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Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961 2006

Author : Tim Furniss
ISBN : 9780387739809
Genre : Science
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This flagship work charts a complete chronological log of orbital manned spaceflight. Included are the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s, and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There is an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travelers. The main text is a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including the strange facts and humorous stories connected to every mission. The resulting book is a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names of astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, their roles and accomplishments.

Manned Spaceflight Log Ii 2006 2012

Author : David Shayler
ISBN : 9781461445777
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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“Manned Spaceflight Log” discusses over 40 recent spaceflights from September 2006 through September 2012, a time of great change in human spaceflight history. Following on from “Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006,” the authors continue the story until the end of September 2012, with new chapters detailing the development and accomplishments of human spaceflight, expanded tables and additional photographs, many in color, throughout. The book opens with a new foreword by Colonel Alfred M. Worden, USAF Retired, NASA Astronaut and CMP of Apollo 15, which reflects on the changing history of human spaceflight and the prospects for future operations. The first chapter explains how human spaceflight has approached the different challenges of exploring space and provided the hardware to meet those challenges. This chapter also describes the various attempts to reach orbital flight and the often confusing distinction between ballistic, sub-orbital, and so-called ‘astro-flights’ of the X-15 rocket research aircraft program. Chapter 2 recalls key historic moments and missions across five decades of human spaceflight. Each decade has provided useful lessons for the next and a foundation for future achievement. The new mission entries are collected in the third section in chronological order. A review of the next steps in human spaceflight, including plans to occupy the International Space Station well into the 2020s and the growth of the Chinese manned space program including a large space station and planned base on the Moon, is discussed in Chapter 4. The tables provide a complete up-to-date overview of human spaceflight operations and experience from April 1961 to September 2012 and a selected chronology of important milestones from those years. Completing the book is a comprehensive bibliography that lists all the major Springer-Praxis human spaceflight titles and other important works that provide the reader with a resource to continue further research.

Stamping The Earth From Space

Author : Renato Dicati
ISBN : 9783319207568
Genre : Science
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This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing, mapping of the surface, observation of the oceans and marine environments, geodesy, and the study of life and ecological systems. Stamping the Earth from Space presents the results obtained with the thousands of satellites launched by the two former superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, and also those of the many missions carried out by the ESA, individual European countries, Japan, China, India, and the many emerging space nations. Beautifully illustrated, it contains almost 1100 color reproductions of philatelic items. In addition to topical stamps and thematic postal documents, the book provides an extensive review of astrophilatelic items. The most important space missions are documented through event covers and cards canceled at launch sites, tracking stations, research laboratories, and mission control facilities.

The Birth Of Nasa

Author : Dutch von Ehrenfried
ISBN : 9783319284286
Genre : Science
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This is the story of the work of the original NASA space pioneers; men and women who were suddenly organized in 1958 from the then National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) into the Space Task Group. A relatively small group, they developed the initial mission concept plans and procedures for the U. S. space program. Then they boldly built hardware and facilities to accomplish those missions. The group existed only three years before they were transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, in 1962, but their organization left a large mark on what would follow.Von Ehrenfried's personal experience with the STG at Langley uniquely positions him to describe the way the group was structured and how it reacted to the new demands of a post-Sputnik era. He artfully analyzes how the growing space program was managed and what techniques enabled it to develop so quickly from an operations perspective. The result is a fascinating window into history, amply backed up by first person documentation and interviews.

In The Footsteps Of Columbus

Author : John O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9783319275628
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The European Space Agency has a long history of human spaceflight, flying in space with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the ESA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station over its first decade and how they have lived on board, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments. ESA has contributed the Columbus science laboratory as well as the Copula, the Leonardo PMM and the ATV supply ship to the station’s infrastructure but it is the human endeavor that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six month expeditions, from spacewalking to commanding the Earth’s only outpost in space, ESA astronauts have played a vital role in the international project. Extensive use of color photographs from NASA and ESA depicting the experiments carried out, the phases of the ISS construction and the personal stories of the astronauts in space highlights the crucial European work on human spaceflight.

Psychology Of Space Exploration Contemporary Research In Historical Perspective

Author : Douglas A. Vakoch
ISBN : 9780160897436
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that have faced the space program since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.


Author : Richard W. Orloff
ISBN : 0387300430
Genre : Nature
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A complete resource for Apollo program information covers the technological and managerial setbacks, tracks the development of the Saturn rocket, and details each Apollo mission.

Exploring The Moon

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : 0387746412
Genre : Science
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In this comprehensive overview of Man’s relationship with his planet’s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.

Author : Στάθης Ν. Καλύβας
ISBN : 9786180309997
Genre : History
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Η παρούσα έκδοση είναι καρπός της ανταπόκρισης που βρήκε το βιβλίο Εμφύλια πάθη: 23 ερωτήσεις και απαντήσεις για τον Εμφύλιο, το οποίο ξεπέρασε σε πωλήσεις τα 25 χιλιάδες αντίτυπα. Σε αυτή περιλαμβάνονται δύο νέες ερωτήσεις που προέκυψαν στη διάρκεια των παρουσιάσεων-συζητήσεων της αρχικής έκδοσης, συγκεκριμένα: • Πώς θυμάται το ΚΚΕ τον Εμφύλιο; • Ποιος ήταν ο ρόλος της ιδεολογίας στον εμφύλιο πόλεμο; «Ελπίζουμε τα Εμφύλια Πάθη να συνεχίσουν την πετυχημένη τους πορεία, ενθαρρύνοντας με τον τρόπο αυτό τον γόνιμο και ουσιαστικό διάλογο για ένα κρίσιμο και ιδιαίτερα ευαίσθητο θέμα της σύγχρονης ιστορίας μας. Η πορεία του βιβλίου είναι απόδειξη πως μπορούμε να σκεφτόμαστε και να συζητούμε το δύσκολο παρελθόν μας με ψυχραιμία και σύνεση. Ορισμένες φορές, αρκεί μια μικρή προσπάθεια σαν κι αυτή για να γίνει φανερό πως, αντίθετα από ό,τι περιγράφουν διάφοροι δημοφιλείς εθνικοί μύθοι, δεν είμαστε τα άβουλα θύματα ενός τραγικού παρελθόντος το οποίο είμαστε καταδικασμένοι να ξαναζούμε συνεχώς. Είμαστε, για να το πούμε αλλιώς, κάπως καλύτεροι από την εικόνα που συχνά κουβαλάμε για τον εαυτό μας στη συλλογική μας συνείδηση – και εδώ ίσως βρίσκεται η σημαντικότερη παρακαταθήκη του βιβλίου αυτού». Στ. Καλύβας και Ν. Μαραντζίδης

Who S Who In Science And Engineering

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036176337
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