Women in Space Following Valentina

Author: Shayler David
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280788
Format: PDF, Mobi
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* This is the only book that provides the full story of the role of women in space exploration. * Previously unpublished photographs of various aspects of training and participation in spaceflights are included. * Personal interviews with female cosmonauts and astronauts. * Traces the history of female aviation milestones from the early part of the 20th Century to the current space programme.

Women Spacefarers

Author: Umberto Cavallaro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319340484
Format: PDF
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This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large during the Seventies. The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength.

Human Spaceflight

Author: Adam Furgang
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1680486691
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yury Gagarin became the first person to orbit Earth. Now, more than a half-century later, huge advances have been achieved in spaceflight. Humans have walked on the moon, lived in orbit around Earth on space stations, and are now looking to Mars as the next frontier. This easy-to-understand narrative presents the Cold War�s space race, the effects of spaceflight on humans, what is required to become an astronaut, and how NASA and private companies are embracing the future of spaceflight.

Partnership in Space

Author: Ben Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461432782
Format: PDF, ePub
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April 12, 2011 was the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis has produced 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. "Partners in Space" focuses on the early to late 1990s, a time in the post-Soviet era when relations between East and West steadily - though not without difficulty - thawed and the foundations of real harmony and genuine co-operation were laid for the first time with Shuttle-Mir and the International Space Station. This book explores the events which preceded that new ear, including the political demise of Space Station Freedom and the consequences of the fall of the Soviet Union on a once-proud human space program. It traces the history of "the Partnership" through the often traumatic times of Shuttle-Mir and closes on the eve of the launch of Zarya, the first component of today's International Space Station.

Russian Spacesuits

Author: Isaac Abramov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337322
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the very first ‘inside story’ of a key part of the Soviet manned space programme, detailing the development of Soviet/Russian spacesuits. The authors, as participants in the programme, provide details of events, previously unknown in the West, including their technical development. These space suits were an important part of the many Soviet firsts in the space race – Yuri Gagarin’s flight, Valentina Tereskova, the first woman in space, the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, and the first transfer on orbit from one spacecraft to another. All previous books on Soviet manned space flights focus on the spacecraft and cosmonaut teams. This book provides a total overview of the successful Soviet/Russian development of space suits and subsequent space walks from Vostok to MIR and ISS.

Bold Endeavors

Author: Jack Stuster
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612510310
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This classic reference is considered the best single source of information on how to facilitate human adjustment and performance in long-term isolation. It is filled with exciting stories of survival—the exploits of explorers, military personnel, scientists and astronauts—along with expert analyses of failed expeditions and lessons learned. Jack Stuster identifies the principles of habitability and presents more than 200 specific recommendations to help individuals in confinement. The book's recommendations and habitability principles are relevant to a variety of space and earthbound conditions, including polar, underwater, and underground, exploration and habitation. In fact, nearly all human relationships that involve small groups of people living and working together in isolated areas can benefit from this study. Stuster's goal is to help others avoid behavioral problems that affect performance, often with tragic consequences.

Disasters and Accidents in Manned Spaceflight

Author: David Shayler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852332259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many of the perils and risks associated with space travel have been evident since the first manned missions hurled astronauts into orbit. As the International Space Station (ISS) takes shape, this timely book reports on the nature of the dangers associated with our dramatic ventures into space. It offers a detailed account of the captivating history of space flight, analyzing some of the incidents and disasters involving orbital and lunar programs, including Gemini, Apollo, Soyuz, Mir, and the Space Shuttle. It culminates with an outlook towards future planetary explorations and the ISS.

Space Systems Failures

Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038727961X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective. Focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. Discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless. Describes engineering aspects of the spacecraft, making this a valuable complementary reference work to conventional engineering texts.