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The Story Of Space Station Mir

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : 0387739777
Genre : Science
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* Details how a succession of Salyut space stations led to the development of Mir. * Depicts Mir’s assembly piece by piece, in space, between 1982 and 1996. * Describes how Mir became an international research laboratory. * Advises how Mir technology went on to form the ‘core modules’ of the ISS. * The definitive account of Mir throughout its life through to de-orbiting in March 2001.
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Off The Planet Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard The Space Station Mir

Author : Jerry M. Linenger
ISBN : 0071378626
Genre : Business & Economics
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“An engrossing report.”—Booklist “Vividly captures the challenges and privations [Dr. Linenger] endured both before and during his flight.”—Library Journal Nothing on earth compares to Off the Planet—Dr. Jerry Linenger’s dramatic account of space exploration turned survival mission during his 132 days aboard the decaying and unstable Russian space station Mir. Not since Apollo 13 has an American astronaut faced so many catastrophic malfunctions and life-threatening emergencies in one mission. In his remarkable narrative, Linenger chronicles power outages that left the crew in complete darkness, tumbling out of control; chemical leaks and near collisions that threatened to rupture Mir’s hull; and most terrifying of all—a raging fire that almost destroyed the space station and the lives of its entire crew.
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The Story Of Manned Space Stations

Author : Philip Baker
ISBN : 9780387684888
Genre : Science
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This book charts the history of manned space stations in a logical, chronological order. It tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their very separate programs, but slowly coming together. It describes rarely mentioned development programs, most of which never flew, including the US Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Soviet Almaz station, and the Soviet Polyus battlestation. The Mir space station was one of the greatest human achievements in modern history, and a thorough telling of its story is essential to this book. This book is the first of its kind to tell the whole story of the manned space stations from the USA and Russia.
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The Mir Space Station

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : UOM:39015040076971
Genre : Science
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This book explores the development and operation of the Mir Space Station over the last ten years, focusing on the engineering technology aspects of constructing and operating an orbital complex designed to be occupied by humans for long periods of time.
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Space Stations

Author : Ernst Messerschmid
ISBN : 354065464X
Genre : Science
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The design of space stations like the recently launched ISS is a highly complex and interdisciplinary task. This book describes component technologies, system integration, and the potential usage of space stations in general and of the ISS in particular. It so adresses students and engineers in space technology. Ernst Messerschmid holds the chair of space systems at the University of Stuttgart and was one of the first German astronauts.
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Mir Space Station Nasa Astronaut Training Manual Complete Details Of Russian Onboard Systems Including History Operations Profile Eva System Payloads And Progress Soyuz Salyut Vehicles

Author : World Spaceflight News
ISBN : 1549719459
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This official NASA document is a reproduction of the actual Mir Space Station astronaut training manual used during the Mir-Shuttle program. Contents include: HISTORY OF MIR COMPLEX * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * INTRODUCTION * SALYUT PROGRAM * BEGINNING OF MIR * KVANT-1 * KVANT-2 * KRISTALL * SOYUZ * PROGRESS * QUESTIONS * OPERATIONS PROFILE * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * GROUND OPERATIONS * Control Center * Mission Preparation * ONBOARD OPERATIONS * MISSION PROFILE * QUESTIONS * STATION COMPONENTS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * MIR * Transfer Compartment * Working Compartment * Nonpressurized Assembly Compartment * Intermediate Compartment * Mir System Support * KVANT-1 ASTROPHYSICS MODULE * Kvant-1 Systems Support * KVANT-2 SCIENTIFIC AND AIRLOCK MODULE * Airlock Capability * System Support * KRISTALL TECHNOLOGICAL MODULE WITH BURAN DOCKING PORT * Instrument/Cargo Compartment * Instrument/Docking Compartment * System Support * SOYUZ-TM SPACECRAFT * Descent Module * Orbital Module * Instrumentation Assembly Module * PROGRESS-M CARGO TRANSPORT * Orbital Compartment * Tanker Compartment * Service Compartment* * COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * * FUNCTIONS OF ONBOARD COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS * ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * INTRODUCTION * FUNCTIONALITY OF EPS * Insolation * During Eclipse * During the transition between eclipse and insolation * Distribution of Power * DESCRIPTION OF EPS SYSTEM * Power Generation * Distribution * ACSSA * Russian/U.S. Comparison * EPS SYSTEM INTERFACES WITH OTHER SYSTEMS * ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SUMMARY * ENVIRONMENTAL AND THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS * MIR COMPLEX ECLSS FUNCTIONALITY * Atmospheric Revitalization * Water Recovery and Management * Atmospheric Control and Supply * Temperature and Humidity Control * Waste Management * Fire Detection and Suppression * CREW HEALTH CARE AND MAN SYSTEMS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * MAN SYSTEMS * Body Waste Management System * Personal Hygienic Systems * Habitability * Countermeasure Devices * Procedures * Drugs * Diets * Radiation Monitoring Equipment * Emergency Medical Treatment Equipment * CREW HEALTH CARE AND MAN SYSTEMS * Section 8 * COMMUNICATIONS, TRACKING, AND DYNAMIC OPERATIONS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * FUNCTIONS OF THE C&T SYSTEM * DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF C&T SYSTEM * Soyuz-TM C&T System Description and Location * Communication and Tracking System Description and Location *GUIDANCE NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * FUNCTIONS OF MIR COMPLEX GN&C SYSTEM * DESCRIPTION OF GN&C SYSTEM * GN&C Sensors * GN&C Effectors * GN&C Hardware/Software Operations * GN&C Modes of Operation * GN&C SYSTEM CAPABILITIES AND CONSTRAINTS * Known Capabilities of the GN&C * STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS * PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES * DOCKING AND BERTHING MECHANISMS * Probe and Drogue Docking Mechanism * Androgynous Docking Mechanism * HATCHES * MECHANICAL ARMS * SOLAR ARRAY MECHANISMS * EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY SYSTEM * SPACE SUIT * MMU * PAYLOADS * Medical/Psychological * Biological * Earth Resources/Atmospheric * Astrophysical * Material Processing This is a print replica reproduction of the original images. It is based on the best available copy and therefore contains the flaws and defects of the original.

The Story Of The Space Shuttle

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : 1852337931
Genre : Science
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In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle, which entered service in 1981, remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. Conceived and designed as a reusable spacecraft to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit, and to supersede expendable launch vehicles, serving as the National Space Transportation System, it now coexists with a new range of commercial rockets. David Harland’s definitive work on the Space Shuttle explains the scientific contribution the Space Shuttle has made to the international space programme, detailing missions to Mir, Hubble and more recently its role in the assembly of the International Space Station. This substantial revision to existing chapters and extension of ‘The Space Shuttle’, following the loss of Columbia, will include a comprehensive account of the run-up to resumption of operations and conclude with a chapter beyond the Shuttle, looking at possible future concepts for a partly or totally reusable space vehicle which are being considered to replace the Shuttle.
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Salyut The First Space Station

Author : Grujica S. Ivanovich
ISBN : 9780387739731
Genre : Science
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This remarkable book gives a comprehensive account of the longest manned space mission of the time. It details for the first time the people involved and the crews assigned to operate the first space station Salyut. The book portrays the selection of the crews, dramatic flights and tragedy of Soyuz 11. Biographies of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts are published for the first time in English. The book relates discussions between the key personnel, and investigates the causes of the tragedy. The book ends with memories of all those affected by the DOS program and the tragedy of Soyuz 11 and looks forward to a continuation of the historic mission of Salyut.
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Challenges Of Human Space Exploration

Author : Marsha Freeman
ISBN : 1852332018
Genre : Science
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This well illustrated, non-technical book focuses on astronauts' descriptions of the human aspects of space exploration, and their attempts to solve both mechanical and interpersonal problems. Based on interviews granted to the author by three astronauts, the book describes the experiments they undertook during the Apollo/Soyuz and Shuttle-Mir programs and the lessons learned from these missions. This book provides unique insight as to how adversity and challenges are overcome in the process of exploration.
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International Space Station Iss Systems Engineering Case Study

Author : Air Force Center for Systems Engineering
ISBN : 1973458209
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This case study on the International Space Station considers what many believe to have been the ultimate international engineering project in history. The initial plans involved the direct participation of 16 nations, 88 launches and over 160 spacewalks-more space activities than NASA had accomplished prior to the 1993 International Space Station decision. Probably more important was the significant leap in System Engineering (SE) execution that would be required to build and operate a multi-national space station. In a short period of time, NASA and its partners had to work out how to integrate culturally different SE approaches, designs, languages and operational perspectives on risk and safety. The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) defines Systems Engineering (SE) as an "interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, and then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem: operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost and schedule, training and support, and disposal." One of the objectives of the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering (AFCSE) is to develop case studies focusing on the application of systems engineering principles within various aerospace programs. The intent of these case studies is to examine a broad spectrum of program types and a variety of learning principles using the Friedman-Sage Framework to guide overall analysis. These cases support practitioners of systems engineering and are also used in the academic instruction in systems engineering within military service academies and at both civilian and military graduate schools. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES * General Systems Engineering Process * Case Studies * Framework for Analysis * ISS Major Learning Principles and Friedman-Sage Matrix * Historical Background * Soviet Space Stations * Skylab * Space Station Freedom * Shuttle-Mir Program * Space Station Freedom Redesign * Budget * Studies/Review Panels * Changes from SSF to ISS * NASA Systems Engineering Environment * NASA Management Approach * NASA Center Approaches * System Engineers and the Experience Chain * Systems Engineering Challenges of the ISS * Systems Engineering Process * International Partners * Safety/Risk approaches * FULL SCALE DEVELOPMENT * Major ISS Modules * Zarya Control Module * Unity Node * Zvezda Service Module * Destiny Laboratory Module * Canadian Space Robotics System * Quest Joint Airlock * Russian Pirs Docking Compartment * Columbus Laboratory * Kibo Japanese Experimental Laboratory * Cupola * Russian Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module * Multi-Purpose Logistics Module * Launch Services * Shuttle * Russian Vehicles * Japanese Projects * European Projects * Commercial Capabilities * Development Challenges * Technology Readiness and Obsolescence * Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment * Russian Contribution and Risk * Spiral Construction Approach and Multi-configuration issues * Computer Hardware and Software * Power Systems * Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) Protection * Test and Integration * Execution Issues * Unrealistic Estimates for Cost and Schedule * Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act * ISS Logistical Support * Handling a Major Computer Failure * Transportation * Anomaly Resolution and the Columbia Accident * Major Risks to the ISS * Long Term Outlook * Lessons Learned * ACRONYMS * SPACELAB MISSIONS * PHASE ONE-SHUTTLE-MIR MISSIONS * MISSION SUMMARIES

Outposts On The Frontier

Author : Jay Chladek
ISBN : 9780803222922
Genre : History
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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.
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Author : David J. Shayler
ISBN : 185233407X
Genre : Science
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Between May 1973 and February 1974 three teams of astronauts increased the American space endurance record from 14 days, set in 1965, to three months aboard the Skylab space station in missions lasting 28, 59 and 84 days. American astronauts did not surpass these records for over 20 years until the NASA Mir missions began in 1995. Skylab evolved from plans to use Apollo lunar hardware for extended scientific missions in Earth orbit, becoming a platform for research in solar science, stellar astronomy, space physics, earth resources, life and material sciences. Skylab was where Americans first learned the skill of truly living and working in space, even offering students the chance to fly their own experiments on a manned spacecraft. In Skylab - Americas Space Station, David Shayler chronicles the evolution of the station, its infrastructure on the ground including astronaut training, each of the three manned missions, summary of results, achievements and the lessons learned. The creation of the International Space Station is the real legacy of Skylab as American astronauts once again embark on extended missions around the Earth.
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U S Russian Cooperation In Space

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ISBN : 9781428920453
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The recent broad political rapprochement between the United States and the nations of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) has transformed the environment for cooperation on space projects, and led to cooperative programs in space with Russia and other FSU states that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Chief among these are the high-profile human spaceflight cooperative activities involving the Space Shuttle-Space Station Mir dockings and the International Space Station. This report surveys the potential benefits and drawbacks of expanded cooperation with Russia and other nations of the FSU in space activities, and examines the impacts of closer cooperation on U.S. industry and U.S. national security concerns. Such cooperation has begun to yield scientific, technological, political, and economic benefits to the United States. However, the political and economic risks of cooperating with the Russians are higher than with the United States' traditional partners in space. Cooperation in robotic space science and earth remote sensing is proceeding well, within the stringent limits of current Russian (and U.S.) space budgets. Including Russia in the International Space Station program provides technical and political benefits to the space station partners, but placing the Russian contribution in the critical path to completion also poses programmatic and political risks. The report notes that much of the motivation for the expansion of cooperation with Russia lies beyond programmatic considerations.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

The Continuing Story Of The International Space Station

Author : Peter Bond
ISBN : 185233567X
Genre : Science
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The first era of spaceflight and exploration was a race between rivals. With the advent of the International Space Station a new era of international cooperation is with us. Peter Bond explores the challenges and achievements of the ISS so far.
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The History Of Space Exploration

Author : Greg Moskal
ISBN : 0823989623
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Gives facts about the history of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station, and shows how to use a timeline to organize the information and learn more.
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A History Of Space Flight

Author : Eugene Morlock Emme
ISBN : UCAL:B4408717
Genre : Aeronautica
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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.
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Nutrition In Spaceflight And Weightlessness Models

Author : Helen W. Lane
ISBN : 0849385679
Genre : Medical
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Tens of thousands of miles above Earth's atmosphere, orbiting this planet like pieces from a child's giant erector set, NASA's massive International Space Station slowly takes shape. When completed, as many as 16 countries will provide crew members for this orbiting international community. But while this will not be the first extended stay of humans in space-Skylab, Mir Space Station, and Shuttle-Mir missions all involved extended-stay periods-it will give birth to some new questions about one of space exploration's biggest concerns: providing adequate nutrition essential to good physical and mental health in space. Nutrition in Spaceflight and Weightlessness Models consolidates nutritional observations from 38 years of human spaceflight. It is a compilation of nutritional knowledge and accomplishments from the early 1970's to the recent Shuttle-MIR program. It provides basic nutritional concepts, as well as broad coverage, of the effect of space and weightlessness on nutrition status and physiology. Nutrition in Spaceflight and Weightlessness Models addresses the utility of ground-based weightlessness simulations; the role of electrolytes, calcium, protein, iron, and micronutrients in optimal nutrition; and energy utilization by space crews. The book also explores regenerative life-support and food systems for space and planetary missions; the results of basic research in metabolism that illustrate the physiological changes that occur during spaceflight; new concepts and recommendations for astronaut nutrition in future spaceflights; and, the lab capabilities of the International Space Station.
Category: Medical

Shuttle Mir

Author : Clay Morgan
ISBN : UIUC:30112032829282
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics