is a coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, also suitable for independent study, rich in history. It deals with the world of gravity -- of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
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