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At Home in Space : The Late Seventies into the Eighties.

By: Evans, Ben.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Space Exploration: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (492 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441988102.Subject(s): Astronautics -- United States -- History | United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: At Home in Space : The Late Seventies into the EightiesDDC classification: 629.45 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
At Home in Space -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Author's preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Unlikely partners -- THAW IN RELATIONS -- POSITIVE BEGINNING -- HIJACK! -- ROCKY ROAD TO PARTNERSHIP -- THE MEN AND THE METTLE OF APOLLO-SOYUZ -- WATERGATE -- FINAL DOUBTS -- THE "HOT SPACE SUMMER" -- "GLAD TO SEE YOU" -- GRIM REALITY -- 2 A home after Apollo -- OF 10,000 SCOOPS AND 400 FINES -- THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP? -- CLEAR ROAD TO LAUNCH -- PILOTS AND SCIENTISTS -- A SPACE STATION ON EARTH -- A REWRITTEN SCRIPT -- "DAY 22, FOREVER" -- ENDINGS -- 3 A tale of science, sickness and the Sun -- LONG-HAIRED MESSENGER -- A SICK CREW AND A SICK SHIP -- A SKYLAB RESCUE? -- MEN AT WORK, REST AND PLAY -- THUNDERBIRDS AREN'T GO! -- ERRORS IN JUDGEMENT -- MUTINY IN SPACE? -- "A FEW EXTRA BUCKS" -- 4 Red stars in the East -- THE ORDEAL OF VITALI ZHOLOBOV -- DETERIORATING DÉTENTE -- A WATERY YARN -- SICKLY AND JAUNDICED -- SALYUT 6: THE NEXT GENERATION -- FROM TANKS TO SPACESHIPS -- IN FOR THE LONG HAUL -- HITTING THE STRIDE -- "OPEN-MOUTHED" -- 5 Dreams and nightmares -- "THE ENTERPRISE IS SET!" -- WINGS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE -- "WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY THE FIRST ONE?" -- BIRTHING PAINS -- RIDE OF A LIFETIME -- A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK -- HALVED MISSION -- PATHFINDERS -- MONSTER STORM -- QUIET MISSION -- DATES WITH DESTINY -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: At Home in Space explores both the individual missions within the decade and key challenges facing human space exploration, from the problems of simply breathing and eating in space to the difficulties of locomotion on the Moon.
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At Home in Space -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Author's preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Unlikely partners -- THAW IN RELATIONS -- POSITIVE BEGINNING -- HIJACK! -- ROCKY ROAD TO PARTNERSHIP -- THE MEN AND THE METTLE OF APOLLO-SOYUZ -- WATERGATE -- FINAL DOUBTS -- THE "HOT SPACE SUMMER" -- "GLAD TO SEE YOU" -- GRIM REALITY -- 2 A home after Apollo -- OF 10,000 SCOOPS AND 400 FINES -- THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP? -- CLEAR ROAD TO LAUNCH -- PILOTS AND SCIENTISTS -- A SPACE STATION ON EARTH -- A REWRITTEN SCRIPT -- "DAY 22, FOREVER" -- ENDINGS -- 3 A tale of science, sickness and the Sun -- LONG-HAIRED MESSENGER -- A SICK CREW AND A SICK SHIP -- A SKYLAB RESCUE? -- MEN AT WORK, REST AND PLAY -- THUNDERBIRDS AREN'T GO! -- ERRORS IN JUDGEMENT -- MUTINY IN SPACE? -- "A FEW EXTRA BUCKS" -- 4 Red stars in the East -- THE ORDEAL OF VITALI ZHOLOBOV -- DETERIORATING DÉTENTE -- A WATERY YARN -- SICKLY AND JAUNDICED -- SALYUT 6: THE NEXT GENERATION -- FROM TANKS TO SPACESHIPS -- IN FOR THE LONG HAUL -- HITTING THE STRIDE -- "OPEN-MOUTHED" -- 5 Dreams and nightmares -- "THE ENTERPRISE IS SET!" -- WINGS AT THE EDGE OF SPACE -- "WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY THE FIRST ONE?" -- BIRTHING PAINS -- RIDE OF A LIFETIME -- A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK -- HALVED MISSION -- PATHFINDERS -- MONSTER STORM -- QUIET MISSION -- DATES WITH DESTINY -- Bibliography -- Index.

At Home in Space explores both the individual missions within the decade and key challenges facing human space exploration, from the problems of simply breathing and eating in space to the difficulties of locomotion on the Moon.

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<p>Ben Evans is an accomplished and experienced space writer ideally qualified to chronicle the epic story of human space exploration. In addition to writing five books for Springer/Praxis, including the first book in this series: Escaping the Bonds of Earth: The Fifties and Sixties (2009) and the most recent Foothold in the Heavens - The Seventies (2010), he has published numerous space and astronomy related articles in such journals as Spaceflight , Countdown , and Astronomy Now .</p>

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