Space Exploration And Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851095195
  • ISBN-13: 9781851095193
  • DDC: 629.403
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 845 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

An authoritative history of space flight and its political, social, cultural, and economic implications. The focus is on a global history of space.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Foreword.
Acknowledgments.
About the Editors.
1: Encyclopedia Purpose, Structure, and Standards.
2: Using This Encyclopedia.
3: Space History.
4: Space Historiography.
5: Astrophysics and Planetary Science.
6: Astrobiology.
7: Planetary Protection.
8: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
9: Astrophysics.
10: High-Energy Astrophysics.
11: ANS, Astronomical Netherlands Satellite.
12: Ariel 5.
13: ASCA, Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics.
14: BeppoSAX, Satellite per Astronomia X.
15: Chandra X-ray Observatory.
16: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
17: Cos B.
18: EXOSAT, European X-ray Observatory Satellite.
19: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
20: Granat.
21: HETE 2, High Energy Transient Explorer 2.
22: High Energy Astronomy Observatory Program.
23: INTEGRAL, International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory.
24: Japanese High-energy Satellites.
25: ROSAT, Röntgen Satellite.
26: RXTE, Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer.
27: SAS 2 and 3, Small Astronomy Satellites 2 and 3.
28: Swift.
29: Uhuru.
30: Vela 5.
31: XMM-Newton, X-ray Multi-Mirror Newton.
32: Low-Energy Astrophysics.
33: CHAPS, Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer.
34: COBE, Cosmic Background Explorer.
35: Copernicus.
36: EUVE, Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer.
37: FUSE, Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer.
38: GALEX, Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
39: Gravity Probes A and B.
40: HALCA, Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy.
41: Hipparcos.
42: Hubble Space Telescope.
43: IRAS, Infrared Astronomical Satellite.
44: ISO, Infrared Space Observatory.
45: IUE, International Ultraviolet Explorer.
46: MOST, Microvariability and Oscillation of Stars.
47: Spitzer Space Telescope.
48: SWAS, Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite.
49: WIRE, Wide Field Infrared Explorer.
50: WMAP, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.
51: Planetary Science.
52: Asteroids.
53: Hayabusa.
54: Near Shoemaker, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
55: Comets.
56: Deep Impact.
57: Halley's Comet Exploration.
58: Rosetta.
59: Stardust.
60: Earth Magnetosphere and Ionosphere.
61: Cluster.
62: Double Star.
63: Early Explorer Spacecraft.
64: European Space Research Organisation Scientific Satellite Program.
65: EXOS.
66: FAST, Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer.
67: Image, Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration.
68: Interball.
69: International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Science Initiative.
70: International Sun-Earth Explorer.
71: Ørsted.
72: SAMPEX, Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer.
73: Soviet Magnetosphere and Ionosphere Missions.
74: THEMIS, Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms.
75: TIMED, Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics.
76: Earth Science.
77: ATLAS, Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science.
78: Atmospheric Science and Climate Research.
79: CHAMP, Challenging Minisatellite Payload.
80: Earth Observing System (EOS).
81: Earth System Science Pathfinder.
82: Elektron.
83: EO 1, Earth Observing 1.
84: ERBS, Earth Radiation Budget Satellite.
85: Explorer.
86: International Geophysical Year.
87: Japanese Land Observation Missions.
88: LAGEOS 1 and 2, Laser Geodynamics Satellites.
89: Midori I and II and QuikSCAT.
90: Momo 1.
91: Ocean Remote Sensing.
92: Okean.
93: Proba, Project for On-Board Autonomy.
94: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
95: Space Geodesy.
96: TOMS-EP, Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer-Earth Probe.
97: TRMM, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.
98: UARS, Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
99: V-2 Experiments.
100: World Geodetic System.
101: Exoplanets.
102: Jupiter.
103: Galileo.
104: Lunar Science.
105: Apollo Science.
106: Chang'e 1.
107: Clementine.
108: Kaguya.
109: Luna.
110: Lunar Orbiter.
111: Lunar Prospector.
112: Ranger.
113: Surveyor.
114: SMART 1, Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology 1.
115: Mars.
116: Early Mariners to Mars.
117: Mariner 8 and 9.
118: Mars Exploration Rovers.
119: Mars Express.
120: Mars Global Surveyor.
121: Mars Odyssey.
122: Mars Pathfinder.
123: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
124: Phoenix Mars Lander.
125: Soviet Mars Program.
126: Viking.
127: Viking Biology.
128: Mercury.
129: Micrometeorite Study Missions.
130: Multi-Planet Missions.
131: Mariner 10.
132: Pioneer.
133: Pioneer 10 and 11.
134: Voyager.
135: Neptune.
136: Pluto and Kuiper Belt Objects.
137: Saturn.
138: Cassini-Huygens.
139: Uranus.
140: Venus.
141: Early Mariners to Venus.
142: Early Soviet Venus Program.
143: Magellan.
144: Pioneer Venus.
145: Vega.
146: Venera 9–16.
147: Venus Express.
148: Scientific Detectors.
149: Sun.
150: ACE, Advanced Composition Explorer.
151: Genesis.
152: Helios.
153: Hinode.
154: Interplanetary Monitoring Platform Program.
155: OSO, Orbiting Solar Observatory.
156: RHESSI, Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager.
157: Skylab Solar Science.
158: SOHO, Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
159: Solar Irradiance Missions.
160: Solar Maximum Mission.
161: SolRad Program.
162: Spartan 201.
163: STEREO, Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory.
164: TRACE, Transition Region and Coronal Explorer.
165: Ulysses.
166: Yohkoh.
167: Space Science Organizations.
168: AURA, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
169: Goddard Space Flight Center.
170: International Astronomical Union.
171: Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
172: Civilian and Commercial Space Applications.
173: Milestones in the Development of Civilian and Commercial Space Applications.
174: Civilian Space Applications.
175: Civilian Meteorological Spacecraft.
176: Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites.
177: Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA) Satellites.
178: Eumetsat.
179: Feng Yun.
180: Geostationary Meteorological Satellite.
181: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites.
182: Meteor.
183: Meteosat.
184: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
185: Nimbus.
186: NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Polar Orbiting Satellites.
187: NPOESS, National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System.
188: Tiros.
189: United States National Weather Service.
190: Civilian Remote Sensing.
191: Application Explorer Missions.