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Space Shuttle Legacy

Author : Roger D. Launius
ISBN : 1624102166
Genre : Science
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For the first time in its 30-year history, the NASA Space Shuttle program is chronicled in precise detail, with a focus on the major aspects of the Space Shuttle History.
Category: Science

Legacy Of The Space Shuttle Program

Author : Steven J. Sullivan
ISBN : 1289260206
Genre :
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This slide presentation reviews many of the innovations from Kennedy Space Center engineering for ground operations that were made during the shuttle program. The innovations are in the areas of detection, image analysis, protective equipment, software development and communications.

Wings In Orbit

Author : Wayne Hale
ISBN : 0160887607
Genre : Space shuttles
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Explains how the space shuttle works and describes a shuttle trip from lift-off to touchdown.
Category: Space shuttles

Wings In Orbit

Author : Wayne Hale
ISBN : UCSD:31822038343604
Genre : Science
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Explains how the space shuttle works and describes a shuttle trip from lift-off to touchdown.
Category: Science

Wings In Orbit

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ISBN : 0160868475
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price 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. Other related products: NASA's Contributions to Aeronautics, Vols. 1-2 is available here: https: // Leadership in Space: Selected Speeches of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, May 2005-October 2008 is available here: https: // Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle --ePub format is available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore-- Please use ISBN: 9780160915604 to search for this title in their platform. Revolutionary Atmosphere: The Story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and the Space Power Chambers is available here: https: // Other products produced by NASA can be found here: https: //
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1542768675
Genre :
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*Includes pictures *Profiles the origins of the mission and what went wrong *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents In the decades after the Apollo program, American space shuttles flew over 130 missions and successfully completed over 98% of them, but unfortunately, the two most famous missions were the ones that ended tragically aboard the Challenger and Columbia. The Space Shuttle Challenger was the most heavily used space shuttle in the three years it was operational, carrying the first minority astronaut and woman astronaut into space. Challenger was also the first space shuttle to complete a landing at night. On the morning of January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched for the 10th time, beginning mission STS-51-L. Space shuttles had already successfully completed 24 missions, and no American spacecraft had ever failed to reach orbit during an official mission. On this mission, the Challenger was carrying a satellite for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites system, which was to be deployed in orbit. The crew included Ronald McNair, who had already been the second African-American in space, and Ellison Onizuka, who had already been the first Asian-American astronaut in space. But the highlight of the mission was to be the "NASA Teacher in Space Project," in which a civilian teacher would give teaching lessons to his or her class while onboard the space shuttle. The winner of the competition was Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher in Concord, New Hampshire, who wrote a winning essay and had to undergo a year of astronaut training before that fateful day. It was a beautiful morning, and many spectators came to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch, including McAuliffe's parents and her students. Several news networks were carrying live broadcasts of the launch, including live shots of McAuliffe's parents as they watched the Challenger liftoff. Mission Control's transmissions to the Challenger were being blared over loudspeakers to give spectators a play-by-play of the shuttle's ascent. Ascent seemed to be going normally during the first minute, but about 75 seconds into the ascent, a plastic O-ring used to seal a joint in one of the solid rocket boosters failed, causing a breach of hot gas. That gas spread to the other rocket booster and the external fuel tank, causing an explosion. When the spectators saw the explosion, many of them started cheering, unaware of what was really happening. But Mission Control quickly announced that there had been some sort of problem, and the crowd became confused and then panicky as the space shuttle, fuel tank and rocket boosters all broke apart and flew in opposite directions. Some cameras fixed on the falling debris as it fell to the ocean, while others stayed focused on McAuliffe's parents. The entire crew was killed in the explosion, and investigations concluded that they may have survived until crashing into the ocean. After the Challenger disaster, the space shuttles were grounded for about two years, and a commission issued findings that would be used in an effort to prevent similar tragedies. The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: The History and Legacy of NASA's Most Notorious Tragedy chronicles the disaster from the origins of its mission to what went so terribly wrong. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Challenger like never before.

Memories Of The Apollo And Space Shuttle Programs

Author : Lawrence Korb
ISBN : 9781681398259
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I have had the privilege of being an engineer who worked on both the Apollo and Space Shuttle Orbiter Programs for more than forty-five years. It has been a fascinating and rewarding experience, along with its share of pressures and disappointments. Come take this exciting journey with me. In this book, I present the contributions of thirty key scientists who, over a period of 2,500 years, made the Moon visit possible in my lifetime. I review the birth of the Space Age, early Russian do
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Spaceflight In The Shuttle Era And Beyond

Author : Valerie Neal
ISBN : 9780300227987
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An exploration of the changing conceptions of the Space Shuttle program and a call for a new vision of spaceflight. The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her career examining the Space Shuttle program, uses this iconic vehicle to question over four decades’ worth of thinking about, and struggling with, the meaning of human spaceflight. She examines the ideas, images, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, journalists, and others sought to communicate rationales for, or critiques of, the Space Shuttle missions. At times concurrently, the Space Shuttle was billed as delivery truck and orbiting science lab, near-Earth station and space explorer, costly disaster and pinnacle of engineering success. The book’s multidisciplinary approach reveals these competing depictions to examine the meaning of the spaceflight enterprise. Given the end of the Space Shuttle flights in 2011, Neal makes an appeal to reframe spaceflight once again to propel humanity forward. “Neal may be the one person who knows the space shuttle program better than the astronauts who flew this iconic vehicle. Her book casts new light on the program, exploring its cultural significance through a thoughtful analysis. As one who lived this history, I gained much from her broader perspective and deep insights.”—Kathryn D. Sullivan, retired NASA astronaut and former Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “A much needed look at how to create a cultural narrative for human spaceflight that resonates with millennials rather than the Apollo generation. Quite valuable.”—Marcia Smith, Editor,
Category: Technology & Engineering

Space Shuttle Requirements Operations And Future Plans

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications
ISBN : UOM:39015010435520
Genre : Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
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Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

The Space Shuttle Program

Author : Davide Sivolella
ISBN : 9783319549460
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book tells the story of the Space Shuttle in its many different roles as orbital launch platform, orbital workshop, and science and technology laboratory. It focuses on the technology designed and developed to support the missions of the Space Shuttle program. Each mission is examined, from both the technical and managerial viewpoints. Although outwardly identical, the capabilities of the orbiters in the late years of the program were quite different from those in 1981. Sivolella traces the various improvements and modifications made to the shuttle over the years as part of each mission story. Technically accurate but with a pleasing narrative style and simple explanations of complex engineering concepts, the book provides details of many lesser known concepts, some developed but never flown, and commemorates the ingenuity of NASA and its partners in making each Space Shuttle mission push the boundaries of what we can accomplish in space.Using press kits, original papers, newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs and interviews, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of the shuttle’s many missions and will refocus interest on a remarkable flying machine and space program that is often pushed to the background.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Nasa Space Shuttle

Author : Piers Bizony
ISBN : 9780760370049
Genre : History
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Rare photography and stunning artworks illustrate the history of NASA’s Space Shuttle program from 1981 to 2011, providing an unprecedented look at the missions, equipment, and astronauts.
Category: History

The Laird Legacy

Author : Dale Van Atta
ISBN : 0981570704
Genre : Cabinet officers
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Focuses on Laird's legacy, revealing his central and often unrecognized role in managing the crisis of national identity sparked by the Vietnam War.
Category: Cabinet officers

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster In American History

Author : Suzanne Lieurance
ISBN : 0766014193
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the preparations for the last flight of the Challenger, the reasons why it exploded, and the effect of the disaster on American space efforts, outlines the Teacher in Space program, and profiles the seven astronauts killed.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Richard A. Schaefer
ISBN : UCLA:L0061148938
Genre : Heart
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Category: Heart

The Legacy Of John Mcdonogh

Author : G. Leighton Ciravolo
ISBN : UOM:39015056156584
Genre : Louisiana
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Presents the complexities of the man and the popular misunderstanding that surrounded him during his lifetime and even today.
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Aeronautical Engineering

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ISBN : UIUC:30112105125857
Genre : Aeronautics
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A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system and announced in Scientific and technical aerospace reports (STAR) and International aerospace abstracts (IAA)
Category: Aeronautics

Animals In Space

Author : Colin Burgess
ISBN : 9780387496788
Genre : Science
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This book is as a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations, but principally the United States and the Soviet Union. It explores the ways in which animal high-altitude and space flight research impacted on space flight biomedicine and technology, and how the results - both successful and disappointing - allowed human beings to then undertake that same hazardous journey with far greater understanding and confidence. This complete and authoritative book will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.
Category: Science