Category: Space

  • Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Series)

    By Valerie Neal

    A fantastically illustrated background of the exploration of area in the course of the such a lot iconic gadgets from the Smithsonian nationwide Air and house Museum. during the complete of human historical past, throughout all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, numerous members have gazed up on the stars with ask yourself and awe. attending to house was once no effortless job, and our interest with the encircling universe has lengthy been a resource of earthly delight and festival. on the backside of this overseas know-how pushed competition lies one unifying function, that is to appreciate the impossibly big heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and choose curators of the Smithsonian nationwide Air and area Museum current a stunning photographic party of a few of the main groundbreaking artifacts that performed key components in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. concentrating on the main iconic items and expertise - equivalent to Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong's Lunar swimsuit, the Hubble area Telescope, and area commute Discovery - this publication largely profiles 11 of the NASM's most crucial breakthroughs in area expertise. The NASM curators characteristic every one item in terrific aspect with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over a hundred and fifty archival photos that supply new and little-known insights into their improvement and historic context. we're nonetheless a ways from greedy our universe . . . yet for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the members and innovations that experience taken us this far.

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  • Understanding Space : An Introduction to Astronautics

    By Jerry Jon Sellers, Wiley Larson

    This can be an introductory textual content in astronautics. It includes old historical past and a dialogue of house missions, house surroundings, orbits, atmospheric access, spacecraft layout, spacecraft subsystems, and house operations. It positive factors part studies summarizing key recommendations, phrases, and equations, and is largely illustrated with many photographs, figures, and examples area legislation, politics, and economics this can be a actually common, full-color textual content concerned about figuring out recommendations and functional purposes yet written in a down-to-earth, enticing demeanour that painlessly is helping you realize advanced issues. it's laid out with multi-color highlights for key words and concepts, strengthened with precise instance difficulties, and supported by way of special part reports summarizing key ideas, phrases, and equations.
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  • Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine

    Now in its Fourth version with a brand new editorial group, this complete textual content addresses all scientific and public healthiness concerns interested by the care of crews, passengers, and aid body of workers of airplane and house autos. insurance contains human body structure below flight stipulations, scientific medication within the aerospace atmosphere, and the impression of the aviation on international public health.

    This variation gains new chapters on radiation, toxicology and microbiology, dental issues in aerospace drugs, women's health and wellbeing matters, advertisement human area flight, area exploration, and detailed airplane together with parachuting. different highlights contain major new details on breathing illnesses, cardiovascular medication, infectious ailment transmission, and human reaction to acceleration.

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  • Stardust, Supernovae and the Molecules of Life: Might We All Be Aliens?

    The place have been the amino acids, the molecules of lifestyles, created: possibly in a lightning hurricane within the early Earth, or even somewhere else within the cosmos? This ebook argues that no less than a few of them should have been produced within the cosmos, and that the truth that the Earthly amino acids have a particular handedness offers an enormous clue for that clarification. The ebook discusses a number of versions that purport to give an explanation for the handedness, finally presenting a brand new clarification that contains cosmic processing of the amino acids produced in area. The e-book presents a journey for laypersons that features a definition of lifestyles, the large Bang, stellar nucleosynthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, molecules, and supernovae and the debris they produce.
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  • SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft (Springer Praxis Books)

    Dragon V2 is a futuristic car that not just presents a method for NASA to move its astronauts to the orbiting outpost but additionally advances SpaceX’s center goal of reusability. a right away descendant of Dragon, Dragon V2 will be retrieved, refurbished and re-launched. it's a spacecraft with the aptitude to fully revolutionize the economics of an the place apparatus costing thousands of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks is mostly discarded after a unmarried use. It was once offered by means of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in might 2014 because the spaceship that might hold NASA astronauts to the overseas area Station once 2016.

    SpaceX’s Dragon – America’s subsequent new release Spacecraft describes the extreme feats of engineering and human fulfillment that experience put this innovative spacecraft on the vanguard of the release and located it because the precursor for eventually transporting people to Mars. It describes the layout and improvement of Dragon, presents undertaking highlights of the 1st six advertisement Resupply Missions, and explains how Musk hopes to ultimately colonize Mars.

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  • Beyond: Our Future in Space

    By Chris Impey

    “Expansive and enlightening. . . . Impey packs his prose with awesome anecdotes and peculiar factoids.”―New York instances ebook Review

    Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological growth, from the 1st homo sapiens to go away our African cradle to a destiny within which mankind gives you to settle one other global. Beyond tells the epic tale of humanity leaving home―and how people will quickly thrive within the mammoth universe past the earth.

    A superb and propulsive voyage via house and time, Beyond finds how centuries of area explorers―from the earliest stargazers to today’s state-of-the-art researchers―all draw notion from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to discover led us to multiply worldwide, and it may be traced in our DNA.

    Today, the urge to find manifests itself in jaw-dropping methods: plans for house elevators poised to switch rockets at a fragment of the associated fee; experiments in postponing and reanimating lifestyles for ultra-long-distance trip; prototypes for sun sails that coast via house at the momentum of microwaves published from the Earth. With those ventures, inner most businesses and marketers have the aptitude to outpace NASA because the leaders in a brand new house race.

    Combining professional wisdom of astronomy and avant-garde know-how, Chris Impey publications us during the heady chances for the following century of exploration. In 20 years, a colourful advertisement house can be working. In thirty years, there'll be small yet practicable colonies at the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining know-how may have complicated adequate to reap assets from asteroids. In 100 years, a cohort of people born off-Earth will come of age with no ever vacationing humanity’s domestic planet. this isn't the stuff of technological know-how fiction yet fairly the logical extension of already on hand technologies.

    Beyond exhibits that area exploration is not only the area of technocrats, however the birthright of each person and the future of generations to return. To proceed exploration is to make sure our survival. Outer house, a unlimited unknown, awaits us.

    fifty five illustrations
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  • How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

    By Robert Zubrin

    Considering relocating to mars?

    Well, why no longer? Mars, in spite of everything, is the planet that holds the best promise for human colonization. yet why speculate concerning the percentages for those who can get the true medical scoop from anyone who’s been fortunately dwelling and dealing there for years? directly from the not-so-distant destiny, this intrepid pioneer’s suggestions for actual, monetary, and social survival at the purple Planet cover:

    • the way to get to Mars (Cycling spacecraft supply affordable rides, however the odor isn't really for everyone.)
    • deciding upon a spacesuit (The outdated yet trustworthy pneumatic Neil Armstrong sort as opposed to the smooth new—but anatomically unforgiving—elastic “skinsuit.”)
    • identifying a habitat (Just like in the world: situation, position, location.)
    • discovering a task that will pay good and doesn’t kill you (This isn't really a metaphor on Mars.)
    • how you can meet the other intercourse (Master greater than 40 Mars-centric pickup lines.)

    With greater than twenty unique illustrations through Michael Carroll, Robert Murray, and different well known area artists, How to survive Mars seamlessly blends humor and actual technology, and is a realistic and exhilarating consultant to lifestyles on our first extraterrestrial domestic.
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  • Astronomy: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition (PBK)

    By A.E. Roy, D. Clarke

    Regardless of striking advances in astronomy, house study, and similar expertise because the first version of this ebook was once released, the philosophy of the previous variations has remained an analogous all through. even if, due to this growth, there's a have to replace the data and current the recent findings. within the fourth variation of Astronomy: rules and perform, very like the former variations, the prestigious authors supply a accomplished and systematic therapy to the theories of astronomy.

    This reference furthers your learn of astronomy by way of featuring the elemental software program and undefined, supplying a number of user-friendly mathematical instruments, and discussing a few easy actual techniques which are both all in favour of the astronomer's instruments of alternate or involved within the mechanisms linked to astronomical our bodies. the 1st six chapters introduce the easy observations that may be made via the attention in addition to talk about how such observations have been interpreted through prior civilizations. the subsequent a number of chapters research the translation of positional measurements and the fundamental rules of celestial mechanics. The authors then discover radiation, optical telescopes, and radio and high-energy applied sciences. They finish with functional tasks and exercises.

    New to the Fourth Edition:
  • Revised values similar to the obliquity of the ecliptic
  • Expanded fabric that's dedicated to new astronomies and methods corresponding to optical information recording
  • A directory of websites that provide details on proper astronomical events

    Revised and improved, this version keeps to provide very important information regarding the basics of astronomy. Astronomy: ideas and perform, Fourth version satisfies the necessity of an individual who has a robust wish to comprehend the philosophy and purposes of the technology of astronomy.
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  • Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race

    By Wayne Biddle

    A beautiful research of the roots of the 1st moon touchdown 40 years ago. This illuminating tale of the sunrise of the gap age reaches again to the reactionary modernism of the 3rd Reich, utilizing the lifetime of "rocket scientist" Wernher von Braun as its narrative direction during the crumbling of Weimar Germany and the increase of the Nazi regime. Von Braun, a blinkered opportunist who might practice simply tunnel imaginative and prescient to his meteoric profession, stands as an archetype of myriad 20th century technologists who thrived lower than regimes of army secrecy and limitless funds. His seamless transformation from developer of the lethal V-2 ballistic missile for Hitler to an American famous person because the meant genius in the back of the golden years of the U.S. house software within the Fifties and Sixties increases haunting questions on the tradition of the chilly conflict, the shared values of expertise in totalitarian and democratic societies, and the imperatives of fabric progress.

    A big apple occasions ebook overview "Editor's Choice"

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