The Resource Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities, by Michel van Pelt, (electronic resource)

Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities, by Michel van Pelt, (electronic resource)

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Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities
Title
Dream Missions
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Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities
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by Michel van Pelt
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eng
Summary
This book takes the reader on a journey through the history of extremely ambitious, large and complex space missions that never happened. What were the dreams and expectations of the visionaries behind these plans, and why were they not successful in bringing their projects to reality thus far? As spaceflight development progressed, new technologies and ideas led to pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology though still grounded in real scientific possibilities. Examples are space colonies, nuclear-propelled interplanetary spacecraft, space telescopes consisting of multiple satellites and canon launch systems. Each project described in this book says something about the dreams and expectations of their time, and their demise was often linked to an important change in the cultural, political and social state of the world. For each mission or spacecraft concept, the following will be covered: • Description of the design. • Overview of the history of the concept and the people involved. • Why it was never developed and flown • What if the mission was actually carried out – consequences, further developments, etc
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van Pelt, Michel
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TL787-4050.22
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non fiction
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Springer Praxis Books
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  • Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Astronautics
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities, by Michel van Pelt, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giant Launchers -- Reusable Launchers -- Space Stations and Orbital Colonies -- Super Satellites -- Giant Probes -- Mars Expeditions -- To the Stars -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
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XII, 253 p. 133 illus., 97 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319539416
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-53941-6
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-53941-6
Label
Dream Missions : Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities, by Michel van Pelt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giant Launchers -- Reusable Launchers -- Space Stations and Orbital Colonies -- Super Satellites -- Giant Probes -- Mars Expeditions -- To the Stars -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 253 p. 133 illus., 97 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319539416
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53941-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-53941-6

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