Becoming A Spacewalker

Author: Jerry L. Ross
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536937
Size: 18,34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This highly illustrated picture book for children introduces scientific concepts and valuable life lessons through an autobiographical account of the life of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross.

Assembling And Supplying The Iss

Author: David J. Shayler
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319404431
Size: 16,97 MB
Format: PDF
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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 • a purpose-built hardware processing facility • challenging spacewalking objectives • extensive robotic operations • undocking a unmanned orbiter The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.

Wings Of Their Dreams Second Edition

Author: John Norberg
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1612496105
Size: 15,27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Throughout flight's first 100 years, Purdue University has propelled unique contributions from pioneer educators, aviators, and engineers who flew balloons into the stratosphere, barnstormed the countryside, helped break the sound barrier, and left footprints in lunar soil. Wings of Their Dreams follows the flight plans and footsteps of aviation's pioneers and trailblazers across the twentieth century, a path from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility and beyond. The book reminds readers that the first and last men to land on the moon first trekked across the West Lafayette, Indiana, campus on their journeys into the heavens and history. This is the story of an aeronautic odyssey of imagination, science, engineering, technology, adventure, courage, danger, and promise. It is the story of the human spirit taking flight, entwined with Purdue's legacy in aviation's history.

International Space Station

Author: Allison Lassieur
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1491481048
Size: 15,96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Explores various perspectives on the International Space Station. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

The Goldilocks Zone

Author: Laura La Bella
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499463022
Size: 20,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The search for life in other worlds begins with the search for a habitable planet. This book explores the “Goldilocks Zone,” a defined area that is perfect for harboring life in our universe. Readers will find out how scientists are finding habitable planets by using terrestrial and orbiting telescopes to search these regions. Readers will also get to know how extreme zones on Earth are helping scientists redefine their concept of “habitable” and what kind of life we might find. Fascinating full-color photographs and artist renderings from NASA illustrate this fascinating hunt.

A Cord Of Three Strands

Author: Adam Holt
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986814126
Size: 19,34 MB
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The third installment in this astronaut-recommended space adventure has finally arrived! A Cord of Three Strands is the story of Tully the adventurer, Sunjay the rebel, and Tabitha the spy. Separated by time, space, and circumstances, these three are united in their fight against the Ascendant, who have at last achieved their goal... Earthfall. "We are the Ascendant. We always rise." The Ascendant have claimed the best of the Earth for themselves and made refugees of us all. Some resist, but are now in a struggle to keep the Ascendant from activating a deadly weapon that will obliterate them. The Fourth Horseman. And Tully Harper? He is nowhere to be found. He and his sidekick Little Bacon are a billion miles from Earth, trying to save a hidden civilization on a very real moon in our solar system. If he's ever to return to Earth, he must save the moon as well as himself from "the Gift" of the Lord Ascendant, which is trying to destroy him from the inside out. Even if he does, can he return before the Fourth Horseman is activated? The entire case of characters makes a return in A Cord of Three Strands, including Little Bacon, Queen Envy, Gallant Trackman, and an army of Lincoln Sawyers. New characters are introduced, too: Hemlock the Padder, Wonder Most High, Ixion the Black Staff, and the Messenger, whose mysterious origins could turn the tide in in the struggle against the Ascendant. "Tully's enthusiasm for space travel and commitment to his friends sends this story deep into our solar system. It's a quirky, fun book that also manages to treat space travel seriously." - Col. Jerry Ross, astronaut and author of Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars

The Diaries Of Harriet Hattie Dillabaugh 1889 1940

Author: Jerry Lynn Ross
ISBN: 9781508678953
Size: 15,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Harriet "Hattie" B. (nee Reigart) Dillabaugh was born on August 5, 1856, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Adam Wager Reigart and Mary (nee Bender) Reigart. She married Daniel B. Dillabaugh on October 17, 1888, in Lander, Wyoming Territory. Daniel was born near Kilmarnoc, Ontario Province, Canada, fought in the Civil War, served in the U.S. Calvary, helped build the Transcontinental Railroad, and was a gold prospector. Hattie died December 12, 1945, in Portland, Oregon.Her fourteen diaries, containing nearly daily entries, commenced on February 23, 1889, in Miner's Delight, Wyoming Territory. Hattie chronicled early married life in Miner's Delight, traveling from Miner's Delight to Chehalis, Washington Territory, by horse and wagon following the Oregon Trail, and later traveling from Tacoma, Washington, to Baker City, Oregon. Hattie and Dan lived in Baker City from 1892 to 1915, and then lived in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. The last diary entry was made on July 5, 1940, in Portland, Oregon. Hattie's diaries contain a wealth of information for historians, genealogists, and those just interested in what it was like to live in the early years of the northwestern United States. Watching Halley's Comet and an eclipse of the moon on the same night, seeing Buffalo Bill's show coming to town and the Liberty Bell passing through Baker City on a train; learning of President McKinley's assassination, and going to the airport to wait for Charles Lindbergh to land are just some of the historical events Hattie witnessed and wrote about.The appendices of the book include the genealogies of the Reigart, Bender, Dillabaugh, and Lake families; letters that Dan Dillabaugh wrote during and after the Civil War; a newspaper article about the gold prospecting trip that Hattie's husband and son were on in Honduras; and two of son Clyde's diaries.The compiler of these diaries is a former Space Shuttle astronaut who set the current world record for the number of space flights flown. He is fascinated by the pioneering spirit displayed by this brother and sister-in-law of his great-great grandfather. Colonel Ross is equally excited to have discovered his genealogical connection to the Wright Brothers. Exploring and adventure seem to run deep in his family tree.