Frontiers of Space Exploration

Frontiers of Space Exploration

Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313325243

Category: History

Page: 245

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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.

The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration

The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration

Author: Linda Dawson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030568351

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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This book examines the U.S. space program’s triumphs and failures in order to assess what constitutes a successful space policy. Using NASA and the space industry’s complex history as a guide, it draws global lessons about space missions and the trends we can expect from different nations in the next decade and beyond. Space exploration has become increasingly dependent on cooperation between countries as well as the involvement of private enterprise. This book thus addresses issues such as: Given their tenuous history, can rival countries work together? Can private enterprise fill NASA’s shoes and provide the same expertise and safety standards? Written by a former NASA Aerodynamics Officer at Houston Mission Control working on the Space Shuttle program, the second edition of this book provides updated information on U.S. space policy, including the new strategy to return to the Moon prior to traveling to Mars. Additionally, it takes a look at the formation of the Space Force as a military unit, as well as the latest developments in private industry. Overall, it is a thought-provoking resource for both space industry professionals and space enthusiasts.

Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective

Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 016088358X

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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This book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday's great space race, today's orbiter and International Space Station missions, and tomorrow's journeys beyond Erath's orbit. It provides an analysis of the challenges facing future space explorers while at the same time presenting new empirical research on topics ranging from simulation studies of commercial spaceflights to the psychological benefits of viewing Earth from space.

Summary of Hearings

Summary of Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043588511

Category: Astronautics

Page: 46

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Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426210181

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars.

Space Policy and Exploration

Space Policy and Exploration

Author: William N. Callmers

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1604564482

Category: Science

Page: 158

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This book presents a wide spectrum of in-depth analyses detailing the US space program including policy, the space stations, the shuttles, and space exploration.

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety

Author: Joseph N. Pelton

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: UVA:X030112227

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 386

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Part history, part technology, and part policy analysis, this one-of-a-kind, landmark book reviews the history of NASA's space exploration program, its astronaut safety program, the present status of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, and the options and strategic opportunities that present themselves as NASA enters its next phase of space exploration with Project Constellation. Written by one of the foremost experts on space policy, Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety, presents in a highly readable format the state of today's space technology, along with the concerns about safety in space exploration as it applies to current and future programs, and whether these issues can be reconciled and translated into a viable future space policy. The book thoroughly explores NASA's options and how these options are tempered and influenced by astronaut safety considerations as well as by uncertain Congressional funding and complex organizational management issues. It also considers the impact of international participation and the increasing prospect of the privatization of space travel. Shuttle tragedies, interviews with key experts, surveys, and extensive research on the Shuttle, ISS, and related NASA space safety programs, the author lays out a comprehensive presentation on where space exploration has been, where it stands today, where it is going, and where it has the potential to go. Decision makers in government (especially those involved with NASA policy and safety), members of space agencies around the world, aerospace scientists and engineers, space enthusiasts, and academicians will all find this book an indispensable and enlightening guide. Investment in the future of space exploration will cost billions of dollars; this book provides ample background and the impetus to enable policy makers, the aerospace community, and the general public to make balanced, educated decisions on how those dollars can best be spent.