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Space Exploration

Author : Joseph Harris
ISBN : 1433919893
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 84.3 MB
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Examines the role of technology in space exploration, including information on the politics of space travel, the realities of living in space, economic factors, and ideas for the future.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Benefits Of Spaceflight And Space Exploration

Author : Jason Porterfield
ISBN : 9781680486643
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 35.61 MB
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"For millennia, humanity has looked to the stars with wonder and longing. The dream of taking flight and exploring the solar system was realized in the 1950s, when the first satellites and manned orbital missions were launched. Humans continue to send scientific instruments, telescopes, and astronauts into space in an effort to learn more about the universe and about Earth. This book will explain the practical and scientific benefits of space exploration, from tracking climate change to global cooperation through shared research."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Overview Effect

Author : Frank White
ISBN : 1563472600
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 49.64 MB
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Using interviews with and writings by 30 astronauts and cosmonauts, Frank White shows how experiences such as circling the Earth every 90 minutes and viewing it from the moon have profoundly affected our space travelers perceptions of themselves, their world, and the future. He shows how the rest of us, who have participated imaginatively in these great adventures, have also been affected psychologically by them. He provides a powerful rationale for space exploration and settlement, describing them as the inevitable next steps in the evolution of human society and human consciousness, as the activities most likely to bring a new perspective to the problems of life on Earth. White goes on to consider the possible consequences of a human presence in space, both for the pioneers who settle there and for those who remain on Earth. He imagines how having a permanent perspective from outer space will affect our politics, our religion, our social relations, our psychology, our economics, and our hard sciences. He confronts the possibility of rebellion by a space colony and of contact with extraterrestrial beings. And, finally, he makes it clear that our fate is in our own hands, that we will shape our future in space effectively only by fashioning a new human space program, free of excessive nationalism and dedicated to the peaceful exploration of the space frontier.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Nasa S Journey To Mars

Author : United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Genre : Mars (Planet)
File Size : 37.54 MB
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This document communicates NASA’s strategy and progress to learn about the Red Planet, to inform us more about our Earth’s past and future, and may help answer whether life exists beyond our home planet. Together with NASA’s partners in academia and commercial enterprises, NASA’s vision is to pioneer Mars and answer some of humanity’s fundamental questions: • Was Mars home to microbial life? Is it today? • Could it be a safe home for humans one day? • What can it teach us about life elsewhere in the cosmos or how life began on Earth? • What can it teach us about Earth’s past, present, and future?
Category: Mars (Planet)

Space Exploration

Author : Christopher Mari
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021844365
Genre : Science
File Size : 41.58 MB
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Reviews the current state of space exploration at the end of the 20th century.
Category: Science

Frontiers Of Space Exploration

Author : Roger D. Launius
ISBN : 0313325243
Genre : History
File Size : 89.74 MB
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Provides information and analysis on all aspects of space exploration with a historical overview, profiles of American and Soviet space pioneers, and a timeline of key events.
Category: History

Gas Dynamics In Space Exploration

Author : NASA-University Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration, Chicago, 1962
ISBN : UVA:X004374037
Genre : Aerodynamic heating
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Category: Aerodynamic heating

Space Exploration

Author : Christine Dugan
ISBN : 0743989597
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 89.53 MB
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A comprehensive look at the history, people, technology, and future of space exploration. This book is at the reading level of 3.6 with a word count of 1133.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Designs On Space

Author : Richard Wagner
ISBN : 9780684856766
Genre : Science
File Size : 88.47 MB
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In inside, illustrated look at the next generation of NASA space probes and missions covers the International Space Station, the manned mission to Mars, and numerous unmanned missions to the outer planets and their moons. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Science