Recent Developments in Space Flight Mechanics, (Aas/Aaas Symposium), Dec. 29, 1965, Berkeley, Ca (Science & Technology Ser) by Paul B. Richards

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages280
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Open LibraryOL11168943M
ISBN 100877030375
ISBN 109780877030379

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