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Manned Spacecraft Design Principles by Pasquale M Sforza

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Preface

Pasquale M. Sforza, Highland Beach, FL, USA, sforzapm@ufl.edu

This book builds upon a handbook used to support a one-semester senior undergraduate or entry-level graduate course intended to involve students in the preliminary design of a manned spacecraft and associated launch vehicle. The course followed a one-semester design course for aerospace engineering students devoted to design of a commercial jet transport. Commercial aircraft design is a relatively mature field and sufficient reference material is available to provide a secure mooring for student research and study. The manned spacecraft design course demands more from the student because the subject lacks a broad well-documented database and covers topics that rarely receive ...

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