The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

Author: Peter Bond

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852335670

Category: Science

Page: 392

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Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations, with particular emphasis on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union. Defeated in the race to the Moon, the Soviets redirected their efforts towards the conquest of near-Earth space. In the next three decades, their increasingly large and sophisticated structures rewrote the history books as cosmonauts continued to push back all space endurance records. Only the U.S. Skylab, a technological cul-de-sac based on surplus Apollo hardware, interrupted this era of Soviet domination. By the mid-1990's, Russian physician Valeri Poliakov had lived continuously for 14 months on board the Mir space station, long enough to travel to Mars and back. The book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change. With Mir no longer in existence, all eyes are on the next generation, the International Space Station (ISS).

The International Space Station

Author: Dana Meachen Rau,Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 614

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 Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332020

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 2831

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.

Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station

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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309069750

Category: Science

Page: 88

View: 3974

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.

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: 7597

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: 6869

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.

Exploring the International Space Station

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1541504410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3880

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!

Home Address - ISS

The International Space Station

Author: James Buckley

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers: Level 4

ISBN: 0448487098

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4685

An introduction to daily life aboard the International Space Station.

The International Space Station

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tessloff Publishing

ISBN: 9781581850048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2779

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.

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: 9230

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

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: 5707

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.

Living and Working Aboard the International Space Station

Author: Henry M. Holden

Publisher: Myreportlinks.Com

ISBN: 9780766051683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4501

Explains the construction and purpose of the International Space Station and the life of the astronauts on board.

The Coolest Job in the Universe

Working Aboard the International Space Station

Author: Henry M. Holden

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766040748

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1185

"Explores the International Space Station (ISS), including its construction and the missions required to build it, living and working aboard the ISS, and its importance as the future of the space program"--

Beyond the International Space Station: The Future of Human Spaceflight

Proceedings of an International Symposium, 4–7 June 2002, Strasbourg, France

Author: Michael J Rycroft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401598800

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

View: 3280

Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] isunet. edu M. Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] isunet. edu Building on the foundations provided by the International Space Station, now partially constructed and already in use in low Earth orbit, what will be the future directions of human spaceflight? This was the key question discussed from many viewpoints - technical, entrepreneurial, governmental, legal - at the seventh Annual Symposium held in Strasbourg, France, early in June 2002. Many ideas on the "whys" and the "hows" of our future exploration of the final frontier were put forward in a stimulating environment. The unique perspective of the International Space University (ISU) - namely an interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective - enhanced both the presentations and the discussions. More than 150 people attended the Symposium, including the current members of the Master of Space Studies class who are attending an 11 month course at ISU. They are young professionals and postgraduate students who develop in-depth some part of the broad Symposium theme in their parallel Team Projects. Their final reports will be completed at the end of July 2002, and will be published independently. 1 Beyond the ISS: The Future of Human Spaceflight Keynote Address: A Summary The Need for a New Vision E. Vallerani, Advanced Logistic Technology Engineering Center, The Italian Gateway to the ISS, Corso Marche 79, Torino 10146, Italy e-mail: vallerani. [email protected]

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: 6260

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.

Chris Hadfield and Living on the International Space Station

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1484625226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2879

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.

Living in Space

From Science Fiction to the International Space Station

Author: Giovanni Caprara

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552095492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 213

View: 6580

This book traces the history of living in space through science fiction through to science fact and give the full story of the successes and disasters that marked the way. It looks at what living in space will be like in the near future.

Reference Guide to the International Space Station

Assembly Complete Edition

Author: Gary Kitmacher

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480265349


Page: 140

View: 7998

The International Space Station (ISS) is the unique blend of unified and diversified goals among the world's space agencies that will lead to improvement in life on Earth for all people of all nations. While the various space agency partners may emphasize different aspects of research to achieve their goals in the use of the ISS, they are unified in several important overarching goals. All of the agencies recognize the importance of leveraging the ISS as an education platform to encourage and motivate today's youth to pursue careers in math, science, engineering, and technology (STEM): educating the children of today to be the leaders and space explorers of tomorrow. Advancing our knowledge in the areas of human physiology, biology, and material and physical sciences and translating that knowledge to health, socioeconomic, and environmental benefits on Earth is another common goals of the agencies: returning the knowledge gained in space research for the benefit of society. Finally, all the agencies are unified in their goals to apply knowledge gained through ISS research in human physiology, radiation, materials science, engineering, biology, fluid physics, and technology: enabling future space exploration mission. The International Space Station (ISS) is a great international, technological, and political achievement. It is the latest step in humankind's quest to explore and live in space. The research done on the ISS may advance our knowledge in various areas of science, enable us to improve life on this planet, and give us the experience and increased understanding that can eventually equip us to journey to other worlds. As a result of the Station s complexity, few understand its configuration, its design and component systems, or the complex operations required in its construction and operation. This book provides high-level insight into the ISS. The ISS is in orbit today, operating with a crew of three. Its assembly will continue through 2010. As the ISS grows, its capabilities will increase, thus requiring a larger crew. Assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) is a remarkable achievement. Since November 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 in orbit. But there is much more to do and learn, and this voyage of research and discovery is just beginning. As a national laboratory, the ISS is beginning to provide new opportunities for other agencies, academia, and commercial and other partner 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.


The International Space Station

Author: Kim Etingoff

Publisher: Village Earth Press

ISBN: 9781625240132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 3109

"People living in space is the kind of thing you might see in a science fiction movie-but today people really do live and work far above the Earth on the International Space Station. Learn the space station's amazing story, including how nations around the world joined together to build it. Discover what it takes to live in space for months at a time!"--Publisher.