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The Mechanical Universe by Tom M. Apostol, Richard P. Olenick, Steven C. Frautschi

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CHAPTER 18NAVIGATING IN SPACE

    The initial shock [of acceleration] is the worst part of It, for he is thrown upward as If by an explosion of gun powder. … Therefore he must be dazed by opiates beforehand; his limbs must be carefully protected so that they are not torn from him and the recoil Is spread over all parts of his body. Then he will meet new difficulties: Immense cold and inhibited respiration. … When the first part of the journey is completed, it becomes easier because on such a long journey the body no doubt escapes the magnetic force of the earth and enters that of the moon, so that the latter gets the upper hand. At this point we set the travellers free and leave them to their own devices: like spiders they will stretch out and ...

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