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Out Of Orbit

Author : Chris Jones
ISBN : 9780307793904
Genre : Science
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On February 1, 2003, the nation was stunned to watch the shuttle Columbia disintegrate into a blue-green sky. Despite the numerous new reports surrounding the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men, U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, remained orbiting the earth. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts, who were already near the end of a fourteen-week mission, had suddenly lost their ride home. Out of Orbit is the harrowing, behind-the-scenes chronicle of the efforts of beleaguered Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow who worked frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Given that no shuttle could come for them, the astronauts’ only hope for a return flight became a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, latched to the side of the space station—a piece of equipment roughly the equivalent of a “padded box attached to a parachute,” with a troubled history (in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead) and dated technology. Gripping and faced-paced, Out of Orbit is an adventure in outer space that will keep you on the edge of your seat. In a day and age when space travel is poised to become available to masses, Out of Orbit vividly captures both its hazardous realities and soaring majesty.

Out Of Orbit

Author : Jessica Scott Kerrin
ISBN : 9781554531493
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Out Of Russian Orbit Hungary Gravitates To The West

Author : Andrew Felkay
ISBN : 0313296022
Genre : Political Science
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A clear exploration of Hungary's transformation from a Soviet satellite to an independent democratic country.

High Orbit Hero

Author : J.M. Krause
ISBN : 1475945310
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Station One is the first space station built for civilian habitation, orbiting Earth and housing its inhabitants in safety. Sixteen-year-old Geoff Anders lives among the many occupants; in order to fit in, he makes the mistake of joining a gang known as the Taurids. He builds a circle of friends, and together they have fun wreaking havoc wherever they can. But when Geoff decides he wants out, his leader finds a way to keep him in line. Chin Ho sets his sights on Geoffs little sister, Barbara, threatening to set her up as a prostitute if Geoff doesnt toe the line. In order to keep this from happening, Geoff finds himself the victim of blackmail. To save his sister, he must participate in a dance competition that could save Barbaras life and his ownbut will he be able to keep up with Chin and his other opponents? Torn by loyalty to his friends and a need to be free of Chins threats and tyranny, Geoff works hard to prepare for the competition. Barbara is not yet in the clear, but he would do anything to keep his sister safe. Soon, a simple gang shoplifting goes terribly wrong, and murder is mentioned. Geoff knows he should go to the police, but if he isnt careful, he may end up leaving the gangin a body bag.


Author : David J. Shayler
ISBN : 1852335750
Genre : Science
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The author chronicles these developments in adapting the lunar hardware to meet other objectives. Apollo, was a program of eleven missions.

Expedition Mars

Author : Martin J.L. Turner
ISBN : 1852337354
Genre : Nature
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For those interested in the human conquest of space and exploration of the planets, Martin Turner describers the challenges that will be presented by the next "giant leap" in the human exploration of our Solar System--a return journey to the Red Planet. The author begins by describing how the very latest rocket propulsion and spacecraft technology, and planned developments in nuclear and electric propulsion technologies, are the key factors that will enable a human expedition to Mars. Of particular importance are the challenges of transporting cargo to Mars and in providing necessary life support for the crew, including supply of consumables, such as food, water, air and fuel, for the return journey.

Roman Honeymoon Circa 3000 Ad

Author : Hank Edward Curci
ISBN : 9780975919965
Genre : Fiction
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Roman Honeymoon, Circa 3000 AD, is the sequel to the short story CAESAR'S JAGUAR. In CAESAR'S JAGUAR we find a brilliant young scientist by the name of John Moore, who invents a time machine and brings back to ancient Rome, 79 AD, a fire engine red Jaguar sports car with intentions of racing this beautiful automobile in the famous Circus Maximus chariot races. When John Moore arrives in Rome, he learns that Princes Ruth, Caesar's beautiful daughter, is the prize for winning the race. He helps the good guy Glacus win the race, using the Jaguar sports car, against the bad guy Darius who poisoned Glacus's beautiful Arabian chariot horses. Glacus wins the hand of his beloved Princes Ruth, daughter of Titus, Emperor of Rome. John Moore is persuaded into taking the newly married, 23 year old, 79 AD, Roman couple back to modern day San Francisco, 1963, in the time machine, for the mother of all honeymoons with intent of sending them back to 79 AD Rome in two weeks. The time machine malfunctions and sends the young, 23 year old Roman newly weds, Glacus and Ruth, into the year 3000 AD. Roman Honeymoon is then about what happens to Glacus and Ruth in the year 3000 AD, three thousand years in to their future.

Moon Shot

Author : Suzanne Berube Rorhus
ISBN : 9781611876215
Genre : Fiction
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Mystery and science fiction come together in a brand-new volume of short stories featuring original works from 14 of today's best writers. Whether it's a murder on the International Space Station or a theft of a valuable piece of equipment from NASA, Moon Shot presents a stellar (and, in some cases, interstellar) lineup of stories that cross genres and are sure to entertain readers who appreciate a blend of suspense, thriller, mystery and scifi. The stories onboard the space shuttle Moon Shot are written by Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Elizabeth Hosang, Jack Bates, Laird Long, Jeremy K. Tyler, E. Lynn Hooghiemstra, Toby Speed, Wenda Morrone, Suzanne Derham Cifarelli, Andrew MacRae, Jeff Howe, Percy Spurlark Parker, Mary McCarroll White and Lance Zarimba.

Space Exploration Ebook

Author : Karen Hales Mecham
ISBN : 9780787783068
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The information and activities in this Space Exploration Resource Guide are organized in roughly three sections: the Space Travel Simulation; Our Solar System and Beyond; and Energy, Force, and Motion in Space. Learning opportunities in each section are planned to engage children and teachers in experiences that allow for free exploration, concept development, and application of concepts. A classroom space shuttle simulation provides the focus for child exploration throughout the unit of study. The activities in the resource guide are not organized in a sequential, lock-step way, but rather are structured so teachers can choose from activities as if they were selecting from a menu—planning learning opportunities based on children's interests and levels of understanding. Four transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) are included to engage students in discussion and reinforce the concepts presented in the book.

Animating With Flash 8

Author : Alex Michael
ISBN : 9781136144370
Genre : Art
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Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features this book will show you how to bring your ideas to life. Get to grips with Flash and bring inspiration to your work using Alex Michael's easy to understand approach, demonstrating a wide selection of animation styles from a range of artists, along with key tips and tricks from the professionals.

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