Technology requirements for advanced earth-orbital transportation systems: final report
Rudolph C. Haefeli, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, Martin Marietta Corporation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977 - Technology & Engineering - 205 pages
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