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Space shuttle

Space shuttle

the history of the National Space Transportation System : the first 100 missions

  • Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
  • Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
  • ISBN: 9780963397454
  • Category: History
  • Page: 513
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Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.

The Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle

A Photographic History

  • Author: Philip S. Harrington
  • Publisher: Browntrout Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763170631
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 88
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Energiya-Buran

Energiya-Buran

The Soviet Space Shuttle

  • Author: Bart Hendrickx,Bert Vis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387739847
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 526
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This absorbing book describes the long development of the Soviet space shuttle system, its infrastructure and the space agency’s plans to follow up the first historic unmanned mission. The book includes comparisons with the American shuttle system and offers accounts of the Soviet test pilots chosen for training to fly the system, and the operational, political and engineering problems that finally sealed the fate of Buran and ultimately of NASA’s Shuttle fleet.

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

  • Author: Hamish Lindsay
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 144710255X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 428
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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design

Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design

  • Author: George Sebestyen,Steve Fujikawa,Nicholas Galassi,Alex Chuchra
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319683152
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 317
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In recent decades, the number of satellites being built and launched into Earth’s orbit has grown immensely, alongside the field of space engineering itself. This book offers an in-depth guide to engineers and professionals seeking to understand the technologies behind Low Earth Orbit satellites. With access to special spreadsheets that provide the key equations and relationships needed for mastering spacecraft design, this book gives the growing crop of space engineers and professionals the tools and resources they need to prepare their own LEO satellite designs, which is especially useful for designers of small satellites such as those launched by universities. Each chapter breaks down the various mathematics and principles underlying current spacecraft software and hardware designs.

The Space Shuttle Operator's Manual

The Space Shuttle Operator's Manual

  • Author: Kerry Mark Joëls,Gregory P. Kennedy,David Larkin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780345341815
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 179
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Welcome Aboard! You are about to embark on a spectacular adventure, blazing a trail for future space travel in the world's greatest flying machine. Prepare for lift-off using the step-by-step instructions for launch and ascent. Soar into the sky consulting the authentic gatefold reproduction of the Shuttle's instrument panel. Operate the remote manipulator arm, the space telescope, and the data relay satellite as you communicate with ground control. Chart your space flight using the authentic fold-out orbital map. Hurtle back through the Earth's atmosphere to land the aircraft gently like a glider. Congratulations! We hope your mission is rewarding and fascinating! Sincerely, Directorate for Crew Training Written for the layperson by curators at the National Air and Space Museum, with colorful illustrations throughout, THE SPACE SHUTTLE OPERATOR'S MANUAL takes the reader through all the motions of an actual mission -- from preparation to takeoff to orbit to re-entry.

Discovery

Discovery

Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet

  • Author: Dennis Jenkins,Roger Launius,Valerie Neal
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0760343837
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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"A mission-by-mission history of Space Shuttle Discovery from creation to retirement, accompanied by key statistics, mission patches, and their symbolism, crew portraits, and the anecdotes and memories of astronauts who flew on Discovery"--

To Orbit and Back Again

To Orbit and Back Again

How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space

  • Author: Davide Sivolella
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461409837
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 502
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The Space Shuttle has been the dominant machine in the U.S. space program for thirty years and has generated a great deal of interest among space enthusiasts and engineers. This book enables readers to understand its technical systems in greater depth than they have been able to do so before. The author describes the structures and systems of the Space Shuttle, and then follows a typical mission, explaining how the structures and systems were used in the launch, orbital operations and the return to Earth. Details of how anomalous events were dealt with on individual missions are also provided, as are the recollections of those who built and flew the Shuttle. Many photographs and technical drawings illustrate how the Space Shuttle functions, avoiding the use of complicated technical jargon. The book is divided into two sections: Part 1 describes each subsystem in a technical style, supported by diagrams, technical drawings, and photographs to enable a better understanding of the concepts. Part 2 examines different flight phases, from liftoff to landing. Technical material has been obtained from NASA as well as from other forums and specialists. Author Davide Sivolella is an aerospace engineer with a life-long interest in space and is ideally qualified to interpret technical manuals for a wider audience. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the topic including the evolution of given subsystems, reviewing the different configurations, and focusing on the solutions implemented.

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume 3

Methods for Removal of Particle Contaminants

  • Author: Rajiv Kohli,Kashmiri L. Mittal
  • Publisher: William Andrew
  • ISBN: 9781437778861
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 258
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The contributions in this volume cover methods for removal of particle contaminants on surfaces. Several of these methods are well established and have been employed in industrial applications for a long time. However, the ever- higher demand for removal of smaller particles on newer substrate materials is driving continuous development of the established cleaning methods and alternative innovative methods for particle removal. This book provides information on the latest developments in this topic area. Comprehensive coverage of innovations in surface contamination and cleaning Written by established experts in the contamination and cleaning field Each chapter is a comprehensive review of the state of the art Case studies included

The space shuttle

The space shuttle

roles, missions, and accomplishments

  • Author: David M. Harland
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471981381
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 529
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Gemini - Steps to the Moon

Gemini - Steps to the Moon

  • Author: Shayler David
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781852334055
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 222
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In Gemini - Steps to the Moon, David Shayler, the author, tells the story of the origin and development of the programme and the spacecraft from the perspective of the engineers, flight controllers and astronauts involved. It includes chapters on flight tests, Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), rendezvous and docking, as well as information from NASA archives and personal interviews.

Space Pioneers in Their Own Words

Space Pioneers in Their Own Words

  • Author: Loretta Hall
  • Publisher: Rio Grande Books
  • ISBN: 9781936744275
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 607
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Ninety space pioneers describe their experiences while working on space research and exploration from the 1940s through the space shuttle program. Some of these men and women were well known as astronauts or members of Mission Control for Apollo flights to the Moon, and some were minor players in the programs-people like lab technicians, weather forecasters, welders, and helicopter pilots who supported rocket tests. Their stories disclose events and behind-the-scenes details available nowhere else. They reveal the human experiences of an era that extended from the launch of this planet's first "artificial moon" to routine shuttle missions carrying people and supplies between Earth and the International Space Station. Drawn from the archives of the oral history program supported by the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation, the excerpts describe funny, frightening, and fascinating episodes. They paint the hues of human experience on the canvas of technological achievements. In this book, for the first time, extensive portions of the New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame's oral history collection are available to the general public. Supplemented with photographs and annotated for historical context, this presentation offers a unique glimpse into humanity's struggles to become a spacefaring race. That perspective forms an important foundation for the new era of commercial spaceflight and interplanetary exploration.

Soyuz

Soyuz

A Universal Spacecraft

  • Author: Rex Hall,David Shayler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781852336578
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 460
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Rex Hall and Dave Shayler provide a unique history of the Soyuz spacecraft programme from conception, through development to its use, detailed in the only English language book available on this topic. Planned for publication in 2003, it will celebrate 40 years since the original concept of the Soyuz craft.

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

  • Author: Allan J. McDonald,James R. Hansen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813041933
  • Category: History
  • Page: 626
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Originally published in hardcover in 2009.

Moonshots

Moonshots

50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen Through Hasselblad Cameras

  • Author: Piers Bizony
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
  • ISBN: 0760352623
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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In December 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earth hanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space. The social and spiritual shock of that photograph—and those which followed—never fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, including the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Moonshots is the definitive photographic chronicle of NASA space exploration—a giant slipcased book featuring more than 200 remarkable photographs from that eventful era created almost exclusively on large-format Hasselblad cameras. Though a number of these images have been reproduced in books and magazines over the years, one attribute of this incredible collection has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the photography. Aerospace author Piers Bizony scoured NASA’s archives of Hasselblad film frames to assemble the space fan’s ultimate must-have book—a gorgeous large-format hardcover presented in a heavy slipcase with die-cuts to represent the phases of the moon. This resulting volume extracts a stunning selection of photographs captured by astronauts using Hasselblad equipment, many of them seldom previously published, let alone in such a lavish package. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of this amazing collection, but equally fabulous images from precursor Gemini missions are also featured, along with later photographs chronicling Space Shuttle missions and even the construction of the International Space Station.

Infinite Worlds

Infinite Worlds

The People and Places of Space Exploration

  • Author: Michael Soluri
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476738327
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 352
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A collection of photos and essays celebrate the people and places involved in American space exploration, including astronauts, technicians, administrators, engineers and ground crews at NASA flight centers in Maryland, Texas and Florida. 25,000 first printing.

The Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope

From Concept to Success

  • Author: David J. Shayler,David M. Harland
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1493928279
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 414
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The highly successful Hubble Space Telescope was meant to change our view and understanding of the universe. Within weeks of its launch in 1990, however, the space community was shocked to find out that the primary mirror of the telescope was flawed. It was only the skills of scientists and engineers on the ground and the daring talents of astronauts sent to service the telescope in December 1993 that saved the mission. For over two decades NASA had developed the capabilities to service a payload in orbit. This involved numerous studies and the creation of a ground-based infrastructure to support the challenging missions. Unique tools and EVA hardware supported the skills developed in crew training that then enabled astronauts to complete a demanding series of spacewalks. Drawing upon first hand interviews with those closely involved in the project over thirty years ago this story explains the development of the servicing mission concept and the hurdles that had to be overcome to not only launch the telescope but also to mount the first servicing mission – a mission that restored the telescope to full working order three years after its launch, saved the reputation of NASA, and truly opened a new age in understanding of our place in space. This is not just a tale of space age technology, astronauts and astronomy. It is also a story of an audacious scientific vision, and the human ingenuity and determination to overcome all obstacles to make it possible. Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success is a story of an international partnership, dedicated teamwork and a perfect blend of human and robotic space operations that will inspire people of all ages. The subsequent servicing missions that enabled the telescope to continue its scientific program beyond its 25th year in orbit are described in a companion volume Enhancing Hubble’s Vision: Servicing a National Treasure.

Bringing Columbia Home

Bringing Columbia Home

The Final Mission of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

  • Author: Michael D. Leinbach,Jonathan H. Ward
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781628728514
  • Category: Astronauts
  • Page: 400
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A Powerful Look at a Shared National Disaster and Its Legacy