eBook An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: Manned Spaceflight, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300392
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300396
  • DDC: 629.45
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Space travel is a familiar concept. Such was not the case in the early 20th century, when the United States and the former Soviet Union were locked in a race to send humans into orbit. This book details the history of manned spaceflight, from the development of rockets to the advent of space tourism. Readers also are introduced to the men and women who have been willing to soar into the great unknown.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Precursors in Fiction and Fact.
2: Pioneers.
3: Robert Hutchings Goddard.
4: Early Rocket Development.
5: Germany.
6: United States.
7: Soviet Union.
8: Preparing for Spaceflight.
9: Spaceflight Begins.
10: NASA and U.S. Military Space Agencies.
11: The Space Race Begins.
12: Vostok.
13: Mercury.
14: Gemini and Voskhod.
15: Soyuz.
16: The Race to the Moon.
17: The Soviet Response.
18: Interim Developments.
19: The Apollo Lunar Landings and Apollo-Soyuz.
20: Scientific Results from Apollo.
21: Saturn.
22: The Space Shuttle Program.
23: The Challenger Disaster.
24: Determining a Cause.
25: After Challenger.
26: Spacelab.
27: The Columbia Disaster and After.
28: Space Stations.
29: Salyut.
30: Stretching the Limits of Endurance.
31: Skylab.
32: Mir.
33: The International Space Station.
34: Future Directions.
35: Constellation Program.
36: Emerging Space Programs.
37: Human Exploration of Mars.
38: Space Tourism.
39: Dennis Tito (b. Aug. 8, 1940, Queens, N.Y., U.S.).
40: Gregory Olsen (b. April 20, 1945, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.).
41: Anousheh Ansari (b. Sept. 12, 1966, Meshed, Iran).
42: Charles Simonyi (b. Sept. 10, 1948, Budapest, Hung.).
43: Richard Garriott (b. July 4, 1961, Cambridge, Eng.).
44: Spaceshipone.
45: Regulating Space Tourism.
46: Humans in Space.
47: Biomedical, Psychological, and Sociological Aspects.
48: Selecting People for Spaceflight.
49: U.S. Astronaut Training.
50: Cosmonaut and International Astronaut Training.
51: American Astronauts.
52: Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.
53: William Anders.
54: Michael Anderson.
55: Neil Armstrong.
56: Alan Bean.
57: Guion Bluford.
58: Frank Borman.
59: Vance Brand.
60: David Brown.
61: Scott Carpenter.
62: Gerald Carr.
63: Eugene Cernan.
64: Roger Chaffee.
65: Franklin Chang-Díaz.
66: Kalpana Chawla.
67: Laurel Clark.
68: Eileen Collins.
69: Michael Collins.
70: Charles Conrad.
71: Gordon Cooper.
72: Robert Crippen.
73: Walter Cunningham.
74: Donn Eisele.
75: Owen Garriott.
76: Edward Gibson.
77: John Glenn.
78: Richard Gordon.
79: Virgil Grissom.
80: Fred Haise.
81: Rick Husband.
82: James Irwin.
83: Mae Jemison.
84: Joseph Kerwin.
85: James Lovell.
86: Shannon Lucid.
87: Christa McAuliffe.
88: Bruce McCandless.
89: William McCool.
90: James McDivitt.
91: Michael Melvill.
92: Edgar Mitchell.
93: Barbara Morgan.
94: Story Musgrave.
95: Bill Nelson.
96: Ellen Ochoa.
97: Sally Ride.
98: Stuart Roosa.
99: Jerry Ross.
100: Walter Schirra.
101: Harrison Schmitt.
102: David Scott.
103: Alan Shepard.
104: Donald Slayton.
105: Thomas Stafford.
106: Jack Swigert.
107: David Walker.
108: Edward White.
109: Peggy Whitson.
110: Sunita Williams.
111: Alfred Worden.
112: John Young.
113: Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts.
114: Pavel Belyayev.
115: Valery Bykovsky.
116: Georgy Dobrovolsky.
117: Konstantin Feoktistov.
118: Yury Gagarin.
119: Pyotr Klimuk.
120: Vladimir Komarov.
121: Sergey Krikalyov.
122: Valery Kubasov.
123: Aleksey Leonov.
124: Andriyan Nikolayev.
125: Viktor Patsayev.
126: Valery Polyakov.
127: Pavel Popovich.
128: Svetlana Savitskaya.
129: Anatoly Solovyov.
130: Gennady Strekalov.
131: Valentina Tereshkova.
132: Gherman Titov.
133: Aleksandr Volkov.
134: Sergey Volkov.
135: Vladislav Volkov.
136: Boris Yegorov.
137: International Astronauts and Spaceflight Participants.
138: Akiyama Toyohiro.
139: Ivan Bella.
140: Roberta Bondar.
141: Jean-Loup Chrétien.
142: Pedro Duque.
143: Muhammed Faris.
144: Farkas Bertalan.
145: Dirk Frimout.
146: Christer Fuglesang.
147: Marc Garneau.
148: Jugderdemidiin Gurragcha.
149: Claudie Haigneré.
150: Mirosław Hermaszewski.
151: Georgy Ivanov.
152: Sigmund Jähn.
153: Leonid Kadenyuk.
154: Franco Malerba.
155: Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.
156: Ulf Merbold.
157: Abdul Ahad Mohmand.
158: Mohri Mamoru.
159: Mukai Chiaki.
160: Rodolfo Neri Vela.
161: Claude Nicollier.
162: Wubbo Ockels.
163: Marcos Pontes.
164: Dumitru Prunariu.
165: Ilan Ramon.
166: Vladimír Remek.
167: Salmān Āl Sa'ūd.
168: Rakesh Sharma.
169: Helen Sharman.
170: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor.
171: Mark Shuttleworth.
172: Pham Tuan.
173: Franz Viehböck.
174: Yang Liwei.
175: Yi Soyeon.
176: Zhai Zhigang.
Achievements in Space.
Chronology of Notable Astronauts.
Space Stations from 1971.
Endurance Records.
Significant Milestones in Space Exploration.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.