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published by the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
written by Dave Doody
edited by Diane Fisher
This web site is an interactive tutorial  designed to provide a broad-scope exploration of the concepts associated with aeronautics and interplanetary space flight. It is appropriate for students and instructors of high school and lower undergraduate levels. The resource offers a large scope of materials, but limited depth, with links to additional information for users interested in delving more deeply. Also included are interactive quizzes to self-test understanding.

The content of the material begins with an introduction to the solar system, trajectories, and planetary orbits. Section II explores the technology behind onboard instruments and navigation. The final section discusses the operations involved in launch and cruise.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
= Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Space Exploration
Optics
- Photometry
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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Free access
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Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
Courtesy of:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Keywords:
DSN, Galileo Heavy Ion Counter, Mars Exploration, NASA Deep Space Network, Viking mission, Voyager mission, deep-space exploration, infrared, infrared radiometry, jet propulsion, mass spectrometer, optical navigation, particle detector, photometry, planetary motion, solar system, space exploration, x-ray imaging
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created January 28, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
March 17, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
May 27, 2008
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AIP Format
D. Doody, , edited by D. Fisher (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Pasadena, 1997), WWW Document, (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Doody, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight, , edited by D. Fisher (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Pasadena, 1997), <http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php>.
APA Format
Doody, D. (2008, May 27). NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL): http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php
Chicago Format
Doody, Dave. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight. Edited by Diane Fisher. Pasadena: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), May 27, 2008. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php (accessed 26 November 2014).
MLA Format
Doody, Dave. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab: Basics of Space Flight. Ed. Fisher, Diane. Pasadena: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), 1997. 27 May 2008. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/index.php>.
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