Wings in Orbit

Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010

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Author: Wayne Hale

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160887604

Category: Space shuttles

Page: 553

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"Wings in Orbit" is an authoritative documentation of the many accomplishments of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Starting with a foreword written by astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, this compelling book provides accurate, authentic and easily understood accounts from NASA's best subject matter experts and external resources. The book captures the passion of those who devoted their energies to the Program's success for more than three decades. It focuses on their science and engineering accomplishments, the rich history of the program and the shuttle as an icon in U.S. history. No other book on the market has accumulated as many experts and resources on this subject nor broken it down in such easy to understand language with compelling imagery. With the Shuttle Program coming to a close, consumers will be inclined to purchase this book as it provides comprehensive information on this historic program as it ends its 30 year run. The promotions for this book will definitely benefit from the publicity of this historic event.

Wings In Orbit

Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010

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Author: Wayne Hale,National Aeronautics and Space Administration,Helen Lane,Government Printing Office,Kamlesh Lulla,Gail Chapline

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 553

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Explains how the space shuttle works and describes a shuttle trip from lift-off to touchdown.

After Apollo?

Richard Nixon and the American Space Program

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Author: John M. Logsdon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137438541

Category: History

Page: 356

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Once the United States landed on the moon in July 1969, it was up to President Nixon to decide what to do in space after Apollo. This book chronicles the decisions he made, including ending space exploration and approving the space shuttle. Those decisions determined the character of the US human space flight program for the next forty years.

Handbook of Nutrition and Food, Third Edition

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Author: Carolyn D. Berdanier,Johanna T. Dwyer,David Heber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466505729

Category: Medical

Page: 1136

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The new edition of the Handbook of Nutrition and Food follows the format of the bestselling earlier editions, providing a reference guide for many of the issues on health and well being that are affected by nutrition. Completely revised, the third edition contains 20 new chapters, 50 percent new figures, and updates to most of the previously existing chapters. Part I is devoted to food, including its composition, constituents, labeling, and analysis. There is also a chapter on the laws that regulate food and its protection. Part II focuses on nutrition as a science, covering basic terminology, nutritional biochemistry, nutrition and genetics, food intake regulation, and micronutrients. This section also includes a chapter on the nutritional needs of nonhuman species and a chapter on finding mouse models for human disease studies. Part III discusses the nutrient needs of humans, from infants to older adults, as well as needs under special circumstances, such as elite athletes, vegetarians, and space travelers. Part IV addresses assessment of nutrient intake adequacy. Part V examines clinical nutrition, from assessments in the clinic setting through the many conditions that are likely to be presented in a medical practice. New to this edition: More websites cited for accessing large data sets A complete chapter on food intake regulation Several chapters relating to the legal aspects of food (food law, food labeling) Additional focus on food sanitation and food safety Expanded coverage of drugs and nutrition Integration of major health issues with a significant number of new disease chapters, including nutrition and immune function, dental health, renal disease, brain function, frail elderly and hospitalized patients, and food addiction and obesity New chapters on nutrition and genetics, which include epigenetics and polymorphism–nutrient interactions

Loss of Signal

Aeromedical Lessons Learned from the Sts-107 Columbia Space Shuttle Mishap

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Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration,Philip C. Stepaniak,Helen Woods Lane

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160923876

Category: Medical

Page: 183

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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRODUCT-- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price"Loss of Signal", a NASA publication (to be available in May 2014) presents the aeromedical lessons learned from the Columbia accident that will enhance crew safety and survival on human space flight missions. These lessons were presented to limited audiences at three separate Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) conferences: in 2004 in Anchorage, Alaska, on the causes of the accident; in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri, on the response, recovery, and identification aspects of the investigation; and in 2011, again in Anchorage, Alaska, on future implications for human space flight. As we embark on the development of new spacefaring vehicles through both government and commercial efforts, the NASA Johnson Space Center Human Health and Performance Directorate is continuing to make this information available to a wider audience engaged in the design and development of future space vehicles." Loss of Signal" summarizes and consolidates the aeromedical impacts of the Columbia mishap process-the response, recovery, identification, investigative studies, medical and legal forensic analysis, and future preparation that are needed to respond to spacecraft mishaps. The goal of this book is to provide an account of the aeromedical aspects of the Columbia accident and the investigation that followed, and to encourage aerospace medical specialists to continue to capture information, learn from it, and improve procedures and spacecraft designs for the safety of future crews. This poster presents an outline of "Loss of Signal" contents and highlights from each of five sections - the mission and mishap, the response, the investigation, the analysis and the future. Related products: NASA's First 50 Years: Historical Perspectives: NASA 50 Anniversary Proceedings can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01336-1Leadership in Space: Selected Speeches of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, May 2005-October 2008 can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01314-1Revolutionary Atmosphere: The Story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and the Space Power Chambers can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01342-6"

NASA Spaceflight

A History of Innovation

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Author: Roger D. Launius,Howard E. McCurdy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331960113X

Category: Science

Page: 402

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This book presents the first comprehensive history of innovation at NASA, bringing together experts in the field to illuminate how public-private and international partnerships have fueled new ways of exploring space since the beginning of space travel itself. Twelve case studies trace the messy, risky history of such partnerships, exploring the role of AT&T in the early development of satellite technology, the connections between the Apollo program and Silicon Valley, the rise of SpaceX, and more. Some of these projects have succeeded, and some have failed; all have challenged conventional methods of doing the public’s business in space. Together, these essays offer new insights into how innovation happens, with invaluable lessons for policymakers, investors, economists, and members of the space community.

Imagining Flight

Aviation and Popular Culture

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Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585443000

Category: Transportation

Page: 206

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Imagining Flight is a history of the air age as the rest of us have experienced it: on the pages of books, the screens of movie theaters, and the front pages of newspapers. It focuses on the United States, but also contrasts American ideas and attitudes with those of other air-minded nations, including Britain, France, Germany and Japan.

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Author: James E. David,David H. DeVorkin,Hunter Hollins,Thomas Lassman,Roger D. Launius,Stuart W. Leslie

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1627882030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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DIVA beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum./divDIV /divDIVThroughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth’s cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology—such as Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery—this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM’s most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe . . . but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far./div

Anatomy and Physiology - E-Book

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Author: Kevin T. Patton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323316875

Category: Medical

Page: 1264

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Anatomy and Physiology - E-Book

Radiology of the Orbit and Visual Pathways E-Book

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Author: Jonathan J Dutton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710679

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Dr. Jonathan J. Dutton, a world leader in orbital surgery, presents Radiology of the Orbit and Visual Pathways. This new and unique diagnostic guide offers expert advice on the full spectrum of uses of CT and MRI, the two core methods of radiologic imaging of the orbit. An atlas style approach provides the essential text you need to accurately diagnose over 120 of the more common disorders you’ll come across in your daily routine, and over 1,100 lavish illustrations enhance your visual guidance. Covering the entire visual pathways from the eye to the occipital cortex, you’ll gain thorough knowledge of normal anatomy and how it compares to pathologic findings to confidently diagnose. • Offers expert guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of CT and MRI and discusses the correct application of each, so you can choose the most appropriate technology for the most accurate diagnosis for more than 120 disorders. • Uses an atlas-style approach, illustrating the full spectrum of scanning available for each disorder and includes 1,100 images to help you better identify, recognize, and understand the complete variations of each disease. • Presents clear and concise artwork that illustrates the mechanics of each imaging protocol making difficult concepts easy to grasp and explains the physics behind each technology to help you understand how and why various imaging techniques apply to specific lesions. • Illustrates the normal anatomic structures in the orbit and brain to compare against pathologic presentations for better understanding of disease.