The Complete Book of Spaceflight

Author: David Darling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471467717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A commanding encyclopedia of the history and principles of spaceflight-from earliest conceptions to faster-than-light galaxy-hopping Here is the first truly comprehensive guide to space exploration and propulsion, from the first musings of the Greeks to current scientific speculation about interstellar travel using "warp drives" and wormholes. Space buffs will delight in its in-depth coverage of all key manned and unmanned missions and space vehicles-past, present, and projected-and its clear explanations of the technologies involved. Over the course of more than 2,000 extensively cross-referenced entries, astronomer David Darling also provides fascinating insights into the cultural development of spaceflight. In vivid accounts of the major characters and historical events involved, he provides fascinating tales of early innovators, the cross-pollination that has long existed between science fiction and science fact, and the sometimes obscure links between geopolitics, warfare, and advances in rocketry.

Who s who of NASA Astronauts

Author: Lee Ellis
Publisher: Americana Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780966796148
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Who's Who of NASA Astronauts presents the biographical information of all 367 NASA astronauts along with their mission facts. From the original Mercury 7 selected in 1959 to the present day Space Shuttle astronauts working on the International Space Station, this book contains the personal history, education, honors received, affiliated organizations and the NASA experience of each astronaut.

Discover Entdecke D couvrir Astronomie Apokalypse Der Weg in die Geheimnisse des Anfangs und des Ende

Author: Heinz Duthel
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3742734652
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover Entdecke Découvrir Astronomie - Apokalypse Der Weg in die Geheimnisse des Anfangs und des Ende Einleitung in astronomische Beobachtungen. Grundlagenwissen über Teleskope und dessen Bedienung. Astronomie Wissenschaft Gestirn Roque-de-los-Muchachos-Observatorium Sternwarte Naturwissenschaft Universum Astronomisches Objekt Interstellare Materie Strahlung Kosmogonie Amateurastronomie Sternenhimmel Freisichtigkeit Raumfahrt Astrologie Geschichte der Astronomie Kalenderrechnung Fernrohr Kosmologie Fotografie Astrospektroskopie Elektromagnetisches Spektrum Beobachtende Astronomie Astrophysik Astrometrie Himmelsmechanik Sonnensystem Planetologie Galaktische Astronomie Milchstraße Extragalaktische Astronomie Galaxie Gammablitz Schwarzes Loch Radioastronomie Infrarotastronomie Visuelle Astronomie Ultraviolettastronomie Röntgenastronomie Gammaastronomie Extrasolarer Planet Sternkatalog Ephemeriden Experiment Physik Mathematik Numerische Mathematik Datenverarbeitung Geodäsie Astrogeodäsie Navigation Astronomische Chronologie Optik Astronomisches Instrument Technik Satellitentechnik Messgerät Geisteswissenschaft Geschichtswissenschaft Archäoastronomie Theologie Philosophie


Author: Dr. Peter Echevers H.
Publisher: Dr. Peter Echevers H.
Format: PDF, Docs
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Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects

Author: Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319192795
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book considers two key educational tools for future generations of professionals with a space architecture background in the 21st century: (1) introducing the discipline of space architecture into the space system engineering curricula; and (2) developing space architecture as a distinct, complete training curriculum. Professionals educated this way will help shift focus from solely engineering-driven transportation systems and “sortie” missions towards permanent off-world human presence. The architectural training teaches young professionals to operate at all scales from the “overall picture” down to the smallest details, to provide directive intention–not just analysis–to design opportunities, to address the relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and to interact with many diverse fields and disciplines throughout the project lifecycle. This book will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space, while also providing detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers.

X 15 Diary

Author: Richard Tregaskis
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803294561
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. ø The dramatic tale of the golden age of this experimental plane comes vividly to life through the writing of the celebrated reporter Richard Tregaskis, who spent time with the pilots, engineers, and other key personnel involved in the project. We learn of the years of planning and design, devastating onboard explosions, exhilarating triumphs, and, above all, the personal and professional sacrifices that paved the way for the enduring legacy of the blisteringly fast X-15 rocket plane.

Reconsidering Sputnik

Author: John M. Logsdon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9789057026232
Format: PDF
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This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century.