By Jonathan Allday
This e-book takes a retrospective examine the Apollo house software and the expertise that was once used to land a guy at the Moon. Jonathan Allday's goals are to provide an explanation for the elemental physics and expertise of spaceflight, and to show the large technological strides that have been made and the commitment of the folks engaged on this system. Physics issues lined comprise the legislation of movement, rocketry, the way to manouver in orbit and so on. The designs of the Apollo Command, carrier and Lunar modules are mentioned and the way those replaced because the plans for the manned project developed. advice platforms, desktops and engines all needed to be built for the 1st time. With Apollo as historical past, the booklet is going directly to examine the gap commute, the know-how being constructed for its alternative, the foreign house Station and the chances for a manned Mars project. ultimately, the a long way destiny is taken into account, together with Mars colonies and trips to different stars.
__________В этой книге даётся ретроспективный взгляд на космическую программу "Аполлон" и технологии, которые были использованы для высадки человека на Луну. Джонатан Олдей разъясняет физические и технологические основы космических полётов, рассказывает об огромных технологических успехах и самоотверженности людей, работавших в рамках этой программы. В книге рассматриваются законы движения, принципы ракетостроения, способы маневрирования на орбите и многое другое. Описывается конструкция служебно-командного и лунного модулей КК "Аполлон" и то, как она менялась по ходу программы. Заключительные главы посвящены космическому шаттлу, Международной космической станции и планам пилотируемых полётов на Марс, включая его колонизацию.
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Bill Smith, Bell’s chief of rocket engines, personally led these test efforts at Edwards Air Force Base, and he monitored the live static rocket testing on the ground from about 25 yards away from the airplane. ) 39 40 X-2 with its B-50 mother ship, support vehicles, support personnel, support helicopter, and chase planes. NASA Dryden Flight Research Center CURTISS-WRIGHT The Air Force wanted to involve another company in the aircraft rocket engine business in addition to Reaction Motors, and with the agreement of Bell, they chose Curtiss-Wright.
Carried aloft by a B-29 bomber, the X-1 successfully completed ten glide flights. In each, the airplane behaved beautifully at low speeds. This airplane was then transported back to Bell’s factory in Niagara Falls, New York, for installation of its rocket engine. The center of activity now shifted to the Muroc Army Air Field in California, where the powered flights were to take place. There, Bell test pilot Chalmers H. “Slick” Goodlin continued flying the X-1, as called for in the contract. The second X-1 was delivered to Muroc on October 7, 1946, followed shortly thereafter by the fi rst X-1.
74 207,500 Joe H. 71 280,600 Milton O. 48 214,100 William J. 7 280,500 William H. 59 266,000 Neil A. Armstrong Michael J. 8 statute miles Times above Mach: Hrs:Mins:Secs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 18:16:28 12:10:44 8:51:33 5:58:52 1:25:33 0:1:18 (cumulative) 63 Front view of the X-15. USAF, Air Force Flight Test Center History Office, Edwards Air Force Base 64 X-15 in flight.