The Space Station

Author: Hans Mark
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822307273
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This insider's account, a penetrating view of science policy and politics during two presidencies, captures the euphoria that characterized the space program in the late seventies and early eighties and furnishes an invaluable perspective on the Challenger tragedy and the future of the United States in space. President Reagan's approval of $8 billion for the construction of a permanently manned orbiting space station climaxed one of the most important political and technological debates in the history of the U.S. program in space. In The Space Station the story of this debate is told by Hans mark, who had major roles in the development of the space shuttle from its beginnings in the sixties and who bore a primary responsibility for overseeing the space station project during the decisive years from 1981 to 1984. Mark's appointment to the post of deputy administrator of NASA capped a career devoted to the development and management of space technology—he served as director of NASA's Ames Research Center, then as under secretary and later secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Serving under both President Carter and President Reagan, mark is uniquely able to chronicle the intricate process by which the space shuttle became a reality and the space station an acknowledged goal of the American space effort. A scientist by training, Mark's account of his career in the space program is the story of a personal dream as well as the story of a vast public enterprise whose human side is only now being fully appreciated.

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

Author: Valerie Neal
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300206518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An exploration of the changing conceptions of the iconic Space Shuttle and a call for a new vision of spaceflight The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her career examining the Space Shuttle program, uses this iconic vehicle to question over four decades' worth of thinking about, and struggling with, the meaning of human spaceflight. She examines the ideas, images, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, journalists, and others sought to communicate rationales for, or critiques of, the Space Shuttle missions. At times concurrently, the Space Shuttle was billed as delivery truck and orbiting science lab, near-Earth station and space explorer, costly disaster and pinnacle of engineering success. The book's multidisciplinary approach reveals these competing depictions to examine the meaning of the spaceflight enterprise. Given the end of the Space Shuttle flights in 2011, Neal makes an appeal to reframe spaceflight once again to propel humanity forward.

Raumstationen

Author: Ernst Messerschmid
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662096765
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Dieses Buch richtet sich an Studierende der Raumfahrttechnik und an Fachleute in der Raumfahrtindustrie und in Raumfahrtorganisationen. Es eignet sich als Lehrbuch zur Vertiefung in Raumfahrtsysteme/Systementwurf sowie als Nachschlagewerk über einschlägige Technologien und Verfahren. Auf einen Überblick über die historische Entwicklung und über laufende Projekte folgt die Darstellung spezieller Subsysteme (Lebenserhaltungssystem, Lage- und Bahnregelungssystem). Nutzungsmöglichkeiten von Raumstationen werden systematisch erörtert und am Beispiel von der Mikrogravitation und Kristallzüchtung vertieft. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt der Gesamtkonfiguration von komplexen Orbitalsystemen mit synergetischen Kopplungen. Eine umfassende Darstellung der relevanten Umweltfaktoren im niedrigen Orbit rundet das Bild ab.

The Space Station Decision

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401762
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Outstanding Academic Title, 1991, Choice Magazine Although building a space station has been an extraordinary challenge for America's scientists and engineers, the securing and sustaining of presidential approval, congressional support, and long-term funding for the project was an enormous task for bureaucrats. The Space Station Decision examines the history of this controversial initiative and illustrates how bureaucracy shapes public policy. Using primary documents and interviews, Howard E. McCurdy describes the events that led up to the 1984 decision to build a permanently occupied, international space station in low Earth orbit. As he follows the trail of the space station proposal through the labyrinth of White House policy review, McCurdy explains the evolution of the presidential budget review process, the breakup of the cabinet system, the proliferation of subcabinets and Executive Office interagency, the involvement of White House staff in framing issues for presidential review, and the role of bureaucracy in advancing administration legislation on Capitol Hill. Comparing the space station decision to earlier decisions to go to the moon and to build the space shuttle, McCurdy shows how public officials responsible for long-term science and technology policy maneuvered in a political system that demanded short-term flexibility.

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.

Anleitung zur Schwerelosigkeit

Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641137799
Format: PDF, Mobi
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»Von Zeit zu Zeit erscheinen vor den Fenstern eines Raumschiffs Wunder ...« Millionen haben das Video gesehen, in dem der Astronaut Chris Hadfield singend und Gitarre spielend durch die Raumstation ISS schwebt. Fasziniert schauen die Menschen seither nach oben: Wie verändert der Blick aus 400 km Höhe die Sicht auf unser Leben? Chris Hadfield nimmt uns mit in schwindelerregende Sphären: Er erzählt von riskanten Manövern und von der Kunst, stets auf das Schlimmste vorbereitet zu sein und zugleich an das Unmögliche zu glauben. Chris Hadfield ist neun Jahre alt, als er im Juli 1969 die Mondlandung live im Fernsehen verfolgt. Augenblicklich weiß er, was er werden will: Astronaut! Mittlerweile hat er an die 4000 Stunden im Weltraum verbracht und gehört zu den erfahrensten Raumfahrern der Welt – zuletzt als Kommandeur der internationalen Raumstation ISS. Jetzt nimmt er uns mit in den Weltraum: Wir erfahren, wie man überhaupt Astronaut wird (für alle, die den Traum noch nicht aufgegeben haben), was man dafür alles können muss (u.a. Schwimmen!, Toiletten reparieren), wie sich der erste Raketenstart anfühlt (als säße man in einem Container, der von einem riesigen LKW gerammt wird) und was man beim ersten Raumspaziergang beachten muss. Eine realistische, humorvolle, aber auch demütige Liebeserklärung an das Leben auf der Erde und die Wunder des Universums, die uns zeigt, wie viel Bodenhaftung man braucht, um abheben zu können.

Leveled Texts The Journey to Space

Author: Joshua BishopRoby
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425872395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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All students can learn about space through text written at four different reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.

Journey of Hope

Author: Alan D. Abbey
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
ISBN: 9789652293169
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"Columbia is lost; there are no survivors" -- President George W Bush, 1 February 2003. Ramon's life stands as a beacon to those who despair of triumph in a difficult world. This book, whose creation began before the shuttle lifted off into space, chronicles Ramon's journey from air force pilot to astronaut, and includes NASA photographs, an interview with Ilan Ramon, articles about Israel's space program and much more..

International Space Station

Author: G. Haskell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401142599
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G. Haskell, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, Vice President, Administration and Programme Development, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] M. Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] The theme of the fourth annual symposium arranged by the International Space University (ISU) was "International Space Station: The Next Space Marketplace". The Symposium covered this topic from the uniqu- interdisciplinary, international and intercultural - perspectives of ISU. It focussed on significant issues related to policy, innovative management, commerce, regulation, education and outreach rather than concentrating on engineering and scientific issues. Although admirable progress has already been made in defining the utilisation of the International Space Station (ISS) in its early operational phases, what does the future hold? What important new applications will arise? What commercial opportunities may emerge? And how will the political, legal and financial hurdles be overcome, not to mention the technical challenges? The aim of the Symposium was to discuss such questions and draw out new ways of using the Space Station in the future. Among the 120 attendees were members of the fourth Master of Space Studies class, young professionals and postgraduate students who are developing the Symposium's theme in their Team Project. Their comprehensive overview of the subject is presented as an Annex here. Their final report on the Team Project will be completed at the end of July 1999, and published separately.

The infinite journey

Author: William E. Burrows
Publisher: Discovery Channel Inc
ISBN:
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Written in cooperation with NASA, an illustrated history of the U.S. space program integrates firsthand accounts by such participants as Buzz Aldrin, Eileen Collins, and Homer Hickam with full-color photographs that capture pivotal moments in human space exploration, from Alan Shepard's first flight, to the moon landing, to the latest revelations of the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Global Surveyor. 25,000 first printing.