Reference Guide to the International Space Station


Author: Gary Kitmacher
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781470028114
Category:
Page: 140
View: 3941
The International Space Station (ISS) is a great international, technological, and political achievement. It is the latest step in humankind's quest to explore and live in space. The research done on the ISS may advance our knowledge in various areas of science, enable us to improve life on this planet, and give us the experience and increased understanding that can eventually equip us to journey to other worlds. As a result of the Station s complexity, few understand its configuration, its design and component systems, or the complex operations required in its construction and operation. This book provides high-level insight into the ISS. The ISS is in orbit today, operating with a crew of three. Its assembly will continue through 2010. As the ISS grows, its capabilities will increase, thus requiring a larger crew. Currently, 16 countries are involved in this venture. The sophisticated procedures required in the Station's construction and operation are presented in Amazing 3D Graphics generated by NASA 104 pages of spectacularly detailed color graphics the Space Station as you've never seen it before!

    • Science

Reference Guide to the International Space Station


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160930188
Category: Science
Page: 114
View: 3413
Assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) is a remarkable achievement. Since November 2, 2000, humankind has maintained a continuous presence in space. Over this timespan, the ISS International Partnership has flourished. We have learned much about construction and about how humans and spacecraft systems function on orbit. But there is much more to do and learn, and this voyage of research and discovery is just beginning. We now shift our focus from ISS assembly to full ISS utilization for scientific research, technology development, exploration, commerce, and education. We need to approach this next research phase with the same dedication, zeal, and innovation that we used to assemble the ISS. United States research concentrates on biology, human research, physical science and materials, Earth and space science, and technology for exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. As a national laboratory, the ISS is beginning to provide new opportunities for other agencies, academia, and commercial and other partners to pursue novel avenues of research and development, and to promote science, technology, engineering, and math education. We cannot now foresee all that may be uncovered on this voyage, but we look forward to the voyage and returning knowledge to extend the human presence beyond and improve life here on Earth. Students interested in math fields, plus engineering, physical science, human research, biology, and space science may be interested in this work. Additionally, professionals in these areas, especially scientists will be most interested in this volume that covers the advancement of math and science education. Other related products: Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010 -- Hardcover format can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01347-7; ePub format can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-300-00007-7; MOBI format can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-300-00008-5 A Researcher's Guide to: International Space Station Microbial Research --paperback format can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01370-1NASA's Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/033-000-01376-1 Other resources published by NASA can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/550"

    • History

Frontiers of Space Exploration


Author: Roger D. Launius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313325243
Category: History
Page: 245
View: 2778
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.

    • Business & Economics

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316253049
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 6811
Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it. In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Endurance

My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1524731609
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 1792
NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

    • Space stations

The International Space Station

Operating an Outpost in the New Frontier
Author: Robert C. Dempsey
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160943898
Category: Space stations
Page: 402
View: 8838
Looks at the operations of the International Space Station from the perspective of the Houston flight control team, under the leadership of NASA's flight directors, who authored the book. The book provides insight into the vast amount of time and energy that these teams devote to the development, planning and integration of a mission before it is executed. The passion and attention to detail of the flight control team members, who are always ready to step up when things do not go well, is a hallmark of NASA human spaceflight operations. With tremendous support from the ISS program office and engineering community, the flight control team has made the International Space Station and the programs before it a success.

    • Photography

Hello, Is This Planet Earth?

My View from the International Space Station
Author: Tim Peake
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316512761
Category: Photography
Page: 8
View: 5984
The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk--and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here. Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts. Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?" With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.

    • Science

International Space Station - Benefits for Humanity


Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration,Tracy L. Thumm,Julie A. Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781480279766
Category: Science
Page: 90
View: 2856
Almost as soon as the International Space Station was habitable, researchers began using it to study the impact of microgravity and other space effects on several aspects of our daily lives. This unique scientific platform continues to enable researchers from all over the world to put their talents to work on innovative experiments that could not be done anywhere else. Although each space station partner has distinct agency goals for station research, each partner shares a unified goal to extend the resulting knowledge for the betterment of humanity. We may not know yet what will be the most important discovery gained from the space station, but we already have some amazing breakthroughs! In the areas of human health, telemedicine, education and observations of Earth from space, there are already demonstrated benefits to human life. Vaccine development research, station-generated images that assist with disaster relief and farming, and education programs that inspire future scientists, engineers and space explorers are just some examples of research benefits. This book summarizes the scientific, technological and educational accomplishments of research on the space station that has had and will continue to have an impact on life on Earth. The benefits outlined here serve as examples of the space station's potential as a groundbreaking scientific research facility. Through advancing the state of scientific knowledge of our planet, looking after our health, and providing a space platform that inspires and educates the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, these benefits will drive the legacy of the space station as its research strengthens economies and enhances the quality of life here on Earth for all people.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The International Space Station


Author: David Baker,Heather Kissock
Publisher: AV2 by Weigl
ISBN: 9781489658241
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
View: 1547
This series examines the history and science of space exploration. It also delves into the careers and technological advancements associated with this exciting field of study.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Space Station Science

Life in Free Fall
Author: Marianne J. Dyson
Publisher: Windward Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780893170592
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 6982
Describes space stations with emphasis on the International Space Station, the training and activities of its crew, and the conditions that exist on it, including weightlessness, and the dangers of radiation and meteors. Includes experiments and activities that simulate conditions in space.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ask an Astronaut

My Guide to Life in Space
Author: Tim Peake
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031651280X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 8
View: 8599
Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars, or beyond? Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, and his answers to the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth. With explanations ranging from the mundane--how do you wash your clothes or go to the bathroom while in orbit?--to the profound--what's the point?--all written in Tim's characteristically warm style, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of space exploration. From training for the mission to launch, to his historic spacewalk, to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments, and the wonders of daily life on board the International Space Station. The public was invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, accompanied with illustrations, diagrams, and never-before-seen photos.

    • NATURE

View from Above

An Astronaut Photographs the World
Author: Terry Virts
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426218648
Category: NATURE
Page: 304
View: 315
This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space-and no one has taken as many pictures of Earth from above as Terry Virts. Celebrated NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle, crew member on Soyuz, and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than 200 days in space-and very few of those days went by without his reaching for his camera. Now as never before, Virts shares the astronaut's view of the world, offering astounding aerial views of our planet and the vastness that surrounds it. The colors, shapes, details-and the stories they tell-are endlessly fascinating. Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book-and its intrepid author-becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.

    • Technology & Engineering

Space Safety and Human Performance


Author: Barbara G. Kanki,Jean-Francois Clervoy,Gro Sandal
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0081018703
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 944
View: 3160
Space Safety and Human Performance provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. The book draws upon the expertise of the world’s leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors. During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used to fight performance degradation and prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. The book is endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Provides information on critical aspects of human performance in space missions Addresses the issue of human performance, from physical and psychosocial stressors that can degrade performance, to selection and training principles and techniques to enhance performance Brings together essential material on: cognition and human error; advanced analysis methods such as human reliability analysis; environmental challenges and human performance in space missions; critical human factors and man/machine interfaces in space systems design; crew selection and training; and organizational behavior and safety culture Includes an endorsement by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)

    • Science

Researcher's Guide to International Space Station Earth Observations


Author: Lisa A. Vanderbloemen
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160924187
Category: Science
Page: 46
View: 5219
Title in the International Space Station Program Science Office 15-book Researchers Guide Series by discipline. The purpose of the series is to educate potential users of the ISS platform on how their ground-based experiments can be translated to the space environment. Each guide is designed to start the conversation of how new researchers can find opportunities as well as assistance in the proposal development process.

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Significant Challenges May Limit Onboard Research
Author: Cristina T. Chaplain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437927343
Category:
Page: 39
View: 5953
In 2010, after about 25 years of work and the expenditure of billions of dollars, the International Space Station (ISS) will be completed. According to NASA, the ISS crew will then be able to redirect its efforts from assembling the station to conducting research. In 2005, Congress designated the ISS as a national lab.; in addition, NASA is required to provide a research management plan for the ISS National Lab. This report reviewed the research use of the ISS, and: (1) identified how the ISS is being used for research and how it is expected to be used once completed; (2) identified challenges to maximizing ISS research; and (3) identified common management practices at other national lab¿s. and large science programs that could be applicable to the management of the ISS. Charts and tables.

    • Technology & Engineering

The International Space Station

Building for the Future
Author: John E. Catchpole
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387781455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 389
View: 5303
A comprehensive, highly readable account of complex, technical, political and human endeavor and a worthy successor to Creating the International Space Station (Springer Praxis, January 2002) by David Harland and John Catchpole. This volume details for the first time the construction and occupation of the International Space Station from 2002 through to 2008, when it should reach American “Core Complete”.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Exploring Space

From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond
Author: Martin Jenkins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763689319
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 4685
A history of man's efforts to explore space and what the future may hold.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Chris Hadfield and Living on the International Space Station


Author: Andrew Langley
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1484625226
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4456
Join Chris Hadfield living on the International Space Station! This book examines the extraordinary life of one of the most popular astronauts, from his early life to the six months he spent living in space. Discover what the International Space Centre is used for, and how astronauts like Hadfield can live there. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

    • Space stations

International Space Station

Architecture Beyond Earth
Author: David Nixon
Publisher: Circa
ISBN: 9780993072130
Category: Space stations
Page: 416
View: 4570
In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space Station is an established and highly successful research centre in Earth orbit. The history of this extraordinary project is a complex weave of powerful threads - political, diplomatic, financial and technological among them - but none is more fascinating than the story of its design. This book provides the first comprehensive account of the International Space Station's conception, development and assembly in space. As a highly accessible chronicle of a complex piece of design and engineering, it will appeal to readers far beyond the space field. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, a veteran of International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 and Shuttle Missions STS-128, STS-129 and STS-133, introduces the book with a personal memoir - 'A Home in Space'.