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Shuttles and Space Missions

Shuttles and Space Missions

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502610164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 82

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Shuttles and Space Missions examines topics on space exploration, from early orbital missions to the first astronauts on the moon. Detailed illustrations and clear charts help explain these complicated topics.

The Story of the Space Shuttle

The Story of the Space Shuttle

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852337931

Category: Science

Page: 476

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In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle, which entered service in 1981, remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. Conceived and designed as a reusable spacecraft to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit, and to supersede expendable launch vehicles, serving as the National Space Transportation System, it now coexists with a new range of commercial rockets. David Harland’s definitive work on the Space Shuttle explains the scientific contribution the Space Shuttle has made to the international space programme, detailing missions to Mir, Hubble and more recently its role in the assembly of the International Space Station. This substantial revision to existing chapters and extension of ‘The Space Shuttle’, following the loss of Columbia, will include a comprehensive account of the run-up to resumption of operations and conclude with a chapter beyond the Shuttle, looking at possible future concepts for a partly or totally reusable space vehicle which are being considered to replace the Shuttle.

Space Shuttles

Space Shuttles

Author: Robin Kerrod

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 083685716X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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Introduces early concepts of space shuttles, and chronicles the history of the American space shuttle program from the Dyna Soar and early lifting body experiments up until the 2003 loss of the Columbia.

Incredible Space Missions

Incredible Space Missions

Author: Gary Jeffrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435844278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 49

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In bold, colorful, graphic nonfiction format, the trials and tribulations of the cosmonaut and astronauts involved in their missions are told with historical accuracy. Graphic nonfiction is at its most enthralling in this book about the extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the first spacewalk, Apollo 11 and the moon landing in 1969, and the Apollo 13 lunar mission that was disabled by an explosion. In bold, colorful, graphic nonfiction format, the trials and tribulations of the cosmonaut and astronauts involved in their missions are told with historical accuracy.

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher:

ISBN: 1542768675

Category:

Page: 76

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*Includes pictures *Profiles the origins of the mission and what went wrong *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents In the decades after the Apollo program, American space shuttles flew over 130 missions and successfully completed over 98% of them, but unfortunately, the two most famous missions were the ones that ended tragically aboard the Challenger and Columbia. The Space Shuttle Challenger was the most heavily used space shuttle in the three years it was operational, carrying the first minority astronaut and woman astronaut into space. Challenger was also the first space shuttle to complete a landing at night. On the morning of January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched for the 10th time, beginning mission STS-51-L. Space shuttles had already successfully completed 24 missions, and no American spacecraft had ever failed to reach orbit during an official mission. On this mission, the Challenger was carrying a satellite for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites system, which was to be deployed in orbit. The crew included Ronald McNair, who had already been the second African-American in space, and Ellison Onizuka, who had already been the first Asian-American astronaut in space. But the highlight of the mission was to be the "NASA Teacher in Space Project," in which a civilian teacher would give teaching lessons to his or her class while onboard the space shuttle. The winner of the competition was Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher in Concord, New Hampshire, who wrote a winning essay and had to undergo a year of astronaut training before that fateful day. It was a beautiful morning, and many spectators came to the Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch, including McAuliffe's parents and her students. Several news networks were carrying live broadcasts of the launch, including live shots of McAuliffe's parents as they watched the Challenger liftoff. Mission Control's transmissions to the Challenger were being blared over loudspeakers to give spectators a play-by-play of the shuttle's ascent. Ascent seemed to be going normally during the first minute, but about 75 seconds into the ascent, a plastic O-ring used to seal a joint in one of the solid rocket boosters failed, causing a breach of hot gas. That gas spread to the other rocket booster and the external fuel tank, causing an explosion. When the spectators saw the explosion, many of them started cheering, unaware of what was really happening. But Mission Control quickly announced that there had been some sort of problem, and the crowd became confused and then panicky as the space shuttle, fuel tank and rocket boosters all broke apart and flew in opposite directions. Some cameras fixed on the falling debris as it fell to the ocean, while others stayed focused on McAuliffe's parents. The entire crew was killed in the explosion, and investigations concluded that they may have survived until crashing into the ocean. After the Challenger disaster, the space shuttles were grounded for about two years, and a commission issued findings that would be used in an effort to prevent similar tragedies. The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: The History and Legacy of NASA's Most Notorious Tragedy chronicles the disaster from the origins of its mission to what went so terribly wrong. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Challenger like never before.

The First Space Missions

The First Space Missions

Author: Megan Cooley Peterson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491405765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 25

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The first space station circled Earth for 175 days. What were some of the other early space missions? Find out about the first animal in space, the first woman in space, the first space shuttle, and more.

Space Shuttle 1981-2011

Space Shuttle 1981-2011

Author: Air & Space Magazine

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588344878

Category: Science

Page: 102

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Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts’ own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history of the program, technological challenges and triumphs, scientific achievements, and the devastating Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Complete with more than 40 essays and 100 full-color photographs, Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a captivating overview of this critical part of space history. Although the space shuttle era has ended, its spirit—that of limitless curiosity and a desire for perfection—continues to inspire.

Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

Publisher: Dennis Jenkins

ISBN: UOM:49015002796903

Category: History

Page: 532

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Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.

Discovery

Discovery

Author: Valerie Neal

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760343838

Category: History

Page: 147

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"A mission-by-mission history of Space Shuttle Discovery from creation to retirement, accompanied by key statistics, mission patches, and their symbolism, crew portraits, and the anecdotes and memories of astronauts who flew on Discovery"--

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UFL:31262084152171

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

Sally Ride and the Shuttle Missions

Sally Ride and the Shuttle Missions

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406297409

Category: Astronauts

Page: 49

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Join Sally Ride on her journey aboard the Space Shuttle! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first female US astronaut in space, from her early life to using a robotic arm in space. Find out about other female astronauts and their achievements. Understand the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

Space Shuttle Challenger

Space Shuttle Challenger

Author: Ben Evans

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387496795

Category: Science

Page: 290

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This book details the stories of Challenger’s missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew and knew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who designed her and nursed her from humble beginnings as a structural test article into one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA’s service. Challenger veterans, including Gordon Fullerton and Vance Brand, describe their experiences and the differences between Challenger and her sister ships. The development of Challenger herself is explored in detail, including her design, development, construction, and preparation for missions.