Homesteading Space

The Skylab Story


Author: David Hitt,Owen K. Garriott,Joe Kerwin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803219016

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 1981

As the United States and the Soviet Union went from exploring space to living in it, a space station was conceived as the logical successor to the Apollo moon program. But between conception and execution there was the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of monumental technological challenges. Homesteading Space, by two of Skylab s own astronauts and a NASA journalist, tells the dramatic story of America s first space station from beginning to fiery end. Homesteading Space is much more than a story of technological and scientific success; it is also an absorbing, sometimes humorous, often inspiring account of the determined, hardworking individuals who shepherded the program through a near-disastrous launch, a heroic rescue, and an exhausting study of Comet Kohoutek, as well as the lab's ultimate descent into the Indian Ocean. Featuring the unpublished in-flight diary of astronaut Alan Bean, the book is replete with the personal recollections and experiences of the Skylab crew and those who worked with them in training, during the mission, and in bringing them safely home.

The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronauts

Expanding the Space Frontier in the Late Sixties


Author: David J. Shayler,Colin Burgess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319510142

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

View: 1921

Resulting from the authors’ deep research into these two pre-Shuttle astronaut groups, many intriguing and untold stories behind the selection process are revealed in the book. The often extraordinary backgrounds and personal ambitions of these skilled pilots, chosen to continue NASA’s exploration and knowledge of the space frontier, are also examined. In April 1966 NASA selected 19 pilot astronauts whose training was specifically targeted to the Apollo lunar landing missions and the Earth-orbiting Skylab space station. Three years later, following the sudden cancellation of the USAF’s highly classified Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) project, seven military astronauts were also co-opted into NASA’s space program. This book represents the final chapter by the authors in the story of American astronaut selections prior to the era of the Space Shuttle. Through personal interviews and original NASA documentation, readers will also gain a true insight into a remarkable age of space travel as it unfolded in the late 1960s, and the men who flew those historic missions.

Bold They Rise

The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986


Author: David Hitt,Heather R. Smith

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803226489

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9474

Chronicles the history of the Space Shuttle program from the early days of research and design to the Challenger disaster, relating the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists involved in the program.

Apollo Pilot

The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele


Author: Donn Eisele

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803299524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8747

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA's manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America's prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele's unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn's widow) allowed French access to her late husband's NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.

Outposts on the Frontier

A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations


Author: Jay Chladek

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 149620106X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6449

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man-made structure to orbit Earth and has been conducting research for close to a decade and a half. Yet it is only the latest in a long line of space stations and laboratories that have flown in orbit since the early 1970s. The histories of these earlier programs have been all but forgotten as the public focused on other, higher-profile adventures such as the Apollo moon landings. A vast trove of stories filled with excitement, danger, humor, sadness, failure, and success, Outposts on the Frontier reveals how the Soviets and the Americans combined strengths to build space stations over the past fifty years. At the heart of these scientific advances are people of both greatness and modesty. Jay Chladek documents the historical tapestry of the people, the early attempts at space station programs, and how astronauts and engineers have contributed to and shaped the ISS in surprising ways. Outposts on the Frontier delves into the intriguing stories behind the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Almaz and Salyut programs, Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Spacelab, Mir station, Spacehab, and the ISS and gives past-due attention to Vladimir Chelomei, the Russian designer whose influence in space station development is as significant as Sergei Korolev's in rocketry. Outposts on the Frontier is an informative and dynamic history of humankind's first outposts on the frontier of space.

Saturn V

Die Mondrakete


Author: Eugen Reichl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613037472


Page: 143

View: 8218



Author: Liza Dalby

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688107470

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 4684

Gesellschafterinnen oder Edelhuren? Zwischen diesen beiden Extremen bewegen sich westliche Vorstellungen über Geishas. Die amerikanische Ethnologin Liza Dalby wollte es genau wissen. Als erste Ausländerin ließ sie sich in einem Teehaus in Kyoto zur Geisha ausbilden und erlernte diesen traditionsreichen Beruf mit all seiner raffinierten Etikette. Ihr Erlebnisbericht bietet einen einzigartigen Einblick in eine faszinierende fremde Welt.

PLANETEN Wanderer im All

Satelliten fotografieren und erforschen neue Welten im Sonnensystem


Author: Kenneth R. Lang,Charles A. Whitney

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642935265

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 2240

"...besticht durch exzellentes Bildmaterial und Stilsicherheit in der Formulierung... Ein ideales Buch für interessierte Laien und angehende Astronomen." (Westdeutsche Zeitung)


Das Universum im Visier


Author: Oli Usher,Lars Lindberg Christensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527677399

Category: Science

Page: 150

View: 9348


Luftfahrtforschung in Deutschland


Author: Ernst Heinrich Hirschel,Horst Prem,Gero Madelung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783763761234

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 638

View: 5023




Author: Rita Monaldi,Francesco Sorti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548280684


Page: 752

View: 8113

Die besondere Traurigkeit von Zitronenkuchen


Author: Aimee Bender

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074258

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5130

Als Rose an einem strahlenden Frühlingstag kurz vor ihrem neunten Geburtstag in ein Stück Zitronenkuchen beißt, den ihre Mutter für sie gebacken hat, muss sie feststellen, dass zwischen den frischen Zitronen, dem Zucker und der Butter eindeutig ein Hauch Traurigkeit liegt. Und plötzlich schmeckt der Marmeladentoast ihres Bruders Joseph seltsam abwesend, das Roastbeef ihres Vaters nach Schuldgefühlen, ein Sandwich nach großer Verliebtheit: Jeder Bissen offenbart mehr, als Rose lieb ist - und erst im Laufe der Jahre lernt sie, mit ihrer Gabe umzugehen.Ein herzzerreißender, komischer Familienroman, der uns die Frage stellt, wie viel wir wirklich von unseren Liebsten wissen.

50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie


Author: Joanne Baker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429021

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 1444

Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum – vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker.

Detektoren für Teilchestrahlung


Author: Konrad Kleinknecht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 332291884X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 257

View: 6184



Author: Angelika Jung-Hüttl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714894249


Page: 232

View: 667

Luftaufnahme; Bildband; Naturlandschaft; Landschaftszone; Erde; Planet.

Odyssee im Zeptoraum

Eine Reise in die Physik des LHC


Author: Gian Francesco Giudice

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642223958

Category: Science

Page: 372

View: 8876

Der Band lädt Leser ein, die Teilchenphysik mit den Augen eines Insiders zu betrachten, dadurch bieten sich neue Einblicke in die Welt der Teilchen und ihrer Wechselwirkungen. Aufschlussreich und unterhaltsam thematisieren die Autoren die Geschichte des Large Hadron Collider (LHC) und erläutern die mit dem LHC verknüpften wissenschaftlichen Fragen: Existiert das mysteriöse Higgs-Teilchen wirklich? Erstreckt sich der Raum in zusätzliche Dimensionen? Das Buch verhilft dazu, die Entdeckungen der kommenden Jahre mitzuverfolgen und nachzuvollziehen.

Hypnotherapie für Dummies


Author: Mike Bryant,Peter Mabbutt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657568

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

View: 4740

Unter den vielen Therapienformen, die Menschen mit emotionalen Problemen oder stressbedingten Krankheiten helfen, zeigt die noch junge Hypnotherapie erstaunlich schnell große Erfolge. Die erfahrenen Hypnotherapeuten Mike Bryant und Peter Mabbutt erläutern die Wirkung von Entspannungsübungen und positiver Suggestion und zeigen, wie fließend die Grenzen zur Meditation und zum Neurolinguistischen Programmieren sind. Anhand vieler Beispiele erklären sie Ihnen, wie Sie durch Hypnotherapie belastende Gedanken und negatives Verhalten erkennen und ins Positive ändern können.

Die Stadt als Kunstwerk

London, Paris, Wien


Author: Donald J. Olsen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 418

View: 2238