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Gemini 4 : An Astronaut Steps into the Void.

By: Shayler, David J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Springer Praxis Bks: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (403 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319766751.Subject(s): Extravehicular activity (Manned space flight)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gemini 4 : An Astronaut Steps into the VoidDDC classification: 629.45840973 LOC classification: Q162Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Author's Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Prologue -- Taking a Walk in Space -- 1: Stepping into the void -- Evolution of a Spacewalk -- Gemini EVA Plan -- A Plan for EVA -- A Phased Approach -- Detailed Planning -- Early Equipment Requirements -- Portable Life Support System -- Pressure Suit -- Environmental Protection Measures -- Thermal Protection -- Tethers -- Maneuvering Unit -- Modifying Gemini for EVA -- The Evolution of America's First EVA -- Man Steps Out into Space -- The Pace Hots Up -- For the Record -- References -- 2: Dressed for the occasion -- David Clark G-4C Extra-Vehicular Pressure Suit -- Initial Modifications to the G-3C Suit -- G-4C EVA Pressure Suit Technical Characteristics: [3] -- Suit Testing Program -- Ventilation Control Module (VCM) System -- Twenty-Five-Foot Umbilical Assembly -- Hand-Held Maneuvering Unit (HHMU) -- Operating the Device -- References -- 3: Jim and Ed -- James Alton ('JIM') McDivitt, Command Pilot Gemini 4 -- Combat Flying -- Further Education -- Test Pilot -- An Opportunity Arises -- One of Nine -- Edward Higgins ('Ed') White II, Pilot Gemini 4 -- A Rich Ancestry -- Almost an Olympian -- Joining the "Family Business" -- Training the Next Nine -- Two for Four -- Choosing a Crew -- Names, Flags and Emblems -- References -- 4: Steps towards space -- A Not-So-Secret Rendezvous -- A Changing Target -- Longer Duration Missions -- The Hardware -- The Gemini 4 Launch Vehicle -- Launch Vehicle Modifications -- The Gemini 4 Spacecraft -- Spacecraft 4 Modifications -- System Modifications -- Communications -- Instrumentation and Recording -- Environmental Control -- Guidance and Control -- Time Reference -- Electrical -- Propulsion -- Pyrotechnics -- Crew Station Furnishing and Equipment -- Landing -- Post-landing and Recovery.
Astronaut Preparations -- Crew Training -- Gemini 4 Crew Training -- Spacecraft Tests -- Simulators -- Station-Keeping -- Briefings -- Reviews -- Launch, Launch Abort and Re-entry Accelerations -- Egress and Recovery -- Celestial Recognition -- Parachute Descent -- Suit, Seat and Harness Fitting -- Launch Abort Simulations -- Hatch Opening and Stand-Up Exercises -- Zero Gravity Evaluation -- Keeping Plan 'X' a Secret -- Final Preparations -- Gemini 4 Mission Objectives -- References -- 5: School for controllers -- "This is School House, Houston" -- Building 30, MSC, Home of MOCR -- A Space-Age 'School' for Controllers -- Gemini Flight Control -- New Flight Directors -- Providing a Tracking Network Across the World -- NASA's Manned Space Flight Network -- Goddard's Role in Gemini -- Spacecraft Communications -- References -- 6: "We're on our way, buddy!" -- It's the Final Countdown -- Launch Day: June 3, 1965 -- Staff at the Cape MCC -- Phone Home -- The 'Ups and Downs' of the Launch Vehicle Erector -- American Eagle Flies -- Just Like Riding an Old Saddle -- Post-insertion Checklist -- Orbital Flight -- Station-Keeping -- Playing the Rendezvous Game -- On to the Next Task -- References -- 7: "He's out! He's floating free!" -- Go for EVA -- Picking Up on the Next Pass -- Going for "EEE...VEE...AAA" -- Standing on the Seat -- Feeling Like a Million Dollars -- Keeping Gemini in Attitude Hold -- Thankful for the Experience -- Dirty Windows -- Tether Dynamics -- Get Back in -- Walking During a Spacewalk -- Getting Back into Gemini -- A Close Decision -- Everybody's Feeling Great -- References -- 8: A streamlined Gemini capsule -- Settling into the Flight Plan -- Flight Day One: Thursday June 3. Post-Eva Activities -- Flight Day Two: Friday June 4 -- References -- 9: Something else up here -- Flight Day Two: Friday June 4 -- Soviet Rivals Pass on Best Wishes.
References -- 10: This thing isn't very big -- Flight Day Three, Saturday June 5 -- A Pit Stop at Indianapolis -- 11: A computer malfunction -- Flight Day Four, Sunday June 6 -- Ready to Come Home -- Turn Your Computer Off -- References -- 12: Final orbits -- Flight Day Five, Monday June 7 -- References -- 13: "We're about ready to come down" -- FLIGHT Day five: Monday June 7 - Re-entry Phase -- Enduring the Endurance -- Re-entry Sequence -- "We're Home, Buddy" -- A Real Lifting Body -- Recovery Phase -- Gemini 4's on the Water -- Getting Out of Gemini 4 -- Lost Parachutes -- Staying Tuned in -- References -- 14: Post-flight -- Post-Flight Activities -- Post-Flight News Conference -- All Aboard The USS Wasp -- Monday June 7: USS Wasp -- A Proud Nation and a Grateful World -- Post-Flight Inspection of Gemini 4 -- Tuesday June 8: USS Wasp -- Wednesday June 9: USS Wasp -- Thursday June 10: USS Wasp, then Houston -- Crew Press Conference -- President Johnson Visits the MSC -- Friday June 11: Houston -- Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13: Houston -- Monday June 14: Chicago -- Reassigning America's Position in Space -- Tuesday June 15: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. -- Wednesday June 16: Jim McDivitt Home Town Visit, Jackson, Michigan -- Wednesday June 16: Ed White Home Town Visit, San Antonio, Texas -- A Maturing NASA -- Christopher Columbuses of the 20th Century -- Thursday June 17: Washington D.C. -- Gagarin steals the show in Paris -- Americans In Paris Meet a cosmonaut -- Friday June 18: Washington to Paris -- Saturday June 19: Paris Air Show -- Sunday June 20: Return to the United States -- A Partial Recovery? -- MSC Technical Symposium -- The Wind-Down -- June -- July -- Spacewalks or Space Rendezvous? -- August -- References -- 15: A significant contribution -- Summing Up Gemini 4 -- Crew Training.
Operational and Experimental Equipment -- Launch Vehicle and Launch Facilities -- Launch Complex 19 -- Payload Capacity -- Monitoring Displays -- Countdown -- Spacecraft -- Crew Hatch -- Spacecraft Hoist Door Flap -- Ejection Seats -- Windows -- Spacecraft Systems -- Propulsion -- Voice Communications -- Computer -- Optical Sight -- Displays and Controls -- Crew Equipment and Provisions -- Flight Planning -- Orbital Navigation -- Star Sightings -- Crew Health -- Toxic Contamination -- Waste Management -- Duration -- Medical -- Habitability -- Food and Drink -- Crew Station -- Pressure Suits -- Sleeping -- Mission Phases -- Rendezvous -- Extra-Vehicular Activities -- Experiments -- Re-entry -- Gemini 4 Experiment Program -- The Legacy of Gemini 4 -- One Down... One Ready to Go... -- References -- Appendix 1: Gemini 4 Mission Timeline (Abbreviated) -- Appendix 2: The Gemini 4 Experiments -- The Experiments -- Department of Defence (D) -- Engineering (MSC) -- Scientific (S) -- Medical (M) -- Bibliography -- Springer-Praxis - Pioneers in Early Spaceflight - The Gemini Series by David J. Shayler -- NASA Publications -- Gemini 4 Books, Documents, & Reports -- Other General Books on the Gemini Program -- Books by or About the Gemini 4 Astronauts -- NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- NASA Publications -- Other Books -- About the Author -- Other Works by the Author -- Other Space Exploration Books by David J. Shayler -- With Harry Siepmann -- With Robert Godwin and (Editor) Dr. Gary Kitmacher -- Other Books by David J. Shayler in this Series -- With Colin Burgess: -- With Rex Hall M.B.E. -- With Rex Hall M.B.E. and Bert Vis -- With David M. Harland -- With Ian Moule -- Other Books by David J. Shayler and Michael D. Shayler in this Series -- With Andrew Salmon -- With Tim Furniss -- Index.
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Intro -- Contents -- Author's Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Foreword -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Prologue -- Taking a Walk in Space -- 1: Stepping into the void -- Evolution of a Spacewalk -- Gemini EVA Plan -- A Plan for EVA -- A Phased Approach -- Detailed Planning -- Early Equipment Requirements -- Portable Life Support System -- Pressure Suit -- Environmental Protection Measures -- Thermal Protection -- Tethers -- Maneuvering Unit -- Modifying Gemini for EVA -- The Evolution of America's First EVA -- Man Steps Out into Space -- The Pace Hots Up -- For the Record -- References -- 2: Dressed for the occasion -- David Clark G-4C Extra-Vehicular Pressure Suit -- Initial Modifications to the G-3C Suit -- G-4C EVA Pressure Suit Technical Characteristics: [3] -- Suit Testing Program -- Ventilation Control Module (VCM) System -- Twenty-Five-Foot Umbilical Assembly -- Hand-Held Maneuvering Unit (HHMU) -- Operating the Device -- References -- 3: Jim and Ed -- James Alton ('JIM') McDivitt, Command Pilot Gemini 4 -- Combat Flying -- Further Education -- Test Pilot -- An Opportunity Arises -- One of Nine -- Edward Higgins ('Ed') White II, Pilot Gemini 4 -- A Rich Ancestry -- Almost an Olympian -- Joining the "Family Business" -- Training the Next Nine -- Two for Four -- Choosing a Crew -- Names, Flags and Emblems -- References -- 4: Steps towards space -- A Not-So-Secret Rendezvous -- A Changing Target -- Longer Duration Missions -- The Hardware -- The Gemini 4 Launch Vehicle -- Launch Vehicle Modifications -- The Gemini 4 Spacecraft -- Spacecraft 4 Modifications -- System Modifications -- Communications -- Instrumentation and Recording -- Environmental Control -- Guidance and Control -- Time Reference -- Electrical -- Propulsion -- Pyrotechnics -- Crew Station Furnishing and Equipment -- Landing -- Post-landing and Recovery.

Astronaut Preparations -- Crew Training -- Gemini 4 Crew Training -- Spacecraft Tests -- Simulators -- Station-Keeping -- Briefings -- Reviews -- Launch, Launch Abort and Re-entry Accelerations -- Egress and Recovery -- Celestial Recognition -- Parachute Descent -- Suit, Seat and Harness Fitting -- Launch Abort Simulations -- Hatch Opening and Stand-Up Exercises -- Zero Gravity Evaluation -- Keeping Plan 'X' a Secret -- Final Preparations -- Gemini 4 Mission Objectives -- References -- 5: School for controllers -- "This is School House, Houston" -- Building 30, MSC, Home of MOCR -- A Space-Age 'School' for Controllers -- Gemini Flight Control -- New Flight Directors -- Providing a Tracking Network Across the World -- NASA's Manned Space Flight Network -- Goddard's Role in Gemini -- Spacecraft Communications -- References -- 6: "We're on our way, buddy!" -- It's the Final Countdown -- Launch Day: June 3, 1965 -- Staff at the Cape MCC -- Phone Home -- The 'Ups and Downs' of the Launch Vehicle Erector -- American Eagle Flies -- Just Like Riding an Old Saddle -- Post-insertion Checklist -- Orbital Flight -- Station-Keeping -- Playing the Rendezvous Game -- On to the Next Task -- References -- 7: "He's out! He's floating free!" -- Go for EVA -- Picking Up on the Next Pass -- Going for "EEE...VEE...AAA" -- Standing on the Seat -- Feeling Like a Million Dollars -- Keeping Gemini in Attitude Hold -- Thankful for the Experience -- Dirty Windows -- Tether Dynamics -- Get Back in -- Walking During a Spacewalk -- Getting Back into Gemini -- A Close Decision -- Everybody's Feeling Great -- References -- 8: A streamlined Gemini capsule -- Settling into the Flight Plan -- Flight Day One: Thursday June 3. Post-Eva Activities -- Flight Day Two: Friday June 4 -- References -- 9: Something else up here -- Flight Day Two: Friday June 4 -- Soviet Rivals Pass on Best Wishes.

References -- 10: This thing isn't very big -- Flight Day Three, Saturday June 5 -- A Pit Stop at Indianapolis -- 11: A computer malfunction -- Flight Day Four, Sunday June 6 -- Ready to Come Home -- Turn Your Computer Off -- References -- 12: Final orbits -- Flight Day Five, Monday June 7 -- References -- 13: "We're about ready to come down" -- FLIGHT Day five: Monday June 7 - Re-entry Phase -- Enduring the Endurance -- Re-entry Sequence -- "We're Home, Buddy" -- A Real Lifting Body -- Recovery Phase -- Gemini 4's on the Water -- Getting Out of Gemini 4 -- Lost Parachutes -- Staying Tuned in -- References -- 14: Post-flight -- Post-Flight Activities -- Post-Flight News Conference -- All Aboard The USS Wasp -- Monday June 7: USS Wasp -- A Proud Nation and a Grateful World -- Post-Flight Inspection of Gemini 4 -- Tuesday June 8: USS Wasp -- Wednesday June 9: USS Wasp -- Thursday June 10: USS Wasp, then Houston -- Crew Press Conference -- President Johnson Visits the MSC -- Friday June 11: Houston -- Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13: Houston -- Monday June 14: Chicago -- Reassigning America's Position in Space -- Tuesday June 15: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. -- Wednesday June 16: Jim McDivitt Home Town Visit, Jackson, Michigan -- Wednesday June 16: Ed White Home Town Visit, San Antonio, Texas -- A Maturing NASA -- Christopher Columbuses of the 20th Century -- Thursday June 17: Washington D.C. -- Gagarin steals the show in Paris -- Americans In Paris Meet a cosmonaut -- Friday June 18: Washington to Paris -- Saturday June 19: Paris Air Show -- Sunday June 20: Return to the United States -- A Partial Recovery? -- MSC Technical Symposium -- The Wind-Down -- June -- July -- Spacewalks or Space Rendezvous? -- August -- References -- 15: A significant contribution -- Summing Up Gemini 4 -- Crew Training.

Operational and Experimental Equipment -- Launch Vehicle and Launch Facilities -- Launch Complex 19 -- Payload Capacity -- Monitoring Displays -- Countdown -- Spacecraft -- Crew Hatch -- Spacecraft Hoist Door Flap -- Ejection Seats -- Windows -- Spacecraft Systems -- Propulsion -- Voice Communications -- Computer -- Optical Sight -- Displays and Controls -- Crew Equipment and Provisions -- Flight Planning -- Orbital Navigation -- Star Sightings -- Crew Health -- Toxic Contamination -- Waste Management -- Duration -- Medical -- Habitability -- Food and Drink -- Crew Station -- Pressure Suits -- Sleeping -- Mission Phases -- Rendezvous -- Extra-Vehicular Activities -- Experiments -- Re-entry -- Gemini 4 Experiment Program -- The Legacy of Gemini 4 -- One Down... One Ready to Go... -- References -- Appendix 1: Gemini 4 Mission Timeline (Abbreviated) -- Appendix 2: The Gemini 4 Experiments -- The Experiments -- Department of Defence (D) -- Engineering (MSC) -- Scientific (S) -- Medical (M) -- Bibliography -- Springer-Praxis - Pioneers in Early Spaceflight - The Gemini Series by David J. Shayler -- NASA Publications -- Gemini 4 Books, Documents, & Reports -- Other General Books on the Gemini Program -- Books by or About the Gemini 4 Astronauts -- NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- NASA Publications -- Other Books -- About the Author -- Other Works by the Author -- Other Space Exploration Books by David J. Shayler -- With Harry Siepmann -- With Robert Godwin and (Editor) Dr. Gary Kitmacher -- Other Books by David J. Shayler in this Series -- With Colin Burgess: -- With Rex Hall M.B.E. -- With Rex Hall M.B.E. and Bert Vis -- With David M. Harland -- With Ian Moule -- Other Books by David J. Shayler and Michael D. Shayler in this Series -- With Andrew Salmon -- With Tim Furniss -- Index.

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