Space Shuttle Challenger

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387496793
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This book details the stories of Challenger’s missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew and knew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who designed her and nursed her from humble beginnings as a structural test article into one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA’s service. Challenger veterans, including Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand, describe their experiences and the differences between Challenger and her sister ships. The development of Challenger herself is explored in detail, including her design, development, construction, and preparation for missions.

Space Shuttle Columbia

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387739726
Format: PDF, ePub
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On February 1st 2003, one of the worst and most public disasters ever witnessed in the human space programme unfolded with horrifying suddenness in the skies above north central Texas. The Space Shuttle Columbia – the world’s first truly reusable manned spacecraft – was lost during her return to Earth, along with a crew of seven. It was an event that, after the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger during a launch 17 years before, the world had hoped it would never see again. This book details each of Columbia’s 28 missions in turn, as told by scientists and researchers who developed and supported her many payloads, by the engineers who worked on her and by the astronauts who flew her. In doing so, it is intended to provide a fitting tribute to this most remarkable flying machine and those who perished on her last mission.

The Story of the Space Shuttle

Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337933
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle, which entered service in 1981, remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. Conceived and designed as a reusable spacecraft to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit, and to supersede expendable launch vehicles, serving as the National Space Transportation System, it now coexists with a new range of commercial rockets. David Harland’s definitive work on the Space Shuttle explains the scientific contribution the Space Shuttle has made to the international space programme, detailing missions to Mir, Hubble and more recently its role in the assembly of the International Space Station. This substantial revision to existing chapters and extension of ‘The Space Shuttle’, following the loss of Columbia, will include a comprehensive account of the run-up to resumption of operations and conclude with a chapter beyond the Shuttle, looking at possible future concepts for a partly or totally reusable space vehicle which are being considered to replace the Shuttle.

The Space Shuttle Program

Author: Davide Sivolella
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319549464
Format: PDF
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This book tells the story of the Space Shuttle in its many different roles as orbital launch platform, orbital workshop, and science and technology laboratory. It focuses on the technology designed and developed to support the missions of the Space Shuttle program. Each mission is examined, from both the technical and managerial viewpoints. Although outwardly identical, the capabilities of the orbiters in the late years of the program were quite different from those in 1981. Sivolella traces the various improvements and modifications made to the shuttle over the years as part of each mission story. Technically accurate but with a pleasing narrative style and simple explanations of complex engineering concepts, the book provides details of many lesser known concepts, some developed but never flown, and commemorates the ingenuity of NASA and its partners in making each Space Shuttle mission push the boundaries of what we can accomplish in space.Using press kits, original papers, newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs and interviews, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of the shuttle’s many missions and will refocus interest on a remarkable flying machine and space program that is often pushed to the background.

Into the Black

Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123637
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On April 12, 1981, NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral: a state-of-the-art flying machine, and the world's first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again. Less than an hour after departure tiles designed to protect the ship from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heat shield. White recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the Columbia, her daring maiden flight, and her life and death struggle to return, using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material.

Raumfahrtsysteme

Author: Ernst Messerschmid
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662496380
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieses Standardwerk über Raumfahrtsysteme vermittelt dem Leser die Grundlagen der Raketentechnik, Orbitmechanik, Raumfahrtantriebe, Lage- und Bahnregelung, Energieversorgung, Thermalkontrolle, Kommunikationssysteme sowie Raumtransportsysteme.Zunächst wird der Aufbau einer Rakete sowie die Beschreibung und Änderung der Bewegung von Satelliten erläutert. Anschließend werden verschiedene wichtige Sub- und Gesamtsystemaspekte von Satelliten, Raumsonden und Trägerraketen näher betrachtet.Besonderen Wert legen die Autoren auf eine gut verständliche, physikalische und mathematisch nachvollziehbare Darstellung. Die 5. Auflage wurde in allen Kapiteln, insbesondere hinsichtlich der jüngsten Entwicklungen in der Raumfahrt, aktualisiert und mit zahlreichen weiteren Übungsaufgaben ergänzt.Die Zielgruppen Das Buch wendet sich an Studierende der Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik und an Raumfahrt-Ingenieure in Forschung und Praxis.

Rocketing Into the Future

Author: Michel van Pelt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461432006
Format: PDF
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This book describes the technology, history, and future of rocket planes. Michel van Pelt journies into this exciting world, examining the exotic concepts and actual flying vehicles that have been devised over the last hundred years. He recounts the history of rocket airplanes, from the early pioneers who attached simple rockets onto their wooden glider airplanes to the modern world of high-tech research vehicles. The author visits museums where rare examples of early rocket planes are kept and modern laboratories where future spaceplanes are being developed. He explains the technology in an easily understandable way, describing the various types of rocket airplanes and looking at the possibilities for the future. Michel van Pelt considers future spaceplanes, presenting various modern concepts and developments. He describes the development from cutting edge research via demonstrator vehicles to operational use. He also evaluates the replacement of the Space Shuttle with a seemingly old-fashioned capsule system, the parallel developments in suborbital spaceplanes such as SpaceShipOne and SpaceShipTwo, piloted versus automatic flight, and related developments in airliners and military aircraft.

Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461434300
Format: PDF, Mobi
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April 12, 2011 is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books that reveals how humanity’s knowledge of flying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. “Tragedy and Triumph” focuses on the 1980s and early 1990s, a time when relations between the United States and the Soviet Union swung like a pendulum between harmony and outright hostility. The glorious achievements of the shuttle were violently arrested by the devastating loss of Challenger in 1986, while the Soviet program appeared to prosper with the last Salyut and the next-generation Mir orbital station. This book explores the continued rivalry between the two superpowers during this period, with each attempting to outdo the other – the Americans keen to build a space station, the Soviets keen to build a space shuttle – and places their efforts in the context of a bitterly divisive decade, which ultimately led them into partnership.

Statistik in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Michael Falk
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642552536
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Statistik in Theorie und Praxis" schlägt die Brücke statistischer Theorie und realen praktischen Anwendungen. Zum einen wird Wert auf eine saubere Herleitung der gängigen statistischen Verfahren gelegt. Zum anderen beinhaltet der zweite Themenschwerpunkt reale Anwendungen der Methoden in der Praxis. Darüber hinaus werden Projekte an der Schnittstelle zwischen Schul- und Hochschulunterricht vorgestellt. Als Software dient das kostenlose Programm R mit der zugehörigen grafischen Oberfläche R-Commander; die zahlreichen Programmbeispiele ermöglichen es, die vorgestellten Themen selbst nachzuvollziehen. Für die Lektüre werden lediglich elementare Stochastik-Kenntnisse vorausgesetzt.

A Passion for Space

Author: Marianne J. Dyson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319202588
Format: PDF
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Marianne J. Dyson recounts for us a time when women were making the first inroads into space flight control, a previously male-dominated profession. The story begins with the inspiration of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and follows the challenges of pursuing a science career as a woman in the 70s and 80s, when it was far from an easy path. Dyson relates the first five space shuttle flights from the personal perspective of mission planning and operations in Houston at the Johnson Space Center, based almost exclusively on original sources such as journals and NASA weekly activity reports. The book’s historical details about astronaut and flight controller training exemplify both the humorous and serious aspects of space operations up through the Challenger disaster, including the almost unknown fire in Mission Control during STS-5 that nearly caused an emergency entry of the shuttle. From an insider with a unique perspective and credentials to match, this a must-read for anyone interested in the workings of NASA during one of its busiest and defining times, and the challenges faced by women pursuing scientific careers.