The Human Exploration of Space

The Human Exploration of Space

Author: Committee on Human Exploration

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309591713

Category: Science

Page: 101

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During 1988, the National Research Council's Space Science Board reorganized itself to more effectively address NASA's advisory needs. The Board's scope was broadened: it was renamed the Space Studies Board and, among other new initiatives, the Committee on Human Exploration was created. The new committee was intended to focus on the scientific aspects of human exploration programs, rather than engineering issues. Their research led to three reports: Scientific Prerequisites for the Human Exploration of Space published in 1993, Scientific Opportunities in the Human Exploration of Space published in 1994, and Science Management in the Human Exploration of Space published in 1997. These three reports are collected and reprinted in this volume in their entirety as originally published.

Astronautics and Space Exploration

Astronautics and Space Exploration

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

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P007577300

Category: Astronautics

Page: 1542

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Considers (85) H.R. 11882, (85) H.R. 11887, (85) H.R. 11888, (85) H.R. 11961, (85) H.R. 11964, (85) H.R. 11881.

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.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Author: Sten Odenwald

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 9781615196159

Category: Science

Page: 227

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A NASA science educator showcases important objects in space history from Galileo’s telescope to the Curiosity rover: “Will fascinate readers of any age.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) This book examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From an ancient Mayan codex to Sputnik to Skylab and into the twenty-first century, some objects are iconic and some obscure—but all are utterly important. The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic depiction of the sun, moon, and stars. The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector finally showed us how far we are from the moon in 1969. In 1986, it was the humble, rubber O-ring that doomed the space shuttle Challenger. The Event Horizon Telescope gave us our first glimpse of a black hole in 2019. These 100 objects showcase the workhorse tools and game-changing technologies that have altered the course of space history—and the small steps and giant leaps we’ve made in our quest to explore the farthest reaches of the universe. “Addictive . . . This diverse assortment of STEM milestones provides science, technology, and space enthusiasts plenty to ponder—and even debate.” —Booklist

The Ethics of Space Exploration

The Ethics of Space Exploration

Author: James S.J. Schwartz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319398273

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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This book aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of issues of value (including the ultimate value of space-related activities) which repeatedly emerge in interdisciplinary discussions on space and society. Although a recurring feature of discussions about space in the humanities, the treatment of value questions has tended to be patchy, of uneven quality and even, on occasion, idiosyncratic rather than drawing upon a close familiarity with state-of-the-art ethical theory. One of the volume's aims is to promote a more robust and theoretically informed approach to the ethical dimension of discussions on space and society. While the contributions are written in a manner which is accessible across disciplines, the book still withstands scrutiny by those whose work is primarily on ethics. At the same time it allows academics across a range of disciplines an insight into current approaches toward how the work of ethics gets done. The issues of value raised could be used to inform debates about regulation, space law and protocols for microbial discovery as well as longer-range policy debates about funding.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Author: Christine Dugan

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684448531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!

Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03780237B

Category: Electronic books

Page: 74

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Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Author: Sol 90

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615358328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 101

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Updated for 2013, Space Exploration, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects. Correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-9, each title also contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary.

Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Author: Rachel Kranz

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781450907637

Category: Astronomy

Page: 32

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Discusses the achievements of the early astronauts, what has been learned from many space missions, and how new technologies will further expand space exploration.