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The Orbital Perspective : Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

By: Garan, Ron.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: San Francisco, US : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015Description: 1 online resource (313 p.).ISBN: 9781626562486.Subject(s): Astronautics -- International cooperation | Garan, Ron (Ronald J.), Jr., 1961- | International Space Station | Peaceful change (International relations)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Orbital Perspective : Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million MilesDDC classification: 629.450092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction A Shift in Perspective; Part I Looking Skyward; One Humanity's Home in the Heavens; Two Space, the Shared Frontier; Three Lessons in Collaboration from the Iss Program; Part II Looking Earthward; Four One Moment in Space; Five the Orbital Perspective; Six The Key Is "We"; Part III Looking Forward; Seven Camp Hope; Eight Arrested Development; Nine Mass Collaboration; Conclusion A Web of Trust; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; Color Photos
Summary: Ron Garan experienced something unique and extraordinary-living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertaking in human history, and no one nation constructed it alone. Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper to reveal the very personal impact his time on the ISS had for him. Now active in global projects to promote peace, combat hunger, thirst, and poverty, Ron is determined to use the audacity of the ISS as a model for cooperation to solve our greate
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction A Shift in Perspective; Part I Looking Skyward; One Humanity's Home in the Heavens; Two Space, the Shared Frontier; Three Lessons in Collaboration from the Iss Program; Part II Looking Earthward; Four One Moment in Space; Five the Orbital Perspective; Six The Key Is "We"; Part III Looking Forward; Seven Camp Hope; Eight Arrested Development; Nine Mass Collaboration; Conclusion A Web of Trust; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index; About the Author; Color Photos

Ron Garan experienced something unique and extraordinary-living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertaking in human history, and no one nation constructed it alone. Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper to reveal the very personal impact his time on the ISS had for him. Now active in global projects to promote peace, combat hunger, thirst, and poverty, Ron is determined to use the audacity of the ISS as a model for cooperation to solve our greate

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