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

Author: R. Mike Mullane
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471154044
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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, ePub
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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.

Liftoff

Author: R. Mike Mullane
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780382246630
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Mad about Physics

Author: Christopher Jargodzki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471436984
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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
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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....

Riding Rockets

Author: Mike Mullane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743276833
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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.

Is That a Fish in Your Ear

Author: David Bellos
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0865478724
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned their neighbors' languages—as did many ordinary Europeans in times past (Christopher Columbus knew Italian, Portuguese, and Castilian Spanish as well as the classical languages). But today, we all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. Without translation there would be no world news, not much of a reading list in any subject at college, no repair manuals for cars or planes; we wouldn't even be able to put together flat-pack furniture. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. Among many other things, David Bellos asks: What's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech and translating Madame Bovary? How do you translate a joke? What's the difference between a native tongue and a learned one? Can you translate between any pair of languages, or only between some? What really goes on when world leaders speak at the UN? Can machines ever replace human translators, and if not, why? But the biggest question Bellos asks is this: How do we ever really know that we've understood what anybody else says—in our own language or in another? Surprising, witty, and written with great joie de vivre, this book is all about how we comprehend other people and shows us how, ultimately, translation is another name for the human condition.

Have Space Suit Will Travel

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416505490
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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.

God Space

Author: Doug Pollock
Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764438714
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You've felt that tug... A friend, co-worker, family member, or someone you just met is talkingaand you sense God nudging you to say something. But what do you say? What donat you say? How can you bring God into the conversation without shutting it down? Welcome to God Space. Where the Holy Spirit can do amazing things through everyday conversations. Where honesty and transparency allow for discovery and deep connection. Where lives are challenged and changed. Connect with these real-life stories of how ordinary people learned how to engage others in rich spiritual conversations that open doors instead of slamming them shut. You'll find fresh insights and practical tools for connecting with others about the things that matter most. "Christ-followers everywhere are struggling to figure out how to have spiritual conversationsaand this lack of confidence and competence has silenced many Christians. God Space emboldens God's people to re-engage in these conversations in natural and winsome ways." --Josh D. McDowell Author and speaker