Becoming A Spacewalker My Journey To The Stars

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Becoming A Spacewalker

Author : Jerry L. Ross
ISBN : 9781612493596
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This nonfiction picture book is a children's version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross's autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 7-12. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space. The thirty-two-page book is illustrated with personal photos and memorabilia. It is formatted into twenty-three narratives organized in chronological order illustrating events and experiences in Ross's life. Pages attractively interweave photos and text while prompts encourage readers to engage in in the story. Ross possessed specific character traits that helped him make choices and overcome obstacles as he struggled against the odds to realize his dream: curiosity, persistence, and believing in oneself. As the story unfolds and readers begin to make personal connections with Ross, his approach to problem solving and working through setbacks provides a powerful example for children. Content area concepts are integrated throughout the story, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering, math, visual literacy, financial literacy, geography, flight, and the race to space. Gravity, for example, is a major theme illustrated within the content of the story. Online guides for teachers using the book in a classroom setting (third to fourth grade recommended) are linked to throughout.A map of the United States on the inside front cover invites children to follow the path of Ross's journey from Crown Point, Indiana, to Kennedy Space Center. A timeline on the inside back cover compares and contrasts benchmark events in Ross's life and career with important events in flight and space travel history. Further electronic materials are available at www.jerrylross.com.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Assembling And Supplying The Iss

Author : David J. Shayler
ISBN : 9783319404431
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The creation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) is a milestone in space exploration. But without the Space Shuttle, it would have remained an impossible dream. Assembling and Supplying the ISS is the story of how, between 1998 and 2011, the Shuttle became the platform which enabled the construction and continued operation of the primary scientific research facility in Earth orbit. Fulfilling an objective it had been designed to complete decades before, 37 Shuttle missions carried the majority of the hardware needed to build the ISS and then acted as a ferry and supply train for early resident crews to the station. Building upon the decades of development and experience described in the companion volume Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations: Early Docking Technologies from Concept to Implementation, this book explores • a purpose-built hardware processing facility • challenging spacewalking objectives • extensive robotic operations • undocking a unmanned orbiter The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Wings Of Their Dreams

Author : John Norberg
ISBN : 9781612496108
Genre : Transportation
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Throughout 100-plus years of flight, Purdue University has propelled unique contributions from pioneer educators, aviators, and engineers who flew balloons into the stratosphere, barnstormed the countryside, helped break the sound barrier, and left footprints in lunar soil. Wings of Their Dreams follows the flight plans and footsteps of aviation's pioneers and trailblazers across the twentieth century, a path from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond. The book reminds readers that the first and last men to land on the moon first trekked across the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus on their journeys into the heavens and history. This is the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, danger, and promise. It is the story of the human spirit taking flight, entwined with Purdue's legacy in aviation's history.
Category: Transportation

The Goldilocks Zone

Author : Laura La Bella
ISBN : 9781499463026
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The search for life in other worlds begins with the search for a habitable planet. This book explores the “Goldilocks Zone,” a defined area that is perfect for harboring life in our universe. Readers will find out how scientists are finding habitable planets by using terrestrial and orbiting telescopes to search these regions. Readers will also get to know how extreme zones on Earth are helping scientists redefine their concept of “habitable” and what kind of life we might find. Fascinating full-color photographs and artist renderings from NASA illustrate this fascinating hunt.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Spacewalker

Author : Jerry Lynn Ross
ISBN : 9781612492322
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 75.85 MB
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From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. From his childhood in rural Indiana, through education at Purdue University, and a career in the US Air Force, Ross charted a path to NASA after overcoming many setbacks-from failing to qualify for Air Force pilot training because of \"bad\" eyesight, to an initial failure to be selected into the astronaut program. The majority of the book is an insider's account of the US Space Shuttle program, including the unforgettable experience of launch, the delights of weightless living, and the challenges of constructing the International Space Station. Ross is a uniquely qualified narrator. During seven spaceflights, he spent 1,393 hours in space, including 58 hours and 18 minutes on nine space walks. Life on the ground is also described, including the devastating experiences of the Challenger and Columbia disasters. For readers who have followed the space program from Mercury through the International Space Station and wonder what comes next, this book provides fascination; for young people interested in space exploration and reaching for their dreams, whatever they might be, this book provides inspiration. Full of stories of spaceflight that few humans have ever experienced, told with humor and honesty, Spacewalker presents a unique perspective on the hard work, determination, and faith necessary to travel beyond this world. Key Points: -An insider's account of the US Space Shuttle program, from before its first launch through the final landing, and the building of the International Space Station. -A firsthand account of life in space from the first human to fly seven missions. -An inspirational story of a personal journey from rural Indiana to outer space, powered by a deep Christian faith.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Spacewalker

Author : Jerry L. Ross
ISBN : 9781612493060
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49.25 MB
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From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. From his childhood in rural Indiana, through education at Purdue University, and a career in the US Air Force, Ross charted a path to NASA after overcoming many setbacks-from failing to qualify for Air Force pilot training because of \"bad\" eyesight, to an initial failure to be selected into the astronaut program. The majority of the book is an insider's account of the US Space Shuttle program, including the unforgettable experience of launch, the delights of weightless living, and the challenges of constructing the International Space Station. Ross is a uniquely qualified narrator. During seven spaceflights, he spent 1,393 hours in space, including 58 hours and 18 minutes on nine space walks. Life on the ground is also described, including the devastating experiences of the Challenger and Columbia disasters. For readers who have followed the space program from Mercury through the International Space Station and wonder what comes next, this book provides fascination; for young people interested in space exploration and reaching for their dreams, whatever they might be, this book provides inspiration. Full of stories of spaceflight that few humans have ever experienced, told with humor and honesty, Spacewalker presents a unique perspective on the hard work, determination, and faith necessary to travel beyond this world. Key Points: -An insider's account of the US Space Shuttle program, from before its first launch through the final landing, and the building of the International Space Station. -A firsthand account of life in space from the first human to fly seven missions. -An inspirational story of a personal journey from rural Indiana to outer space, powered by a deep Christian faith.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Cord Of Three Strands

Author : Adam Holt
ISBN : 1986814122
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The third installment in this astronaut-recommended space adventure has finally arrived! A Cord of Three Strands is the story of Tully the adventurer, Sunjay the rebel, and Tabitha the spy. Separated by time, space, and circumstances, these three are united in their fight against the Ascendant, who have at last achieved their goal... Earthfall. "We are the Ascendant. We always rise." The Ascendant have claimed the best of the Earth for themselves and made refugees of us all. Some resist, but are now in a struggle to keep the Ascendant from activating a deadly weapon that will obliterate them. The Fourth Horseman. And Tully Harper? He is nowhere to be found. He and his sidekick Little Bacon are a billion miles from Earth, trying to save a hidden civilization on a very real moon in our solar system. If he's ever to return to Earth, he must save the moon as well as himself from "the Gift" of the Lord Ascendant, which is trying to destroy him from the inside out. Even if he does, can he return before the Fourth Horseman is activated? The entire case of characters makes a return in A Cord of Three Strands, including Little Bacon, Queen Envy, Gallant Trackman, and an army of Lincoln Sawyers. New characters are introduced, too: Hemlock the Padder, Wonder Most High, Ixion the Black Staff, and the Messenger, whose mysterious origins could turn the tide in in the struggle against the Ascendant. "Tully's enthusiasm for space travel and commitment to his friends sends this story deep into our solar system. It's a quirky, fun book that also manages to treat space travel seriously." - Col. Jerry Ross, astronaut and author of Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars
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The Diaries Of Harriet Hattie Dillabaugh 1889 1940

Author : Jerry Lynn Ross
ISBN : 1508678952
Genre : Baker City (Or.)
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Harriet "Hattie" B. (nee Reigart) Dillabaugh was born on August 5, 1856, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Adam Wager Reigart and Mary (nee Bender) Reigart. She married Daniel B. Dillabaugh on October 17, 1888, in Lander, Wyoming Territory. Daniel was born near Kilmarnoc, Ontario Province, Canada, fought in the Civil War, served in the U.S. Calvary, helped build the Transcontinental Railroad, and was a gold prospector. Hattie died December 12, 1945, in Portland, Oregon.Her fourteen diaries, containing nearly daily entries, commenced on February 23, 1889, in Miner's Delight, Wyoming Territory. Hattie chronicled early married life in Miner's Delight, traveling from Miner's Delight to Chehalis, Washington Territory, by horse and wagon following the Oregon Trail, and later traveling from Tacoma, Washington, to Baker City, Oregon. Hattie and Dan lived in Baker City from 1892 to 1915, and then lived in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. The last diary entry was made on July 5, 1940, in Portland, Oregon. Hattie's diaries contain a wealth of information for historians, genealogists, and those just interested in what it was like to live in the early years of the northwestern United States. Watching Halley's Comet and an eclipse of the moon on the same night, seeing Buffalo Bill's show coming to town and the Liberty Bell passing through Baker City on a train; learning of President McKinley's assassination, and going to the airport to wait for Charles Lindbergh to land are just some of the historical events Hattie witnessed and wrote about.The appendices of the book include the genealogies of the Reigart, Bender, Dillabaugh, and Lake families; letters that Dan Dillabaugh wrote during and after the Civil War; a newspaper article about the gold prospecting trip that Hattie's husband and son were on in Honduras; and two of son Clyde's diaries.The compiler of these diaries is a former Space Shuttle astronaut who set the current world record for the number of space flights flown. He is fascinated by the pioneering spirit displayed by this brother and sister-in-law of his great-great grandfather. Colonel Ross is equally excited to have discovered his genealogical connection to the Wright Brothers. Exploring and adventure seem to run deep in his family tree.
Category: Baker City (Or.)

Astronomy Now

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ISBN : UOM:39015049399846
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy

The Pakistan Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B3249040
Genre : English periodicals
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Category: English periodicals

A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : R. W. Burchfield
ISBN : UVA:X000993621
Genre : English language
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These volumes replace the 1933 Supplement to the OED. The vocabulary treated is that which came into use during the publication of the successive sections of the main Dictionary -- that is, between 1884, when the first fascicle of the letter A was published, and 1928, when the final section of the Dictionary appeared -- together with accessions to the English language in Britain and abroad from 1928 to the present day. Nearly all the material in the 1933 Supplement has been retained here, though in revised form (Preface).
Category: English language

Carrying The Fire

Author : Michael Collins
ISBN : 9781760786618
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history. In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his involvement in Project Gemini and his first spaceflight on Gemini 10. He presents an evocative picture of the famous Apollo 11 spacewalk, detailing the joys of flight and a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing, Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins is the utterly absorbing and truly compelling classic account of what it was like to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Category: Biography & Autobiography