Category: Space

  • Living and Working in Space: The NASA History of Skylab (Dover Books on Astronomy)

    By William David Compton

    The legitimate list of America's first area station, this thorough and hugely readable e-book from the NASA heritage sequence chronicles the Skylab application from its making plans throughout the Sixties via its 1973 release and its end in 1979. Its definitive debts research the project's objectives and achievements in addition to using discoveries and expertise constructed throughout the Apollo program.
    This three-part survey starts off with the historical past opposed to which post-Apollo making plans spread out, amid congressional doubt, public competition, and inner uncertainty at NASA. the second one half recounts the amendment of present spacecraft, the manufacture and trying out of latest modules, alterations in astronaut education, and different adjustments — all requiring a excessive measure of coordination among NASA headquarters, box facilities, experimenters, and contractors. the ultimate half stories the 3 missions and assesses their effects. large appendixes offer handy summaries of the missions and experiments as well as profiles of the participants.
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  • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

    By Frank Close

    This brief, shrewdpermanent ebook tells you every thing you must learn about "nothing." What is still for those who take all of the topic away? Can empty space--"nothing"--exist? to reply to those questions, eminent scientist Frank shut takes us on a full of life and obtainable trip that levels from historical rules and cultural superstitions to the frontiers of present examine, illuminating the tale of ways scientists have explored the void and the wealthy discoveries they've got made there. Readers will locate an enlightening background of the vacuum: how the efforts to make a greater vacuum resulted in the invention of the electron; the tips of Newton, Mach, and Einstein at the nature of house and time; the mysterious aether and the way Einstein did away with it; and the newest rules that the vacuum is full of the Higgs box. the tale levels from absolutely the 0 of temperature and the seething vacuum of digital debris and anti-particles that fills house, to the intense warmth and effort of the early universe.

    About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions offer an creation to a couple of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern puzzling over the relevant difficulties and matters in countless numbers of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.
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  • Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

    By Rick Houston

    Humanity’s first reusable spacecraft and the main advanced computing device ever outfitted, NASA’s area travel debuted with nice promise and as a responsible resource of ask yourself and nationwide satisfaction. yet with the Challenger disaster in 1986, the full house go back and forth software got here into query, as did NASA itself, goodbye an establishment that was once doubtless above reproach. Wheels Stop tells the stirring tale of the way, after the Challenger catastrophe, the gap go back and forth not just recovered yet went directly to practice its maximum missions. From the go back to Flight project of STS-26 in 1988 to the final commute venture ever on STS-135 in 2011, Wheels Stop takes readers behind the curtain because the shuttle’s crews start to mend chilly warfare tensions with the previous Soviet Union, behavior very important learn, installation satellites, fix the Hubble area Telescope, and help in developing the foreign house Station. It additionally tells the heart-wrenching tale of the Columbia tragedy and the lack of the remarkable STS-107 crew.

    As complicated because the trip used to be, the folks it carried into orbit have been usually extra so—and this is often their tale, too. shut encounters with astronauts, flight controllers, and go back and forth employees seize the human aspect of the gap Shuttle’s awesome journey—and invite readers alongside for the ride.

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  • Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics)

    Excessive power gamma-ray photons are the best probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by way of black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. via learning the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists may be able to greater comprehend the formation and behaviour of those unique and lively bodies.

    Very excessive strength Gamma-Ray Astronomy summarizes the prestige of gamma-ray astronomy at energies among 30MeV and 50TeV at a severe aspect within the improvement of the self-discipline: the hiatus among the dying of the EGRET telescope and the release of the following iteration of house telescopes. beginning with an outline of the astrophysics of the our bodies that generate excessive strength gamma rays, it proceeds to debate the newest advancements in observational ideas and equipment.

    By proposing the thoughts, observations, and theories of this increasing frontier, Very excessive power Gamma-Ray Astronomy aids experimentalists and theoreticians in detecting and explaining gamma rays of the top energies.
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  • How It Works, Issue 86, 2016

    Evaluate: the way it Works, the journal that explains every thing you by no means knew you desired to learn about the area we are living in. Loaded with totally illustrated publications and specialist wisdom, and with sections devoted to technology, know-how, transportation, house, heritage and the surroundings, no topic is simply too significant or small for the way it really works to explain.
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  • Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomy

    By Rhonda Martens

    Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to each box he addressed. He replaced the face of astronomy by means of forsaking ideas that have been in position for 2 millennia, made vital discoveries in optics and arithmetic, and was once an uncommonly strong thinker. regularly, although, Kepler's philosophical rules were pushed aside as inappropriate or even harmful to his legacy of clinical accomplishment. right here, Rhonda Martens bargains the 1st prolonged learn of Kepler's philosophical perspectives and exhibits how these perspectives helped him build and justify the hot astronomy.

    Martens notes that on account that Kepler turned a Copernican ahead of any empirical proof supported Copernicus over the entrenched Ptolemaic process, his preliminary purposes for who prefer Copernicanism weren't telescope observations yet quite methodological and metaphysical commitments. extra, she exhibits that Kepler's metaphysics supported the strikingly glossy view of astronomical process that led him to find the 3 legislation of planetary movement and to wed physics and astronomy--a key improvement within the medical revolution.

    By tracing the evolution of Kepler's suggestion in his astronomical, metaphysical, and epistemological works, Martens explores the complicated interaction among alterations in his philosophical perspectives and the prestige of his astronomical discoveries. She exhibits how Kepler's philosophy prepared the ground for the invention of elliptical orbits and supplied a safety of actual astronomy's methodological soundness. In doing so, Martens demonstrates how an empirical self-discipline was once encouraged and profoundly formed by means of philosophical assumptions.

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  • Atlas of the Moon

    By Antonin Rukl

    A best-seller that strains the heritage of the Moon, its floor, its starting place and evolution, and its exploration. encompasses a distinct map of seventy six sections of the Moon's floor observable by means of telescope. Designed for either starting and skilled lunar observers. by means of Antonin Rukl. eight 1/4 x eleven; 224 pgs.; seventy five b&w images; a hundred ninety+ diagrams; hardcover. to be had to U.S. shoppers basically.
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  • David Levy's Guide to Observing and Discovering Comets

    By David H. Levy

    David Levy has held a lifelong ardour for comets, and is likely one of the such a lot profitable comet discoverers in heritage. during this booklet he describes the gazing recommendations which have been built over the years--from visible observations and looking out, to images, via to digital charge-coupled units (CCDs). He combines the historical past of comet searching with the most recent ideas, exhibiting how our realizing of comets has advanced through the years. This sensible instruction manual is appropriate for newbie astronomers, from those who find themselves casually drawn to comets and the way to monitor them, to people who are looking to commence and extend an staring at application in their personal. Drawing extensively from his personal huge event, Levy describes how enthusiastic amateurs can realize comets and take a look at to make new discoveries themselves. David H. Levy is among the word's most popular novice astronomers. He has came upon seventeen comets, seven utilizing a telescope in his personal yard, and had a minor planet, Asteroid 3673 Levy named in his honor. he's top often called the co-discoverer of the recognized 1994 Shoemaker-Levy nine comet. Levy is often interviewed within the media and succeeded Carl Sagan as technology columnist for Parade journal. He has written and contributed to a few books, such a lot lately David Levy's advisor to the evening Sky (Cambridge, 2001).
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  • Introduction to Space Sciences and Spacecraft Applications

    By Bruce A. Campbell

    This publication, according to the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, completely examines U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Norwegian and united kingdom North Sea blowouts that happened from 1980 to 1994. This publication unearths the operations that have been in growth on the onset of the blowouts and is helping you research from the blunders of others.
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