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.

Mad about Physics

Author: Christopher Jargodzki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471436984
Format: PDF
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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, ePub
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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....

Signe de vie

Author: Jose rodrigues Dos santos
Publisher: HC éditions
ISBN: 2357203757
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SOMMES-NOUS VRAIMENT SEULS DANS L'UNIVERS ? CE QUE LA SCIENCE A DÉCOUVERT. Un observatoire astronomique capte une émission étrange venue de l'espace sur la fréquence de 1.42 GHz. Un signe de vie. Le gouvernement américain et l'ONU en sont immédiatement informés. Un objet se dirige vers la terre. La NASA prépare d'urgence une mission spéciale internationale pour aller à la rencontre du vaisseau inconnu. Tomás Noronha, le célèbre cryptanalyste, est recruté pour faire partie de l'équipe d'astronautes. Ainsi commence une histoire à couper le souffle qui nous entraîne au coeur du plus grand mystère de l'univers.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600359830
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Μια τετραμελής ομάδα –μια ψυχολόγος, μια βιολόγος, μια ανθρωπολόγος και μια χωρομέτρης– στέλνεται να εξερευνήσει την αποκλεισμένη, μυστηριώδη Περιοχή Χ (είναι η δωδέκατη αποστολή που αναλαμβάνει τούτη την εξερεύνηση). Εκεί, μες στην παρθένα ερημιά, όπου δεν απομένουν παρά μόνο τα χαλάσματα ενός εγκαταλειμμένου χωριού, τα τέσσερα μέλη βρίσκουν έναν μυστηριώδη πύργο βυθισμένο στη γη, που στους τοίχους του ξετυλίγεται μια παράξενη γραφή φτιαγμένη από μύκητες, και στην άλλη άκρη της Περιοχής Χ ένα φάρο με ίχνη, μέσα, ενός τρομερού μακελειού. Πατώντας στέρεα στη λογοτεχνία του Χ. Φ. Λάβκραφτ και του Τζ. Γκ. Μπάλαρντ, μα και στο Σολάρις, ίσως, του Στάνισλαβ Λεμ, και στην αίσθηση που δίνει μια ταινία όπως το Στάλκερ του Αντρέι Ταρκόφσκι, ο Τζεφ Βάντερμιερ στον Αφανισμό (βραβευμένο με το Βραβείο Nebula το 2014), το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα της Τριλογίας της Νότιας Ζώνης, πλάθει μια εφιαλτική και συνάμα μαγευτική μα εντελώς μοναδική ιστορία επιστημονικής φαντασίας, ένα από εκείνα τα σπάνια βιβλία που εντέλει, και παρά τις όποιες ομοιότητες και αναφορές, στέκουν μόνα τους, δίχως στην πραγματικότητα να έχουν όμοιό τους.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Author: William Gibson
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ISBN: 9789607002501
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Indianapolis Monthly

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.