The International Space Station

Author: Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064452093

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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The International Space Station races through space at 17,500 miles per hour. How do people live there? What may they discover? Find out the story of the twenty-first century's great scientific adventure. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2001--selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl. and Booklist "Top 10 Science Books for Children" 2000

Creating the International Space Station

Author: David M. Harland,John Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332020

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 6518

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

Author: Dana Meachen Rau,Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756508524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6813

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

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: 5450

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”.

The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

Author: Peter Bond

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852335670

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 5486

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).

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: 7484

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.

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

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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309069386

Category: Science

Page: 54

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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: Gary Kitmacher

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470028114

Category:

Page: 140

View: 4037

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. Currently, 16 countries are involved in this venture. The sophisticated procedures required in the Station's construction and operation are presented in Amazing 3D Graphics generated by NASA 104 pages of spectacularly detailed color graphics the Space Station as you've never seen it before!

Hello, Is This Planet Earth?

My View from the International Space Station

Author: Tim Peake

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316512761

Category: Photography

Page: 8

View: 9201

The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk--and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here. Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts. Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?" With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.

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: 1325

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: David Baker,Heather Kissock

Publisher: AV2 by Weigl

ISBN: 9781489658241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 4002

This series examines the history and science of space exploration. It also delves into the careers and technological advancements associated with this exciting field of study.

Outposts on the Frontier

A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations

Author: Jay Chladek

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803222920

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 1742

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man-made structure to orbit Earth and has been conducting research for close to a decade and a half. Yet it is only the latest in a long line of space stations and laboratories that have flown in orbit since the early 1970s. The histories of these earlier programs have been all but forgotten as the public focused on other, higher-profile adventures such as the Apollo moon landings. A vast trove of stories filled with excitement, danger, humor, sadness, failure, and success, Outposts on the Frontier reveals how the Soviets and the Americans combined strengths to build space stations over the past fifty years. At the heart of these scientific advances are people of both greatness and modesty. Jay Chladek documents the historical tapestry of the people, the early attempts at space station programs, and how astronauts and engineers have contributed to and shaped the ISS in surprising ways. Outposts on the Frontier delves into the intriguing stories behind the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory, the Almaz and Salyut programs, Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Spacelab, Mir station, Spacehab, and the ISS and gives past-due attention to Vladimir Chelomei, the Russian designer whose influence in space station development is as significant as Sergei Korolev’s in rocketry. Outposts on the Frontier is an informative and dynamic history of humankind’s first outposts on the frontier of space.

Home Address - ISS

The International Space Station

Author: James Buckley

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers: Level 4

ISBN: 0448487098

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6513

An introduction to daily life aboard the International Space Station.

Endurance

My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Author: Scott Kelly

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1524731609

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6077

NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

Review of NASA Plans for the International Space Station

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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309100852

Category: Science

Page: 60

View: 2948

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.

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

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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.

International Space Station

Architecture Beyond Earth

Author: David Nixon

Publisher: Circa

ISBN: 9780993072130

Category: Space stations

Page: 416

View: 9569

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space Station is an established and highly successful research centre in Earth orbit. The history of this extraordinary project is a complex weave of powerful threads - political, diplomatic, financial and technological among them - but none is more fascinating than the story of its design. This book provides the first comprehensive account of the International Space Station's conception, development and assembly in space. As a highly accessible chronicle of a complex piece of design and engineering, it will appeal to readers far beyond the space field. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, a veteran of International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 and Shuttle Missions STS-128, STS-129 and STS-133, introduces the book with a personal memoir - 'A Home in Space'.

Exploring the International Space Station

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761354433

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 5297

Looks at the International Space Station, the work astronauts do on board, getting supplies, daily life on the space station, and possible future developments.

You Are Here

Around the World in 92 Minutes

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447278615

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 5241

In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture: this is our home, as seen from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield's news-making Twitter feed from the International Space Station thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos. But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning. Now, through photographs - many of which have never been shared - Hadfield unveils a fresh and insightful look at our planet. He sees astonishing detail and importance in these images, not just because he's spent months in space but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology allows him to reveal the photos' mysteries. Featuring Hadfield's favourite images, You Are Here is divided by continent and represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. Surprising, thought-provoking and visually delightful, it opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.

If You Were a Kid Docking at the International Space Station

Author: Josh Gregory

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 9780531237465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8337

High above our planet in outer space, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station. Readers will join Tim and Lucy, whose cousin Marie is getting ready to blast off into space. They will find out how people travel to and from the space station, what life is like for astronauts in space, why space exploration is important, and much more.