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This is a no nonsense primer for those interested in the scientific aspects of space exploration. It is a compact, nuts-and-bolts account written in simple language by an engineer. A 15 page glossary lists the space-age nomenclature. There is an extensive listing of the International Astronautical Federation affiliates by address.
Space Science for the Layman.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(4):389. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640040083052