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SPACE EXPLORATION

FROM TALISMAN OF THE PAST

TO GATEWAY FOR THE FUTURE

John F. Graham, 1995

Photos Courtesy NASA

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: DEFINING SPACE

CHAPTER 1 Why study Space?

CHAPTER 2 What is Space?

CHAPTER 3 Where does Space Begin?

PART II: BASIC FACTS OF SPACE

CHAPTER 4 The Solar System

CHAPTER 5 Orbital Mechanics

CHAPTER 6 Rockets and Rocket Science

PART IIIa: HISTORY OF SPACE

CHAPTER 7 The Beginning

CHAPTER 8 Pre World War II Engineers

CHAPTER 9 Post War Feats and Fights

CHAPTER 10 Sputnik: The Space Age Begins

CHAPTER 11 The Exploration Continues

PART IIIb: HISTORY OF SPACE

CHAPTER 12 Human Spaceflight: The Soviets

CHAPTER 13 The Americans Respond: Project Mercury

CHAPTER 14 Vostok and Mercury

CHAPTER 15 The Next Generation: Gemini and Voskhod

CHAPTER 16 Apollo

PART IVa: THE MATURATION OF SPACE EXPLORATION

CHAPTER 17 The Space Probes

CHAPTER 18 The Space Station

CHAPTER 19 The Space Shuttle

PART V: SPACE PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

CHAPTER 20 The Russian Space Program

CHAPTER 21 Space Organizations: NASA

CHAPTER 22 Space Organizations: ESA

CHAPTER 23 Other Space Programs

PART VI: THE SATELLITES

CHAPTER 24 Communications Satellites

CHAPTER 25 Weather Satellites

CHAPTER 26 Navigation Satellites

CHAPTER 27 Remote Sensing Satellites

PART VII: THE HUMANIZING OF SPACE

CHAPTER 28 The Military in Space

CHAPTER 29 Space Policy

CHAPTER 30 Space Law

CHAPTER 31 The Human Body in Outer Space

PART VIII: THE FUTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION

CHAPTER 32 The Future of Space Programs