The International Space Station

Author: Dana Meachen Rau,Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8141

Uses simple text to describe the structure, equipment, crew, and purpose of the space station.

Creating the International Space Station

Author: David M. Harland,John E. Catchpole,John Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332020

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 5686

Creating the International Space Station' will be the first comprehensive review of the historical background, rationale behind, and events leading to the construction and commissioning of the ISS. The authors describe the orbital assembly of the ISS on a flight-by-flight basis, listing all the experiments planned in the various laboratory modules and explain their objectives. They also provide an account of the long-term stresses and strains of building the ISS on the US/Russia relationship, especially after 1997. By offering a comprehensive mix of operational work, microgravity science and future plans, the book should satisfy both the space enthusiast, eager for a detailed review of the missions, and the specialist wishing to read about the science research programme.

The International Space Station

Commercial Utilisation from a European Legal Perspective

Author: Frans Gerhard von der Dunk,Marcel M. T. a. Brus

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004152563

Category: Law

Page: 267

View: 8938

The present book offers the first overview of applicable law and regulation which is not merely superficial, as well as some directions for future legislative and regulatory developments, written by a number of highly reputed experts in space law.

The International Space Station

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tessloff Publishing

ISBN: 9781581850048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1770

Answers questions about the proposed International Space Station, including its predecessors, costs, possible scientific applications, roles of the participating countries, and life on the station.

Exploring the International Space Station

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1541504410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8261

What’s longer than a football field, weighs more than 450 cars, yet flies miles above Earth's surface? It’s the International Space Station. In this book, you'll learn how the station was built and how crew members live and work there. As part of the Searchlight BooksTM collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question What's Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers!

Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Space Studies Board,Task Group for the Evaluation of NASA's Biotechnology Facility for the International Space Station

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172172

Category: Science

Page: 88

View: 9059

Under current NASA plans, investigations in the area of biotechnology will be a significant component of the life sciences research to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). They encompass work on cell science and studies of the use of microgravity to grow high-quality protein crystals. Both these subdisciplines are advancing rapidly in terrestrial laboratories, fueled by federal and industrial research budgets that dwarf those of NASA's life science program. Forging strong and fruitful connections between the space investigations and laboratory-bench biologists, a continual challenge for NASA' s life sciences program, is thus of great importance to ensuring the excellence of ISS research. This report evaluates the plan for NASA's biotechnology facility on the ISS and the scientific context that surrounds it, and makes recommendations on how the facility can be made more effective. In addition to questions about optimizing the instrumentation, the report addresses strategies for enhancing the scientific impact and improving the outreach to mainstream terrestrial biology. No major redirection of effort is called for, but collectively the specific, targeted changes recommended by the task group would have a major effect on the conduct of biotechnology research in space.

Radiation and the International Space Station

Recommendations to Reduce Risk

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Solar and Space Physics and Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172448

Category: Science

Page: 92

View: 2231

A major objective of the International Space Station is learning how to cope with the inherent risks of human spaceflight--how to live and work in space for extended periods. The construction of the station itself provides the first opportunity for doing so. Prominent among the challenges associated with ISS construction is the large amount of time that astronauts will be spending doing extravehicular activity (EVA), or "space walks." EVAs from the space shuttle have been extraordinarily successful, most notably the on-orbit repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. But the number of hours of EVA for ISS construction exceeds that of the Hubble repair mission by orders of magnitude. Furthermore, the ISS orbit has nearly twice the inclination to Earth's equator as Hubble's orbit, so it spends part of every 90-minute circumnavigation at high latitudes, where Earth's magnetic field is less effective at shielding impinging radiation. This means that astronauts sweeping through these regions will be considerably more vulnerable to dangerous doses of energetic particles from a sudden solar eruption. Radiation and the International Space Station estimates that the likelihood of having a potentially dangerous solar event during an EVA is indeed very high. This report recommends steps that can be taken immediately, and over the next several years, to provide adequate warning so that the astronauts can be directed to take protective cover inside the ISS or shuttle. The near-term actions include programmatic and operational ways to take advantage of the multiagency assets that currently monitor and forecast space weather, and ways to improve the in situ measurements and the predictive power of current models.

The International Space Station

Building for the Future

Author: John E. Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387781455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 389

View: 6083

A comprehensive, highly readable account of complex, technical, political and human endeavor and a worthy successor to Creating the International Space Station (Springer Praxis, January 2002) by David Harland and John Catchpole. This volume details for the first time the construction and occupation of the International Space Station from 2002 through to 2008, when it should reach American “Core Complete”.

Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station

Author: Committee on the Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309516390

Category: Science

Page: 41

View: 2354

The International Space Station (ISS) is truly an international undertaking. The project is being led by the United States, with the participation of Japan, the European Space Agency, Canada, Italy, Russia, and Brazil. Russia is participating in full partnership with the United States in the fabrication of ISS modules, the assembly of ISS elements on orbit, and, after assembly has been completed, the day-to-day operation of the station. Construction of the ISS began with the launch of the Russian Zarya module in November 1998 followed by the launch of the U.S. Unity module in December 1998. The two modules were mated and interconnected by the crew of the Space Shuttle during the December flight, and the first assembled element of the ISS was in place. Construction will continue with the delivery of components and assembly on orbit through a series of 46 planned flights. During the study period, the Assembly Complete milestone was scheduled for November 2004 with the final ISS construction flight delivering the U.S. Habitation Module. Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station is a study of the engineering challenges posed by longterm operation of the ISS. This report states that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the ISS developers have focused almost totally on completing the design and development of the station and completing its assembly in orbit. This report addresses the issues and opportunities related to long-term operations.

Reference Guide to the International Space Station

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160930188

Category: Science

Page: 114

View: 1321

Assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) is a remarkable achievement. Since November 2, 2000, humankind has maintained a continuous presence in space. Over this timespan, the ISS International Partnership has flourished. We have learned much about construction and about how humans and spacecraft systems function on orbit. But there is much more to do and learn, and this voyage of research and discovery is just beginning. We now shift our focus from ISS assembly to full ISS utilization for scientific research, technology development, exploration, commerce, and education. We need to approach this next research phase with the same dedication, zeal, and innovation that we used to assemble the ISS. United States research concentrates on biology, human research, physical science and materials, Earth and space science, and technology for exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. As a national laboratory, the ISS is beginning to provide new opportunities for other agencies, academia, and commercial and other partners to pursue novel avenues of research and development, and to promote science, technology, engineering, and math education. We cannot now foresee all that may be uncovered on this voyage, but we look forward to the voyage and returning knowledge to extend the human presence beyond and improve life here on Earth. Students interested in math fields, plus engineering, physical science, human research, biology, and space science may be interested in this work. Additionally, professionals in these areas, especially scientists will be most interested in this volume that covers the advancement of math and science education. Other related products: Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010 -- Hardcover format can be found here: https: //; ePub format can be found here: https: //; MOBI format can be found here: https: // A Researcher's Guide to: International Space Station Microbial Research --paperback format can be found here: https: //'s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration can be found here: https: // Other resources published by NASA can be found here: https: //"

They All Died at the International Space Station

A Metamorphosis Alpha Adventure

Author: Shane Ivey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945332012


Page: N.A

View: 8673

In November of 2031, a massive solar flare struck the International Space Station, knocking it offline temporarily, before it powered back up. Since then, there has been no communication from the crew of the ISS for five days.You are a team of astronauts put together by the Mentzer Corporation to investigate the space station and discover why it is fully operational, yet silent.It seems like a routine mission--but in space, mysteries about and things are never routine.

Status of Russian Participation in the International Space Station Program

Hearing Before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives

Author: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788138119


Page: 63

View: 8295

The first full Committee hearing on Russian participation in the Space Station, the most complex and advanced project in the history of international scientific cooperation. It is also one of the Clinton Administration's largest foreign policy initiatives with Russia. Witnesses include John H. Gibbons, Dir., Office of Science and Technology Policy; Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator, NASA; and Marcia S. Smith, Specialist in Aerospace and Telecommunications Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.

Home Address: ISS

International Space Station

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4272

Home is a long way from home! There are no refrigerators in space—think about it! Life on the International Space Station is well, another, way of life: you wake up in a sleeping bag tied to the wall; open a food package which keeps your meals from floating away, and then maybe go to work . . . walking in space! (And the toilet? That’s a story!) A lively reader about daily life on the ISS.

Chris Hadfield and Living on the International Space Station

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1484625226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7830

Join Chris Hadfield living on the International Space Station! This book examines the extraordinary life of one of the most popular astronauts, from his early life to the six months he spent living in space. Discover what the International Space Centre is used for, and how astronauts like Hadfield can live there. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

International Space Station

An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491481048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6507

"Explores various perspectives on the International Space Station. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

Review of NASA Plans for the International Space Station

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Review of NASA Strategic Roadmaps: Space Station Panel

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309100852

Category: Science

Page: 60

View: 814

In January 2004, President Bush announced a new space policy directed at human and robotic exploration of space. In June 2004, the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy issued a report recommending among other things that NASA ask the National Research Council (NRC) to reevaluate space science priorities to take advantage of the exploration vision. Congress also directed the NRC to conduct a thorough review of the science NASA is proposing to undertake within the initiative. In February 2005, the NRC released Science in NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration, the first report of the two studies undertaken to carry out these requests. The second report focuses on NASA’s plan for the ISS. This report provides broad advice on programmatic issues that NASA is likely to face as it attempts to develop an updated ISS utilization plan. It also presents an assessment of potentially important research and testbed activities that may have to be performed on the ISS to help ensure success of some exploration objectives.

The International Space Station

Author: Julie Haydon

Publisher: Rigby Flying Colors: Purple Le

ISBN: 9781418916732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5364

Photographs and text show children how astronauts live and work in the International Space Station.

Future Materials Science Research on the International Space Station

Author: Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,National Materials Advisory Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309591481

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 48

View: 9055

The International Space Station

Operating an Outpost in the New Frontier

Author: Robert C. Dempsey

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160943898

Category: Space stations

Page: 402

View: 1012

Looks at the operations of the International Space Station from the perspective of the Houston flight control team, under the leadership of NASA's flight directors, who authored the book. The book provides insight into the vast amount of time and energy that these teams devote to the development, planning and integration of a mission before it is executed. The passion and attention to detail of the flight control team members, who are always ready to step up when things do not go well, is a hallmark of NASA human spaceflight operations. With tremendous support from the ISS program office and engineering community, the flight control team has made the International Space Station and the programs before it a success.