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These lecture notes discuss Newton's theories of dynamics and gravity.  The various kinds of possible orbits are described in this lecture.  The evolution of space technology such as rockets, the Space Shuttle, dozens of robot spacecraft, and the human space program are also discussed.
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© 2004 Robert W. O'Connell
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Newtonian orbit theory , gravitational orbits, history of space flight, space flight
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Metadata instance created June 16, 2005 by Patricia Monahan
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March 11, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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