Riding Rockets

Author: Mike Mullane

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743276833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

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A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.


Author: United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Author: James Longuski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387682228

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 1677

This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone. It’s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. The book illustrates the methods (the 7 secrets) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of famous scientists, personal stories and insights, and occasionally some space history. The author reveals that rocket science is just common sense applied to the extraordinarily uncommon environment of outer space and that rocket scientists are people, too. It is intended for "armchair" scientists, and for those interested in popular psychology, space history, and science fiction films.

Build a Better Mousetrap

Author: Ruth Kassinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471429913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4817

Discover the secrets behind some amazing inventions! Through observation, experimentation, and perseverance, humansthrough the ages have managed to solve a whole array of perplexingproblems. These solutions have included such incredible inventionsas the parachute, the periscope, the solar water heater, thesuspension bridge, the stethoscope, and many more. Now, with Builda Better Mousetrap in hand, you too can experience your own Eureka!moments of inspiration and sharpen your problem-solving skills aswell, while you explore the history and science behind some of theworld's most exciting inventions. With this collection of fascinating, hands-on projects you'lldiscover the answers to such intriguing questions as: Who inventedthe hovercraft? Why is there a hole in the top of a parachute? Whatis an Aerobie and why does it fly so well? And you'll be encouragedto come up with your own awesome inventions. With easy-to-followinstructions on how to make everything from a rocket, to akaleidoscope, to a bottle organ, Build a Better Mousetrap is filledwith enough exciting projects and challenges to get you started ona lifetime of invention.

Realizing Tomorrow

Author: Chris Dubbs,Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496209664

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 7442

U.S.A.F. Chief of Staff 2013 Professional Reading List Selection Nearly forty years passed between the Apollo moon landings, the grandest accomplishment of a government-run space program, and the Ansari X PRIZE-winning flights of SpaceShipOne, the greatest achievement of a private space program. Now, as we hover on the threshold of commercial spaceflight, authors Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom look back at how we got to this point. Their book traces the lives of the individuals who shared the dream that private individuals and private enterprise belong in space. Realizing Tomorrow provides a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, the turf battles, and--underpinning the entire drama--the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space. A compelling story of the pioneers of commercial spaceflight--and their efforts to open the final frontier to everyone--this book traces the path to private spaceflight even as it offers an instructive, entertaining, and cautionary note about its future.

American Aviation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 4694

Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.