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1 Nick Kanas new Martians I02347 eBook  
2 Davide Sivolella To orbit and back again I02339 eBook  
3 Erik Seedhouse SpaceX I02266 2013 eBook  
4 James F. Woodward Making starships and stargates I02101 2013 eBook  
5 Paolo Ulivi with David Harland Robotic exploration of the solar system I01980 2012 eBook  
6 Virginia E. Wotring Space pharmacology I01851 2012 eBook  
7 Robert W. Phillips Grappling with gravity I01696 2012 eBook  
8 Ben Evans At home in space I01655 2012 eBook  
9 Graham Swinerd How spacecraft fly I01580 2008 eBook  
10 Claudio Maccone Deep space flight and communications I01069 2009 eBook  
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Titlenew Martians : a scientific novel
Author(s)Nick Kanas
Description1 online resource (viii, 123 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract NoteThe year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth. The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship. The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety. Someone or something is threatening the crew. Is it an alien being? A psychotic crewmember? A malfunctioning computer? The truth raises questions about the crewmembers' fate and that of the human race. In this novel, the intent is to show real psychological issues that could affect a crew returning from a long-duration mission to Mars. The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author's research and other space-related work over the past 40+ years. The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life and panspermia. The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix
Contents NotePart I: The Novel -- The New Martians -- Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction -- Psychological Issues During an Expedition to Mars -- References
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 4. FICTION / General 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. Popular Science in Psychology 8. Psychiatry 9. Psychology Research 10. Space flight
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TitleTo orbit and back again : how the Space Shuttle flew in space
Author(s)Davide Sivolella
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteThe question may be simple, but the answer is not as easy to give. This book describes the structures and systems used each time the Shuttle was launched, and then follows an imaginary mission, explaining how those structures and systems were used in orbital operations and the return to Earth. Details of how anomalous events were dealt with on individual missions are also provided, as are the recollections of those who built and flew the Shuttle. Highly illustrated with many diagrams, photographs and technical drawings, To Orbit and Back Again focuses on the engineering aspects of the Shuttle describes the systems and subsystems in clear, non-technical terms brings to the fore the design work behind the Space Shuttle and the mission itself
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Space flight 4. Space shuttles 5. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
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TitleSpaceX : making commercial spaceflight a reality
Author(s)Erik Seedhouse
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract Note2012 - the year when the first ever privately-developed spacecraft visited the International Space Station. This is the story of how one company is transforming commercial space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX; - explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable; - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines; - describes the collaboration with NASA; - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years is a portrait of one of the most spectacular spaceflight triumphs of the 21st century, one that is laying the foundation for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Space flight 4. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
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TitleMaking starships and stargates : the science of interstellar transport and absurdly benign wormholes
Author(s)James F. Woodward;with illustrations by Nembo Buldrini;foreword by John G. Cramer
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract NoteWhat is needed to get around the galaxy quickly has been known in science fiction since at least the 1960s TV's Star Trek made famous "warp drive" and a bunch of attendant, less well-known "technologies." Some of the episodes even featured "stargates," portals to the distant past or future. Until the 1980s, all this was regarded in the serious scientific community as speculative, if entertaining, silliness. That situation changed when Kip Thorne, instigated by Carl Sagan, reverse engineered the general relativistic requirements for any technology purporting to enable such rapid spacetime transport.The key requirement that Thorne identified was the creation of a Jupiter mass of "exotic" matter - that is, matter with negative rest mass. Thorne's work put discussion of rapid spacetime transport on the public agenda of serious science. It also set the benchmark for what has to be done to achieve truly advanced propulsion.Being able to create the stupendous exotic mass of stuff needed to make stargates and warp drives is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way to accelerate a spaceship without having to lug along a gargantuan reservoir of fuel. And this may be possible. There has been progress on both the theoretical and experimental fronts since early 1990s.Making Stars and Stargates has three parts. The first discusses the theories of relativity needed to understand the possible propulsion techniques. The second addresses experimental investigations into the feasibility of the predicted effects; that is, do the effects exist, and can they be applied to propulsion? The third part of the book - the most speculative - examines the questions: What physics is needed if we are to make wormholes and warp drives? Is such physics plausible? And how might we go about actually building such devices?
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space flight
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TitleRobotic exploration of the solar system
Author(s)Paolo Ulivi with David Harland
PublicationLondon, Praxis, 2012.
Description1 online resource
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Space flight 4. Space robotics
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TitleSpace pharmacology
Author(s)Virginia E. Wotring
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xi, 111 p.) : col. ports
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Contagious 4. MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases 5. PHARMACOLOGY 6. Space flight 7. Space medicine
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TitleGrappling with gravity : how will life adapt to living in space?
Author(s)Robert W. Phillips
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xi, 271 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents NotePt. 1. Space here we come -- pt. 2. Life in space -- pt. 3. Preparing for the future
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Adaptation, Physiological 2. Aerospace Medicine 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Ecological Systems, Closed 6. EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT 7. GRAVITATION 8. GRAVITY 9. Space flight
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TitleAt home in space : the late seventies into the eighties
Author(s)Ben Evans
PublicationNew York, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xii, 481 p.) : ill. (some col.)
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 471-477)
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space flight
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TitleHow spacecraft fly : spaceflight without formulae
Author(s)Graham Swinerd
PublicationNew York, 1. Copernicus Books 2. In Association with Praxis Pub, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xii, 268 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), map
Abstract Note"About half a century ago a small satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched. The satellite did very little other than to transmit a radio signal to announce its presence in orbit. However, this humble beginning heralded the dawn of the Space Age. Today literally thousands of robotic spacecraft have been launched, many of which have flown to far-flung regions of the Solar System carrying with them the human spirit of scientific discovery and exploration. Numerous other satellites have been launched in orbit around the Earth providing services that support our technological society on the ground." "How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae by Graham Swinerd focuses on how these spacecraft work. The book opens with a historical perspective of how we have come to understand our Solar System and the Universe. It then progresses through orbital flight, rocket science, the hostile environment within which spacecraft operate, and how they are designed. The concluding chapters give a glimpse of what the 21st century may hold in terms of human exploration of the Solar System and more futuristic propulsion technologies for interstellar travel." "Graham Swinerd invites you to understand "how spacecraft fly," while becoming a convincing rocket scientist along the way!"--Jacket
Contents NoteA brief history of space -- Basic orbits -- Real orbits -- Beyond circles and ellipses -- Getting to orbit -- Something about environment -- Spacecraft design -- Subsystem design : I like your attitude -- More subsystem design -- Space in the 21st century -- Space : the final frontier?
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. Flugsteuerung 6. Raumfahrzeug 7. Space flight
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TitleDeep space flight and communications : exploiting the sun as a gravitational lens
Author(s)Claudio Maccone
PublicationBerlin, 1. Published in association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xxxiv, 401 p.) : ill
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. ASTRONAUTICS 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 7. GRAVITATIONAL LENSES 8. Relativity and Cosmology 9. Space flight
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