Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0471647632
  • ISBN-13: 9780471647638
  • DDC: 500.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1842 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released January 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Overview

A comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology covering a variety of fundamental topics. Represents a collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems.

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology Staff.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
High Flight.
Preface.
Contributors.
Half Title Page.
1: Air and Ship-Based Space Launch Vehicles.
2: Apollo 17 and the Moon.
3: Ariane Rocket Program.
4: Artificial Gravity.
5: Asteroids.
6: Astrobiology.
7: Astronauts and the People who selected them: A Compendium.
8: Astronomy–Infrared.
9: Biological Responses and Adaptation to Spaceflight: Living in Space—an International Enterprise.
10: Biomedical Support of Piloted Spaceflight.
11: Cardiovascular System in Space.
12: Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
13: Civil Land Observation Satellites.
14: Comets.
15: Commercial Applications of Communications Satellite Technology.
16: Communication Satellite Development in Russia.
17: Communications Satellites, Technology of.
18: Conversion of Missiles into Space Launch Vehicles.
19: Cosmonauts Selection and Preparation.
20: Deep Space Network, Evolution of Technology.
21: Earth Orbiting Satellite Theory.
22: Earth-Orbiting Satellites, Data Receiving and Handling Facilities.
23: Eastern Launch Facilities, Kennedy Space Center.
24: Electromagnetic Propulsion.
25: Evolution of U.S. Expendable Launch Vehicles.
26: Exploration of Mars by the USSR.
27: Exploration of the Moon by Soviet Spacecraft.
28: Extraterrestrial Life, Searching for.
29: First Flight of Man in Space.
30: Global Navigation Satellite System.
31: Global Positioning System (GPS).
32: Hubble Space Telescope.
33: Human Operations in Space during the Space Shuttle Era.
34: Immunology and Infection in Space.
35: International Space Station.
36: Interplanetary Medium.
37: Jupiter.
38: Liquid-Fueled Rockets.