Do Your Ears Pop in Space and 500 Other Surprising Questions about Space Travel

Author: R. Mike Mullane
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471154044
Format: PDF, ePub
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"An excellent reference. This book has to be on the shelf of every space buff." --James Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13. Get the inside story on outer space from three-time shuttle astronaut R. Mike Mullane. "A fascinating collection of honest, factual, from-the-heart answers to the most often asked questions about spaceflight and spacefliers. Required reading for all who aspire to travel in space." --Kathy Thornton, 4-mission Shuttle Astronaut, World Record Holder for Spacewalks by a Woman. "A brilliant addition to the understanding of space flight. Only a man who has been there--outer space--and done that--fly the Space Shuttle--could render the complexities of flying in space so lucidly." --Walter J. Boyne, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Former Director, National Air and Space Museum. "A highly informative inside view of what astronauts really experience in space." --Ed Buckbee, Former Director, U.S. Space & Rocket and U.S. Space Camp. "All astronauts have been peppered with great questions. Mike Mullane has great answers." --Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Columbia 1981, Challenger 1983, NASA Administrator 1989-1992.

How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space

Author: Col. William R. Pogue
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466868163
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever wondered what it's really like for an astronaut in outer space? From the exciting moments to the day-to-day details, from the serious to the humorous, you'll find answers to every question you've ever had about living in space! What does it feel like to be weightless? Would a sneeze propel you backward? What happens to your body in space? And, most importantly, how do you go to the bathroom in space? Find out the answers from the astronaut who for more than a decade held the world record for the number of days spent living in space! To take advantage of the renewed interest in space travel, thanks to the success of Packing for Mars, this re-release of the bestseller (with over a quarter million copies in print) features a fresh look, dozens of authentic NASA photographs, and an introduction by John Glenn. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mad about Physics

Author: Christopher Jargodzki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471436984
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic? Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighs more-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science experts Christopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through the curiosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these and hundreds of other quirky conundrums. You'll discover why sounds carry well over water (especially in the summer), how a mouse can be levitated in a magnetic field, why backspin is so important when shooting a basketball, and whether women are indeed as strong as men. With nearly 400 questions and answers on everything from race cars to jumping fleas to vanishing elephants, Mad about Physics presents a comprehensive collection of braintwisters and paradoxes that will challenge and entertain even the brainiest of science lovers. Whether you're a physicist by trade or just want to give your brain a power workout, this collection of intriguing and unusual physics challenges will send you on a highly entertaining ride that reveals the relevance of physics in our everyday lives.

The Space Mission Adventure

Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143910882X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ziggy and his friends blast off to space camp in this freshly repackaged chapter book from bestselling author Sharon Draper! Ziggy and his friends are excited to be going to Space Camp, where they’ll get to learn about weightlessness and how astronauts eat—and use the bathroom—in space! But Ziggy has another goal: he wants to meet some aliens. Purple, three-headed Martians, preferably, just like in his Mega Mighty Martian Blaster game. Once he gets to camp, Ziggy learns that real-life space travel is even more exciting than what he has imagined. But when a mysterious shiny stone appears, Ziggy can’t help but wonder if his dream of alien contact has just come true....

Liftoff

Author: R. Mike Mullane
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780382246630
Format: PDF
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The author, a retired NASA astronaut, describes what it is like to fly on the space shuttle, explains how he got involved in the space program, and describes what may lie ahead for future astronauts

Riding Rockets

Author: Mike Mullane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743276833
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.

Have Space Suit Will Travel

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416505490
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell wins second prize in a soap jingle contest, a used worn spacesuit, and, while trying on his prize in his backyard, suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey as a prisoner aboard the ship of a space pirate, headed toward the Moon and a series of encounters with many bizarre creatures and situations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Endurance

Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1524731609
Format: PDF
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

The Future of Humanity

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385542771
Format: PDF, ePub
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The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.