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Fly Me to the Moon:
An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel
Edward Belbruno
With a foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Chapter 1 A Moment of Discovery 1
Chapter 2 An Uncertain Start 5
Chapter 3 Conventional Way to the Moon 9
A Fuel Hog 14
Chapter 4 A Question 17
Chapter 5 Chaos and Surfing the Gravitational Field 29
What Is Chaos? 31
Chapter 6 Using Art to Find Chaotic Regions 37
An Oil Painting Unveiling Dynamical
Processes 37
Chapter 7 WSB--A Chaotic No-Man's-Land 41
Chapter 8 Getting to the WSB--Low Energy Transfers 49
Chapter 9 Rescue of a Lunar Mission 55
Skepticism, Politics, and a Bittersweet Success 63
Chapter 10 Significance of Hiten 69
Chapter 11 Salvage of HGS-1, and a Christmas Present 77
Chapter 12 Other Space Missions and Low Energy Transfers 83
LGAS Reincarnated: SMART 1 83
Europa Orbiter and Prometheus 85
A Lunar Transportation System 91
Chapter 13 Hopping Comets and Earth Collision 95
Potential Earth Collision 108
Lexell 109
Jupiter-Hopping Earth-Crossing Comets Present a Danger 111
Kuiper Belt Objects and Neptune Hopping 113
Ballistic Escape from the Earth-Moon System, and Asteroid Capture 115
Chapter 14 The Creation of the Moon by Another World 119
Chapter 15 Beyond the Moon and to the Stars 129
Pluto to Alpha Centauri 129
Comets Moving between the Sun and Alpha Centauri 133
Chapter 16 A Paradigm Shift and the Future 137
Bibliography 141
Index 147

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