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The Orbital Perspective

Author : Astronaut Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781626562486
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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience—one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working work side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were “the enemy.” If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the “orbital perspective.” Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth. You don't need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan's message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.

The Orbital Perspective

Author : Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781626562479
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Ron Garan experienced something unique and extraordinary-living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertaking in human history, and no one nation constructed it alone. Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper to reveal the very personal impact his time on the ISS had for him. Now active in global projects to promote peace, combat hunger, thirst, and poverty, Ron is determined to use the audacity of the ISS as a model for cooperation to solve our greate.

The Orbital Perspective

Author : Astronaut Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781626563100
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This enhanced edition includes over an hour of video: extraordinary footage of astronaut Ron Garan's life on the International Space Station, and vignettes of inspiring projects on Earth that show the orbital perspective in action. For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience—one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working work side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were “the enemy.” If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the “orbital perspective.” Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth. You don't need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan's message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.

The Orbital Perspective An Astronaut S View

Author : Colonel Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781784189099
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience - one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth.On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were ‘the enemy.’ If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the “orbital perspective.”Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth. You don’t need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan’s message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.’The Orbital Perspective: An Astronaut’s View is an inspirational knockout. After reading this book you will refuse to accept the status quo on our planet.’ - WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, PHD, UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD AND FOUNDER OF KLITSCHKO MANAGEMENT GROUP“It is said that to understand a problem properly you need to get outside of it. Ron Garan has certainly done that. Ron’s focus is on finding new connections and collaborations that cross borders of all sorts that might just allow us to transform the world for the better before we destroy this big blue ball we call home.” - PETER GABRIEL, MUSICIAN AND A FOUNDER OF WOMAD, WITNESS, AND THE ELDERS“Ron Garan’s breakthrough book is one of a kind. Never before has a first-hand account of lessons learned in space been applied to first-hand humanitarian development work on Earth. Ron masterfully synthesizes the big-picture view of our world with the ground-level details necessary to overcome the barriers to improving life for all people.” - JIMMY WALES, FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA“Astronaut Ron Garan’s fabulous book will transport you from the magnificent sense of possibility in outer space to the perspective of a worm on Earth’s rich soil and will reassert our fundamental connection to one another in ways that challenge and inspire. We all need more of an orbital perspective to remind us that, in the end, we only have each other.” - JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ, CEO, ACUMEN, AND AUTHOR OF THE BLUE SWEATER “A wonderful call to shift our point of view from local to global, from myopic to orbital. This consciousness-altering, ego-dissolving, mind-reconfiguring experience renders our common purpose clear: we are the frontal lobes of this Pale Blue Dot and we need to leverage our collective genius to overcome our challenges and unleash our potential. Bravo!” - JASON SILVA, FILMMAKER, MEDIA ARTIST, AND HOST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S BRAIN GAMES

The Orbital Perspective

Author : Colonel Ron Garan
ISBN : 1784188182
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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, tranformative experience - one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. But you don't need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan's message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.

The Overview Effect

Author : Frank White
ISBN : 1563472600
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Using interviews with and writings by 30 astronauts and cosmonauts, Frank White shows how experiences such as circling the Earth every 90 minutes and viewing it from the moon have profoundly affected our space travelers perceptions of themselves, their world, and the future. He shows how the rest of us, who have participated imaginatively in these great adventures, have also been affected psychologically by them. He provides a powerful rationale for space exploration and settlement, describing them as the inevitable next steps in the evolution of human society and human consciousness, as the activities most likely to bring a new perspective to the problems of life on Earth. White goes on to consider the possible consequences of a human presence in space, both for the pioneers who settle there and for those who remain on Earth. He imagines how having a permanent perspective from outer space will affect our politics, our religion, our social relations, our psychology, our economics, and our hard sciences. He confronts the possibility of rebellion by a space colony and of contact with extraterrestrial beings. And, finally, he makes it clear that our fate is in our own hands, that we will shape our future in space effectively only by fashioning a new human space program, free of excessive nationalism and dedicated to the peaceful exploration of the space frontier.

Orbital Mechanics And Formation Flying

Author : P A Capó-Lugo
ISBN : 9780857093875
Genre : Science
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Aimed at students, faculty and professionals in the aerospace field, this book provides practical information on the development, analysis, and control of a single and/or multiple spacecraft in space. This book is divided into two major sections: single and multiple satellite motion. The first section analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and attitude dynamics of a single satellite around the Earth. Using the knowledge of a single satellite motion, the translation of a group of satellites called formation flying or constellation is explained. Formation flying has been one of the main research topics over the last few years and this book explains different control approaches to control the satellite attitude motion and/or to maintain the constellation together. The control schemes are explained in the discrete domain such that it can be easily implemented on the computer on board the satellite. The key objective of this book is to show the reader the practical and the implementation process in the discrete domain. Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

Orbital Decay

Author : Allen Steele
ISBN : 9781480439924
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Locus Award: Space-station workers discover a shocking global surveillance plot in this novel from “the master of science-fiction intrigue” (The Washington Post). Popeye Hooker knows that space isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A former fisherman who takes a job building low orbital stations to escape a failed relationship, he finds that in space, construction work is still a grind. And when they aren’t building the space stations that will usher humanity into the stars, Sam Sloane and the rest of the beamjacks get high, blast the Grateful Dead, and stare through telescopes at the world they left behind. But life in orbit is about to get much more interesting. Nestled among the life support equipment that keeps them alive and the entertainment systems that keep them happy, the beamjacks find something astonishing. Turns out, their home isn’t just a space station—it’s a giant antenna designed to spy on every inhabitant of Earth. It’s the greatest privacy invasion ever perpetrated, and the beamjacks won’t stand for it. They may not be pioneers, but these roughnecks are about to become revolutionaries. Timely—and with Orwellian undertones, Allen Steele’s debut won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Perfect for fans of Robert Heinlein, Robert J. Sawyer, and Greg Bear, Orbital Decay blends fantasy and science fiction with a prescient attention paid to the dangers of government surveillance.

Orbit And Sellar Region

Author : Albert L. Rhoton
ISBN : 9781626230071
Genre : Medical
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Designed to bring all of orbital anatomy into perspective, this expert reference is the first to: 1) Provide a comprehensive review of the microsurgical anatomy of the orbit and sellar region; 2) Demonstrate the relationship of the orbit and surrounding structures; and 3) Illustrate orbital structures from multiple operative approaches Hundreds of vivid dissections show the orbit from above, below, laterally, medially, and anteriorly, with illustrations fully labeled for valuable review and study. The organization of The Orbit and Sellar Region leads to clarity and comprehension. Divided into three sections, the book begins with a full description of osseous, neural, arterial, venous, and muscular anatomy. It then goes on to stepwise dissections of the orbit from different directions, in which each layer is peeled away to expose the next deeper layer and the placement of the orbit and concludes with multiple common operative approaches to the sellar region.

Diseases And Disorders Of The Orbit And Ocular Adnexa E Book

Author : Aaron Fay
ISBN : 9780323377249
Genre : Medical
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Drawing from the knowledge and expertise of more than 70 contributing international experts, Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa thoroughly covers the state of the art in orbital and periocular disease from the perspective of a variety of specialties. Clearly written and profusely illustrated, it covers the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, natural history, and management alternatives of disease processes affecting the orbit, eyelids, lacrimal system, and upper face. With a singular focus on the diagnosis and management of orbital and ocular adnexal disease, this authoritative text gives you the information you need to excel both in practice and on exams in the specialty of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Offers an in-depth and thorough approach to the pathophysiology of oculoplastics and orbital disease, incorporating the perspectives of numerous specialties – all in one convenient volume. Uses an easy-to-follow, templated format throughout so you can find what you need quickly. Covers new information not included in other texts, such as antibody testing in dysthyroid conditions and a rapidly emerging array of targeted immunosuppressive medications for the treatment of inflammatory orbital disease. Includes hot topics such as the classification and management of orbital inflammatory disease; vascular neoplasms and malformations; periocular dermatology; burn management; facial paralytic disease; and the pathogenesis, evaluation and management of lymphoproliferative disease. Features more than 1,200 high-quality clinical, imaging, and histological illustrations that provide clear visual examples of orbital disease. Written by an international team of experts from five continents (across multiple specialties including ophthalmology, dermatology, burn management, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, endocrinology, and pathology) led by Dr. Aaron Fay and Dr. Peter J. Dolman.

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