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1 Burgess, Colin Faith 7 I10349 2016 eBook  
2 Young, Anthony The Apollo Lunar Samples I10223 2017 eBook  
3 Shayler, David J The Hubble Space Telescope I09971 2016 eBook  
4 Bernardi, Gabriella Understanding Gaia I09163 2019 eBook  
5 De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio Mysteries of Mars I08870 2018 eBook  
6 Harland, David M Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms I08435 2011 eBook  
7 Benaroya, Haym Turning Dust to Gold I08134 2010 eBook  
8 Ulivi, Paolo Robotic Exploration of the Solar System I06578 2009 eBook  
9 Harris, Phillip Space Enterprise I06577 2009 eBook  
10 Seedhouse, Erik Tourists in Space I06576 2008 eBook  
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TitleFaith 7 : L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and the Final Mercury Mission
Author(s)Burgess, Colin
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVIII, 291 p. 244 illus., 88 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever to rocket into space alone. He flew in the Mercury and Gemini programs and served as head of flight crew operations in both the Apollo and Skylab programs. His final Mercury mission closed out a pivotal chapter in American spaceflight. Based on extensive research and first-person interviews, this is a complete history of the Faith 7 flight and its astronaut. Cooper later gained notoriety following the release of the movie, The Right Stuff, in which he was depicted by Dennis Quaid, but Burgess discovers there was even more drama to his story. This recounting of the final Mercury 7 flight completes Burgess's investigation of the early spaceflight program in thrilling fashion
ISBN,Price9783319305639
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Apollo Lunar Samples : Collection Analysis and Results
Author(s)Young, Anthony
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2017.
DescriptionX, 114 p. 64 illus., 27 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book focuses on the specific mission planning for lunar sample collection, the equipment used, and the analysis and findings concerning the samples at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Texas. Anthony Young documents the collection of Apollo samples for the first time for readers of all backgrounds, and includes interviews with many of those involved in planning and analyzing the samples. NASA contracted with the U.S. Geologic Survey to perform classroom and field training of the Apollo astronauts. NASA???s Geology Group within the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, helped to establish the goals of sample collection, as well as the design of sample collection tools, bags, and storage containers. In this book, detailed descriptions are given on the design of the lunar sampling tools, the Modular Experiment Transporter used on Apollo 14, and the specific areas of the Lunar Rover vehicle used for the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions, which carried the sampling tools, bags, and other related equipment used in sample collection. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory, which was designed and built at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Texas for analysis and storage of the lunar samples returned from the Apollo lunar landing missions is also described in detail. There are also descriptions of astronaut mission training for sample collecting, with the focus on the specific portions of the mission EVAs devoted to this activity
ISBN,Price9781461461852
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GEOPHYSICS 5. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Hubble Space Telescope : From Concept to Success
Author(s)Shayler, David J;Harland, David M
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2016.
DescriptionXXIII, 414 p. 162 illus., 107 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe highly successful Hubble Space Telescope was meant to change our view and understanding of the universe. Within weeks of its launch in 1990, however, the space community was shocked to find out that the primary mirror of the telescope was flawed. It was only the skills of scientists and engineers on the ground and the daring talents of astronauts sent to service the telescope in December 1993 that saved the mission. For over two decades NASA had developed the capabilities to service a payload in orbit. This involved numerous studies and the creation of a ground-based infrastructure to support the challenging missions. Unique tools and EVA hardware supported the skills developed in crew training that then enabled astronauts to complete a demanding series of spacewalks. Drawing upon first hand interviews with those closely involved in the project over thirty years ago this story explains the development of the servicing mission concept and the hurdles that had to be overcome to not only launch the telescope but also to mount the first servicing mission ??? a mission that restored the telescope to full working order three years after its launch, saved the reputation of NASA, and truly opened a new age in understanding of our place in space. This is not just a tale of space age technology, astronauts and astronomy. It is also a story of an audacious scientific vision, and the human ingenuity and determination to overcome all obstacles to make it possible. Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success is a story of an international partnership, dedicated teamwork and a perfect blend of human and robotic space operations that will inspire people of all ages. The subsequent servicing missions that enabled the telescope to continue its scientific program beyond its 25th year in orbit are described in a companion volume Enhancing Hubble???s Vision: Service Missions That Expanded Our View of the Universe
ISBN,Price9781493928279
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. LASERS 8. Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices 9. PHOTONICS 10. Popular Science in Astronomy 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleUnderstanding Gaia : A Mission to Map the Galaxy
Author(s)Bernardi, Gabriella;Vecchiato, Alberto
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXVII, 158 p. 55 illus., 45 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is the first to provide a comprehensive, readily understandable report on the European Space Agency???s Gaia mission that will meet the needs of a general audience. It takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery, explaining how such a scientific satellite is made, presenting the scientific results available from Gaia to date, and examining how the collected data will be used and their likely scientific consequences. The Gaia mission will provide a complete and high-precision map of the positions, distances, and motions of the stars in our galaxy. It will revolutionize our knowledge on the origin and evolution of the Milky Way, on the effects of mysterious dark matter, and on the birth and evolution of stars and extrasolar planets. The Gaia satellite was launched in December 2013 and has a foreseen operational lifetime of five to six years, culminating in a final stellar catalogue in the early 2020s. This book will appeal to all who have an interest in the mission and the profound impact that it will have on astronomy.
ISBN,Price9783030114497
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. COSMOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. SPACE SCIENCES 7. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleMysteries of Mars
Author(s)De Blasio, Fabio Vittorio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 189 p. 156 illus., 105 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book introduces the reader to the wonders of Mars, covering all aspects from our past perceptions of the planet through to the latest knowledge on its history, its surface processes such as impact cratering, volcano formation, and glaciation, and its atmosphere and climate. In addition, a series of ten intriguing open issues are considered in a more advanced way. These include such thought-provoking questions as What turned off the planet???s magnetic field?, Why are the northern and southern hemispheres so different?, What was the fate of the once abundant water?, and Is there, or was there, life on Mars? Numerous original figures, unavailable elsewhere, reproduce details of images from Viking, CTX, MOC, HiRISE, THEMIS, and HRSC. The book will appeal especially to general readers interested in planetary sciences, astronomy, astrogeology, and space exploration and to students of Earth Sciences and Natural and Environmental Sciences. The higher-level material on the remaining mysteries of Mars will also be of interest to astrogeologists and other researchers
ISBN,Price9783319747842
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETARY SCIENCE 8. PLANETARY SCIENCES 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Earth Science 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleApollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms
Author(s)Harland, David M
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Praxis, 2011.
DescriptionXIX, 522 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWith its two moonwalks, deployment of a geophysical station and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did??what many had hoped would be achieved by the first men to land on the Moon. It spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for the success of future lunar surface explorations. Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms contains over 30 page of color images, including high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film; covers the mission from its planning through to completion; includes conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted; in the definitive 'popular' account of this mission. This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has bene told in its entirety, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama
ISBN,Price9781441976079
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleTurning Dust to Gold : Building a Future on the Moon and Mars
Author(s)Benaroya, Haym
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Praxis, 2010.
Description400 p. 40 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteOur continued prosperity and survival as species will in part depend upon space exploration and manned settlement. This will provide resources for our industrial societies and create new opportunities and markets. This book is a journey into our potential future, as several nations today begin seriously to plan and build up their capabilites for manned space flight and settlement on the Moon and Mars
ISBN,Price9781441908711
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 4. Astronomy???Observations 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Observations, Astronomical 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleRobotic Exploration of the Solar System : Part 2: Hiatus and Renewal, 1983-1996
Author(s)Ulivi, Paolo;Harland, David M
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2009.
DescriptionXIX, 535 p. 210 illus : online resource
Abstract NotePaolo Ulivi and David Harland provide in "Robotic Exploration of the Solar System" a detailed history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System As in their previous book Lunar Exploration, the subject will be treated wherever possible from an engineering and scientific standpoint. Technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations will be provided. Scientific results will be discussed in considerable depth, together with details of mission management. The books will cover missions from the 1950s until the present day, and some of the latest missions and their results will appear in a popular science book for the first time. The authors will also cover many unflown projects, providing an indication of the ideas that proved to be unfulfilled at the time but which may still be proven and useful in the future. Just like Lunar Exploration, these books will use sources only recently made available on the Soviet space program, in addition to some obscure and rarely used references on the European space program. The project will deliver three volumes totaling over 1000 pages that will provide comprehensive coverage of the topic with thousands of references to the professional literature that should make it the 'first port of call' for people seeking information on the topic
ISBN,Price9780387789057
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 6. Astronomy???Observations 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. Popular Science in Astronomy 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleSpace Enterprise : Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century
Author(s)Harris, Phillip
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2009.
DescriptionLII, 620 p. 150 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteIn Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies
ISBN,Price9780387776408
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 6. Astronomy???Observations 7. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleTourists in Space : A Practical Guide
Author(s)Seedhouse, Erik
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2008.
DescriptionXXXIII, 314 p : online resource
Abstract NoteRecent surveys have provided new and updated information into public insights of the nascent space tourism industry. Erik Seedhouse uniquely explores in detail the cutting-edge technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training that will define this commercial enterprise and also provides a manual for future suborbital and orbital private space explorers. This overview of the space tourism market is based upon choices the spaceflight participant must make, such as choice of agency, mode and spaceport. A detailed explanation is given of the medical requirements for spaceflight participants, with special reference to potential waiver criteria. Over half of the book is a comprehensive astronaut training/instructional manual that addresses each of the 15 subjects required for suborbital and orbital flight
ISBN,Price9780387746449
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 6. Astronomy???Observations 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. MEDICINE 10. Medicine/Public Health, general 11. Observations, Astronomical 12. Popular Science in Astronomy 13. SPACE SCIENCES 14. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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