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            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc
             

            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc (Hardback)

            By Stone, Tanya Lee

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            What does it take to be an astronaut? Mastery at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, being in top shape - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. This is the tale of... 13 women proved that they were as tough as the toughest man.
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            ISBN 9780763636111
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants: Volume 3

            Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants: Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Subcommittee on Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations; on Life Sciences, Commission; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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            The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has measured airborne contaminants in spacecraft during space missions because of the potential toxicological hazards to humans that might be associated with prolonged spacecraft missions. This book reviews the spacecraft m...aximum allowable concentrations (SMACs) for various contaminants.
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            ISBN 9780309056298
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Series Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Air
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            Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs

            Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board; Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Programs

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            Derelict satellites, equipment and other debris orbiting Earth (aka space junk) have been accumulating for many decades and could damage or even possibly destroy satellites and human spacecraft if they collide. During the past 50 years, various National Aeronautics and Space Admi...nistration (NASA) communities have contributed significantly to maturing meteoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) programs to their current state. Satellites have been redesigned to protect critical components from MMOD damage by moving critical components from exterior surfaces to deep inside a satellite's structure. Orbits are monitored and altered to minimize the risk of collision with tracked orbital debris. MMOD shielding added to the International Space Station (ISS) protects critical components and astronauts from potentially catastrophic damage that might result from smaller, untracked debris and meteoroid impacts. Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft: an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs examines NASA's efforts to understand the meteoroid and orbital debris environment, identifies what NASA is and is not doing to mitigate the risks posed by this threat, and makes recommendations as to how they can improve their programs. While the report identified many positive aspects of NASA's MMOD programs and efforts including responsible use of resources, it recommends that the agency develop a formal strategic plan that provides the basis for prioritizing the allocation of funds and effort over various MMOD program needs. Other necessary steps include improvements in long-term modeling, better measurements, more regular updates of the debris environmental models, and other actions to better characterize the long-term evolution of the debris environment. --
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            ISBN 9780309219747
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2011
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            The Quest for Mars: NASA Scientists and Their Search for Life Beyond Earth
             

            The Quest for Mars: NASA Scientists and Their Search for Life Beyond Earth (Paperback, New edition)

            By Bergreen, Laurence

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            Is there life on Mars? If not, why not? These questions have gripped mankind throughout the 20th century. In the shadow of the new millennium, this title seeks the definitive answers from the scientists participating in the race to discover life on the Red Planet.

            ISBN 9780006531340
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Performance Assessment of NASA's Heliophysics Program

            A Performance Assessment of NASA's Heliophysics Program (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Studies Board, Space; Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment

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            Since the 1990s, the pace of discovery in the field of solar and space physics has accelerated, largely owing to NASA investments in its Heliophysics Great Observatory fleet of spacecraft. These enable researchers to investigate connections between events on the Sun and in the sp...ace environment by combining multiple points of view. Recognizing the importance of observations of the Sun-to-Earth system, the National Research Council produced a solar and space physics decadal survey in 2003, laying out the Integrated Research Strategy. This strategy provided a prioritized list of flight missions, plus theory and modeling programs, that would advance the relevant physical theories, incorporate those theories in models that describe a system of interactions between the Sun and the space environment, obtain data on the system, and analyze and test the adequacy of the theories and models. Five years later, this book measures NASA's progress toward the goals and priorities laid out in the 2003 study. Unfortunately, very little of the recommended priorities will be realized before 2013. Mission cost growth, reordering of survey mission priorities, and unrealized budget assumptions have delayed nearly all of the recommended NASA spacecraft missions. The resulting loss of synergistic capabilities in space will constitute a serious impediment to future progress.
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            ISBN 9780309136563
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2009
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            Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation

            Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Studies Board, Space; Committee for Evaluation of Space Radiation Cancer Risk Model; Academies, National

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            NASA's current missions to the International Space Station (ISS) and potential future exploration missions involving extended stays by astronauts on the lunar surface, as well as the possibility of near- Earth object (NEO) or Mars missions, present challenges in protecting astron...auts from radiation risks. These risks arise from a number of sources, including solar particle events (SPEs), galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), secondary radiation from surface impacts, and even the nuclear isotope power sources transported with the astronauts. The serious early and late radiation health effects potentially posed by these exposures are equally varied, ranging from early signs of radiation sickness to cancer induction. Other possible effects include central nervous system damage, cataracts, cardiovascular damage, heritable effects, impaired wound healing, and infertility. Recent research, much of which has been sponsored by NASA, has focused on understanding and quantifying the radiation health risks posed by space radiation environments. Although many aspects of the space radiation environments are now relatively well characterized, important uncertainties still exist regarding biological effects and thus regarding the level and types of risks faced by astronauts. This report presents an evaluation of NASA's proposed space radiation cancer risk assessment model, which is described in the 2011 NASA report, Space Radiation Cancer Risk Projections and Uncertainties--2010. The evaluation in Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation considers the model components, input data (for the radiation types, estimated doses, and epidemiology), and the associated uncertainties. This report also identifies gaps in NASA's current research strategy for reducing the uncertainties in cancer induction risks.
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            ISBN 9780309253055
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel
             

            How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel (Paperback, Main)

            By Bizony, Piers

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            Private space flight has long been a science fiction dream. Major companies such as Virgin and Amazon are investing in a fresh generation of lightweight, efficient spacecraft. This book tells you what you need to join the space race - either by signing up as a passenger or becomi...ng an investor in this arena, where the sky is no longer the limit.
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            ISBN 9781846271267
            Released NZ 27 May 2009
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite
             

            Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite (Hardback)

            Edited by Launius, Roger D.; Logsdon, John M.; Smith, Robert W.

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            The contours of space exploration in the latter half of the 20th century owe much to the seminal but hardly singular event of Sputnik. This work looks at how this event changed history on October 4th, 1957 when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1.

            ISBN 9789057026232
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2000
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
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            Dynamics of Tethered Space Systems

            Dynamics of Tethered Space Systems (Hardback)

            By Troger, Hans; Alpatov, A. P.; Beletsky, V. V.; Dranovskii, V. I.; Khoroshilov, V. S.

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            Tethered space systems involve connecting satellites in orbit around Earth using thin cables called tethers. There are a number of interesting applications for this concept. This text presents several models, focusing on the simplest but most important system, which consists of t...wo satellites in orbit around the Earth.
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            ISBN 9781439836859
            Released NZ 29 Apr 2010
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Engineering Series
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            Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet

            Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Hardback)

            By Neal, Valerie; Launius, Roger D.

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            An introduction to all 39 missions of the most iconic space shuttle orbiter, Discovery, which will be displayed at the Smithsonian starting in Spring 2012, written by three Smithsonian curators.

            ISBN 9780760343838
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2014
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Smithsonian Series
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