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Space Shuttle

Author : Dennis R. Jenkins
ISBN : 1580072496
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Due to this collection's heavy weight (18 lbs) non-standard shipping costs apply. See shopping cart for details. During 30 years and 135 missions, the U.S. space shuttle carried more crewmembers to orbit than all other launch systems, from all other countries combined, and carried more than 4.5 million pounds of payload to orbit. It was a staggering record of success. Unfortunately, it was accompanied by a tragic record of failure, with two accidents claiming the lives of 14 astronauts as well as other incidents claiming several ground personnel. But, as Richard Truly, an astronaut and NASA administrator, once said, "Flying in space is a bold business. We cannot print enough money to make it totally risk-free." This assertion was not meant as an excuse, simply a statement of fact regarding the physics of space travel and the dangers of chemical rockets. Because it flew for 30 years, most people alive today do not remember a time when the space shuttle was not in the news. The public was enthralled, the politicians somewhat less, and the armchair critics even less so. The space shuttle was meant as a stepping-stone to broader exploration. But the funding and political will never materialized, leaving the vehicle with little meaningful work for most of its flight campaign. Nevertheless, the space shuttle launched a variety of commercial and military satellites, planetary probes to Venus and Jupiter, and three of the four NASA Great Observatories, including the pièce de résistance, the Hubble Space Telescope. Only near the end was it able to demonstrate its intended purpose, building a space station. Even that, when finished, was only a shell of what had been envisioned when the space shuttle was approved. Unfortunately, having found its stride as the primary support vehicle for the International Space Station, the White House canceled the program, leaving the United States without the ability to launch people to orbit. All of this has left an uncertain legacy for one of the most visible engineering achievements of the 20th Century. This book is not meant to establish that legacy, but to thoroughly document the development, technology, and, to a lesser extent, the flight campaign. We will leave it to future historians to determine the ultimate worthiness of the program. What we can say for certain, though, is that it was one hell of a ride.

Die Unbarmherzige Revolution

Author : Joyce Oldham Appleby
ISBN : 3867741352
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In ihrer großen Geschichte des Kapitalismus erzählt Joyce Appleby die Geschichte unseres Wirtschaftssystems: von den großen Entdeckungen der Portugiesen, vom Sklavenhandel über die industrielle Revolution bis zur Globalisierung der Gegenwart, und beschreibt schließlich unsere ökonomische und auch kulturelle Identität, die so sehr vom Kapitalismus geprägt ist. Messerscharf seziert sie die guten und die schlechten Seiten des Kapitalismus und beschreibt, was der Kapitalismus mit den Menschen macht. Eine mitreißende Lektüre für alle, die von der "unbarmherzigen Revolution" profitieren oder an ihr verzweifeln.

Ronald Reagan And The Space Frontier

Author : John M. Logsdon
ISBN : 9783319989624
Genre : History
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When Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, limits on NASA funding and the lack of direction under the Nixon and Carter administrations had left the U.S. space program at a crossroads. In contrast to his predecessors, Reagan saw outer space as humanity’s final frontier and as an opportunity for global leadership. His optimism and belief in American exceptionalism guided a decade of U.S. activities in space, including bringing the space shuttle into operation, dealing with the 1986 Challenger accident and its aftermath, committing to a permanently crewed space station, encouraging private sector space efforts, and fostering international space partnerships with both U.S. allies and with the Soviet Union. Drawing from a trove of declassified primary source materials and oral history interviews, John M. Logsdon provides the first comprehensive account of Reagan’s civilian and commercial space policies during his eight years in the White House. Even as a fiscal conservative who was hesitant to increase NASA’s budget, Reagan’s enthusiasm for the space program made him perhaps the most pro-space president in American history.

Physik

Author : David Halliday
ISBN : 3110138972
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The Penguin Book Of Outer Space Exploration

Author : John Logsdon
ISBN : 9781101993491
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye Among all the technological accomplishments of the last century, none has captured our imagination more deeply than the movement of humans into outer space. From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration. Renowned space historian John Logsdon traces the greatest moments in human spaceflight by weaving together essential, fascinating documents from NASA's history with his expert narrative guidance. Beginning with rocket genius Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars, and closing with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there, this volume traces major events like the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the moon landings, the Challenger disaster, the daring Hubble Telescope repairs, and more. In these pages, we find such gems as Eisenhower's reactions to Sputnik, the original NASA astronaut application, John Glenn's reflections on zero gravity, Kennedy's directives to go to the moon, discussions on what Neil Armstrong's first famous first words should be, customs forms filled out by astronauts bringing back moon rocks, transcribed conversations with Nixon on ending Project Apollo and beginning the space shuttle program, and so much more.

Die Rakete Zu Den Planetenr Umen

Author : Hermann Oberth
ISBN : 9783486747126
Genre : Science
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Hermann Oberth gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Pioniere der Raketentechnik. Visionär waren nicht nur seine umfassende, akribische Untersuchung und Optimierung aller denkbaren Raketenparamter, sondern auch seine Vorschläge zur Raketeninstrumentierung für bemannte und wissenschaftliche Missionen sowie Ideen für Start- und Testanlagen. Die Neuauflage ermöglicht es, die Realisierung von Oberth's "Traum" nachzuvollziehen und mit der heutigen Raumfahrtrealität abzugleichen. Reprint der 5. Auflage von 1984

The Smithsonian History Of Space Exploration

Author : Roger D. Launius
ISBN : 9781588346377
Genre : Science
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Pork -- Honey -- Salt -- Chile -- Rice -- Cacao -- Tomato

Der Krieg Der Welten

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9783849649586
Genre : Fiction
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Lagune

Author : Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN : 9783959812528
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Chaos bricht aus, nachdem im Internet verbreitet wird, dass vor der Küste der fünft bevölkerungsreichsten Stadt der Welt Außerirdische gelandet sind. Bald darauf versuchen das Militär, religiöse Führungspersönlichkeiten, Diebe und Wahnsinnige zu kontrollieren, was für Informationen auf YouTube und in den Straßen verbreitet werden. In der Zwischenzeit beraten die politischen Supermächte über einen nuklearen Präventivschlag, der die Eindringlinge auslöschen soll. Alles, was zwischen siebzehn Millionen Einwohnern und dem Tod steht, sind ein außerirdischer Botschafter, eine Biologin, ein Rapper, ein Soldat und ein Mythos, bei dem es sich um eine gigantische Spinne handeln könnte, oder um einen offenbarten Gott.

Kinderstunde

Author : Laird Koenig
ISBN : 9783105618141
Genre : Fiction
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Der Fernseher machte die Kleinen sanft und ruhig. Seine Scheinwelt ist ihre Wirklichkeit. Wehe dem, der sie daraus vertreiben will – sie wehren sich so perfekt, wie ihre Fernseh-Helden töten ... Die französische Ausgabe von ›Kinderstunde‹ erhielt den Grand prix de littérature policière und wurde mit Alain Delon verfilmt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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