The People and Places of Space Exploration
Hardcover ISBN: 1476738327
A collection of photographs and essays celebrate the people and places involved in American space exploration, including the astronauts, technicians, administrators, engineers, and ground crews at three NASA flight centers.
Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Paperback ISBN: 0393343626
The astrophysicist director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, as well as the host of the re-launched series Cosmos discusses the future of space travel and the importance of its exploration for the United States' economy, security and morale. 30,000 first printing.
The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1250109639
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING EXPLORATION OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST MYSTERIES OF OUR AGE—WHETHER INTELLIGENT LIFE EXISTS ON OTHER PLANETS In a series of lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. This volume includes essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, discussing the latest research and theories, among others. Featuring Twenty Essays, including: • “Aliens and Us: Could Post-humans Spread Through the Galaxy?
The Lost and Forgotten Missions
Paperback ISBN: 1852335750
Drawing upon combinations of archival documentation from the first four manned Apollo missions and future mission plans evolved in the summer of 1969, Apollo - The Lost and Forgotten Missions explains how the machines and the men were prepared for the landing on the moon and what would have followed the initial landings.
Hardcover ISBN: 1910593508
In 1969, humankind set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin ”Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins carried the fire for all the world. Backed by the brightest minds in engineering and science, the three boarded a rocket and flew through the void—just to know that we could. In Apollo, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker, and Mike Collins unpack the urban legends, the gossip, and the speculation to reveal a remarkable true story about life, death, dreams, and the reality of humanity's greatest exploratory achievement.
The Apollo Prophecies
Hardcover ISBN: 1597110272
Assembling and Supplying the ISS
The Space Shuttle Fulfills Its Mission
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 3319404415
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
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
Compact Disc ISBN: 1478978953
The author charts the course of his career as an astronaut, detailing how he overcame slim odds on account of his Canadian nationality to become one of NASA's most decorated astronauts while offering an intimate look at life in space.