Spacewalker

Author: Jerry Lynn Ross
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536317
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The most launched astronaut in history discusses his childhood growing up in rural Indiana, his career in the Air Force, and his time working at NASA, while offering an insider's account of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Becoming a Spacewalker

Author: Jerry L. Ross
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536937
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This highly illustrated picture book for children introduces scientific concepts and valuable life lessons through an autobiographical account of the life of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross.

Calculated Risk

Author: George Leopold
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557537453
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Unlike other American astronauts, Virgil I. ""Gus"" Grissom never had the chance to publish his memoirs--save for an account of his role in the Gemini program--before the tragic launch pad fire on January 27, 1967, which took his life and those of Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The international prestige of winning the Moon Race cannot be understated, and Grissom played a pivotal and enduring role in securing that legacy for the United States. Indeed, Grissom was first and foremost a Cold Warrior, a member of the first group of Mercury astronauts whose goal it was to beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Drawing on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, family members, and friends of Gus Grissom, George Leopold delivers a comprehensive survey of Grissom's life that places his career in the context of the Cold War and the history of human spaceflight. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom adds significantly to our understanding of that tumultuous period in American history.

Wings of Their Dreams

Author: John Norberg
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534897
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Throughout flight's first 100 years, Purdue University has propelled unique contributions from pioneer educators, aviators, and engineers who flew balloons into the stratosphere, barnstormed the countryside, helped break the sound barrier, and left footprints in lunar soil. Wings of Their Dreams follows the flight plans and footsteps of aviation's pioneers and trailblazers across the twentieth century, a path from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond. The book reminds readers that the first and last men to land on the moon first trekked across the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus on their journeys into the heavens and history. This is the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, danger, and promise. It is the story of the human spirit taking flight, entwined with Purdue's legacy in aviation's history.

Assembling and Supplying the ISS

Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319404431
Format: PDF
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The creation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) is a milestone in space exploration. But without the Space Shuttle, it would have remained an impossible dream. Assembling and Supplying the ISS is the story of how, between 1998 and 2011, the Shuttle became the platform which enabled the construction and continued operation of the primary scientific research facility in Earth orbit. Fulfilling an objective it had been designed to complete decades before, 37 Shuttle missions carried the majority of the hardware needed to build the ISS and then acted as a ferry and supply train for early resident crews to the station. Building upon the decades of development and experience described in the companion volume Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations: Early Docking Technologies from Concept to Implementation, this book explores • a purpose-built hardware processing facility • challenging spacewalking objectives • extensive robotic operations • undocking a unmanned orbiter The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.

Go Flight

Author: Rick Houston
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803269374
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The inspiration for the documentary Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo At first glance, it looks like just another auditorium in just another government building. But among the talented men (and later women) who worked in mission control, the room located on the third floor of Building 30—at what is now Johnson Space Center—would become known by many as “the Cathedral.” These members of the space program were the brightest of their generations, making split-second decisions that determined the success or failure of a mission. The flight controllers, each supported by a staff of specialists, were the most visible part of the operation, running the missions, talking to the heavens, troubleshooting issues on board, and, ultimately, attempting to bring everyone safely back home. None of NASA’s storied accomplishments would have been possible without these people. Interviews with dozens of individuals who worked in the historic third-floor mission control room bring the compelling stories to life. Go, Flight! is a real-world reminder of where we have been and where we could go again given the right political and social climate.

Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations

Author: David J Shayler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319497693
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How could the newly authorized space shuttle help in the U.S. quest to build a large research station in Earth orbit? As a means of transporting goods, the shuttle could help supply the parts to the station. But how would the two entitles be physically linked? Docking technologies had to constantly evolve as the designs of the early space stations changed. It was hoped the shuttle would make missions to the Russian Salyut and American Skylab stations, but thesewere postponed until the Mir station became available, while plans for getting a new U. S. space station underway were stalled. In Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations, the author delves into the rich history of the Space Shuttle and its connection to these early space stations, culminating in the nine missions to dock the shuttle toMir. By 1998, after nearly three decades of planning and operations, shuttle missions to Mir had resulted in: • A proven system to link up the space shuttle to a space station• Equipment and hands-on experience in handling tons of materials• An infrastructure to support space station assembly and resupply Each of these played a pivotal role in developing the skills and procedures crucial to the creation of the later, much larger and far more complex International Space Station, as described in the companionvolume Assembling and Supplying the ISS: The Space Shuttle Fulfills Its Mission.

EYES IN MagBook Vol 19

Author: Vivian Van Dijk
Publisher: Eyes In Corp
ISBN: 0989400808
Format: PDF, ePub
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EYES IN™ spotlights fields of Architecture, Art, Artists, Beauty, Books, Culinary Arts, Culture, Design, Fashion, Film, Finance, Health, Music, Photography, Real Estate, Science, Technology & Travel and is delving into respective insights, disciplines and pieces for each. Vivian Van Dijk interviews the following innovative creators in this EYES IN™ MagBook™ Nr. 19: Hannes Koch, Stuart Wood & Florian Ortkrass: Exploring Artificial Intelligence as Art DESIGN, LONDON Every Side of Beautiful: The Art of Sofie Muller ARTISTS, BELGIUM Want-ology and Dr. Kevin Kreitman CULTURE, SAN FRANCISCO Innovative Creator, Architect & Designer Professor Ben van Berkel ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN THE NETHERLANDS Harnessing Technology for Fashion: Amy Winters FASHION + TECHNOLOGY, LONDON The TRX Challenge: Taking Fitness to the Next Level HEALTH + BEAUTY, SAN FRANCISCO Will Kurtz at the Mike Weiss Gallery ARTISTS, NEW YORK Jerry L. Ross - America’s Spacewalker SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY, FLORIDA John Kenny and the Chiaroscuro of the African Plains PHOTOGRAPHY, LONDON - AFRICA Singapore’s Fascinating and Ecological “Gardens by the Bay” TRAVEL + CULTURE, SINGAPORE Culinary Artists - Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder CULINARY, NEW YORK A Bridge between Souls: “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das” FILM + MUSIC, CALIFORNIA Eyes In Photography - Architecture The Versatility of Adrian Wilson PHOTOGRAPHY + ARCHITECTURE, ENGLAND

The Deans Bible

Author: Angie Klink
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557537658
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Like pearls threaded one-by-one to form a necklace, five women successively nurtured students on the Purdue University campus in America's heartland from the 1930s to the 1990s. Individually, each became a legendary dean of women or dean of students. Collectively, they wove a sisterhood of mutual support in their common--sometimes thwarted--pursuit of shared human rights and equality. Dorothy C. Stratton, Helen B. Schleman, M. Beverley Stone, Barbara I. Cook, and Betty M. Nelson opened new avenues for women and became conduits for change, fostering opportunities for all people. They were loved by students and revered by colleagues. The women also were respected throughout the United States as founding leaders of the Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARs), frontrunners in the National Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and as pivotal members of presidential committees in the Kennedy and Nixon administrations. While it is focused on changing attitudes on one college campus, The Deans' Bible sheds light on cultural change in America as a whole, exploring how each of the deans participated nationally in the quest for equality. The story rolls through the "picture-perfect," suppressive 1950s, the awakening 1960s, women's liberation, Title IX, 1980s AIDS and alcohol epidemics, the changing mores for the disabled, and ends in the twenty-first century. As each woman succeeded the other, forming a five-dean friendship, they knitted their bond with a secret symbol--a Bible. Originally possessed by Purdue's first part-time Dean of Women Carolyn Shoemaker, the Bible was handed down from dean to dean with favorite passages marked. The lowercased word "bible" is often used in connection with reference works or "guidebooks." The Deans' Bible serves as a guidebook, brimming with stories of courageous women who led by example and lived their convictions.

The Ordinary Spaceman

Author: Clayton C. Anderson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803262825
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A memoir chronicling Clayton Anderson's quest to become an astronaut. From his childhood to working for NASA, and then eventually becoming an astronaut"--