The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration

From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey--including the inside history of our voyages to the moon depicted in First Man--is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration.

The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration

Author: John Logsdon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101993499

Page: 400

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The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye "An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history. There is no wiser or more experienced navigator through the twists and turns and ups and downs than John Logsdon." -James Hansen, New York Times bestselling author of First Man, now a feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy Among all the technological accomplishments of the last century, none has captured our imagination more deeply than the movement of humans into outer space. From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey--including the inside history of our voyages to the moon depicted in First Man--is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration. Renowned space historian John Logsdon traces the greatest moments in human spaceflight by weaving together essential, fascinating documents from NASA's history with his expert narrative guidance. Beginning with rocket genius Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars, and closing with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there, this volume traces major events like the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the Apollo moon landings, the Challenger disaster, the daring Hubble Telescope repairs, and more. In these pages, we such gems as Eisenhower's reactions to Sputnik, the original NASA astronaut application, John Glenn's reflections on zero gravity, Kennedy's directives to go to the moon, discussions on what Neil Armstrong's first famous first words should be, firsthands accounts of spaceflight, and so much more.

Draw 50 Outer Space

In this new installment of Lee J. Ames's beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons for outer space drawing.

Draw 50 Outer Space

Author: Lee J. Ames

Publisher:

ISBN: 0399580190

Page: 64

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Part of the best-selling Draw 50 series this step-by-step guide to sketching and rendering astronauts, planets, asteroids, comets, spaceships, space stations, and other elements related to outer space exploration is for artists of all levels. In this new installment of Lee J. Ames's beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons for outer space drawing. In each lesson, six wordless steps provide everything needed to master drawing all kinds of planets, moons, comets, and meteors, as well as astronauts, rockets, spaceships, and other aspects--both natural and manmade--related to charting the cosmos.

Mars and Venus Space Exploration

Find out about Venus and Mars by journeying on NASA's newest spacecraft to investigate the planets using rockets, robots, and rovers.

Mars and Venus Space Exploration

Author: Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450908063

Page: 32

View: 174

Find out about Venus and Mars by journeying on NASA's newest spacecraft to investigate the planets using rockets, robots, and rovers.

Fire in the Sky

—John M. Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, NASA advisor, and editor of The Penguin Book of Outer Space ...

Fire in the Sky

Author: Gordon L. Dillow

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501187759

Page: 288

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This “accessible and always entertaining” (Booklist) combination of history, pop science, and in-depth reporting offers a fascinating account of the asteroids that hit Earth long ago and those streaming toward us now, as well as how prepared we are against asteroid-caused catastrophe. One of these days, warns Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet or asteroid of potentially catastrophic size. The only question is when. In the meantime, we need to get much better at finding objects hurtling our way, and if they’re large enough to penetrate the atmosphere without burning up, figure out what to do about them. We owe many of science’s most important discoveries to the famed Meteor Crater, a mile-wide dimple on the Colorado Plateau created by an asteroid hit 50,000 years ago. In his masterfully researched Fire in the Sky, Dillow unpacks what the Crater has to tell us. Prior to the early 1900s, the world believed that all craters—on the Earth and Moon—were formed by volcanic activity. Not so. The revelation that Meteor Crater and others like it were formed by impacts with space objects has led to a now accepted theory about what killed off the dinosaurs, and it has opened up a new field of asteroid observation that is brimming with urgency. Dillow looks at great asteroid hits of the past and modern-day asteroid hunters and defense planning experts, including America’s first Planetary Defense Officer. Satellite sensors confirm that a Hiroshima-scale blast occurs in the atmosphere every year, and a smaller, one-kiloton blast every month. While Dillow makes clear that the objects above can be deadly, he consistently inspires awe with his descriptions of their size, makeup, and origins. Both a riveting work of popular science and a warning to not take for granted the space objects hurtling overhead, Fire in the Sky is, ultimately, a testament to our universe’s celestial wonders.

A Man on the Moon

A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing offers an accessible history of the Apollo space program from its less-than-auspicious beginnings, through its greatest triumphs, to its untimely end. Reprint.

A Man on the Moon

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140272017

Page: 670

View: 716

A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing offers an accessible history of the Apollo space program from its less-than-auspicious beginnings, through its greatest triumphs, to its untimely end. Reprint.

The Ethics of Space Exploration

Penguin Books. Cockell, C. S. (2006). Space on earth: Saving our world by seeking others. MacMillan. Ehricke, K. A. (1978). The extraterrestrial imperative.

The Ethics of Space Exploration

Author: James S.J. Schwartz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331939827X

Page: 267

View: 889

This book aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of issues of value (including the ultimate value of space-related activities) which repeatedly emerge in interdisciplinary discussions on space and society. Although a recurring feature of discussions about space in the humanities, the treatment of value questions has tended to be patchy, of uneven quality and even, on occasion, idiosyncratic rather than drawing upon a close familiarity with state-of-the-art ethical theory. One of the volume's aims is to promote a more robust and theoretically informed approach to the ethical dimension of discussions on space and society. While the contributions are written in a manner which is accessible across disciplines, the book still withstands scrutiny by those whose work is primarily on ethics. At the same time it allows academics across a range of disciplines an insight into current approaches toward how the work of ethics gets done. The issues of value raised could be used to inform debates about regulation, space law and protocols for microbial discovery as well as longer-range policy debates about funding.

Constructing America at the Peripheries

The Cultural Politics of U.S. Science and Exploration in Outer Space and
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Constructing America at the Peripheries

Author: James A. Spiller

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Page: 732

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Commercial Space Exploration

Furthermore, if humans continue their civilised mission to tame outer space through the high technologies human discourses have created, they may cause an ...

Commercial Space Exploration

Author: Jai Galliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317163788

Page: 344

View: 447

Not since man set foot on the moon over four decades ago has there been such passion and excitement about space exploration. This enthusiasm and eagerness has been spurred on by the fact that for the first time since the very beginning of the space age, space travel is no longer limited to an elite group of highly trained and well-disciplined military officers and test pilots. Instead, we must understand that the possibility of commercial space travel is already on our horizon and that it comes with a number of significant practical and moral challenges. Our level of scientific development and ability to influence international affairs and policy confers upon us an obligation to study the ethical, legal and social considerations associated with space exploration and understanding the potential consequences from the beginning is critical. This volume provides the first comprehensive and unifying analysis concerning the rise of private space exploration, with a view toward developing policy that may influence real-world decision making. The plethora of questions demanding serious attention - privatisation and commercialisation, the impact on the environment, health futures, risk assessment, responsibility and governance - are directly addressed in this scholarly work.

Science as Sacred Metaphor

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Science as Sacred Metaphor

Author: Elizabeth Michael Boyle

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814624043

Page: 138

View: 618

In Science as Sacred Metaphor, Sister Boyle leads the reader to unravel the fascinating threads of science and follow them to the marvelous skein of spiritual insight and contemplative wonder. With a blend of scientific fact, powerful poetry, and spiritual exploration, she helps the reader discover anew and more deeply the ever-gracious Mystery in whom all that exists "lives and moves and has its being."

The Wanderers

Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the ...

The Wanderers

Author: Meg Howrey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399574654

Page: 384

View: 135

A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever. “A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self....Howrey’s expansive vision left me awestruck.”—Ruth Ozeki “Howrey's exquisite novel demonstrates that the final frontier may not be space after all.”—J. Ryan Stradal In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters—and each other. Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart.

Enchanted Lions

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Enchanted Lions

Author: David Greenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642734

Page: 32

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One evening, Rose looks out her window to see enchanted lions climb out of the sea. After she scratches one behind his ears, she climb onto his back for a breathtaking tour of the cosmos. They race with Monoceros the unicorn, jump-rope crescent moons, and are rescued from a black hole by Cetus, the whale. Once back home, they rub noses goodbye and the lions return to the sea, leaving Rose to dream about her interstellar flight. Luminous illustrations perfectly complement melodic text in this out-of-this-world adventure sure to entrance readers as it introduces them to celestial bodies.

Space Coloring Book For Kids

Space Coloring Book For Kids #1 Bestseller Amazing Gift For All Outer Space Explorers Embark on an out-of-this-world journey and discover the wonders of outer space exploration.

Space Coloring Book For Kids

Author: Kids Coloring Art

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 82

View: 635

Space Coloring Book For Kids #1 Bestseller Amazing Gift For All Outer Space Explorers Embark on an out-of-this-world journey and discover the wonders of outer space exploration. Featuring unique, full-page drawings of the following: Planets Astronauts Starts Constellations Rocket Ships Solar System Asteroids Meteors Spaceships Alien and More! 2021

Alternative Futures

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Your Bedroom is a Solar System

Kids’ book author Hannah Sheldon-Dean guides readers through this solar system and beyond, with scientific fun facts and easy-to-follow directions for stickering your bedroom to look just like the universe at night!

Your Bedroom is a Solar System

Author: Hannah Sheldon-Dean

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

ISBN: 1951511018

Page: 60

View: 409

Bring outer space into your very own home! With Your Bedroom is a Solar System!, kids can transform an ordinary room into an out-of-this-world experience with reusable, wall-safe (and BPA-free!), glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, planets, moon, and stars! Space. It is a subject that has captivated imaginations since the dawn of time, spawning science-fiction tales of alien invasions, catastrophic meteorites, and planet exploration. Your Bedroom is a Solar System! taps into that timeless wonder for everyone from star-gazing kids to real-life astronauts. Within this keepsake-worthy hardcover book you will find more than 50 reusable (and BPA-free) glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in our solar system, as well as illustrations of asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other fascinating parts of the universe such as constellations! Plus,Your Bedroom is a Solar System! is jam-packed with information that every aspiring astronaut needs such as: - Space is completely silent - Many of Uranus’s moons are named after the characters in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Before meteors enter the Earth’s atmosphere, they are called meteoroids - The tides are created by the Sun and Moon’s gravitational pulls - Only 5% of the Universe is visible from Earth - The closest galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy...and it’s 2.5 million light years away - And much, much more! Discover everything you need to know about worlds beyond Earth, from dwarf planets to black holes to supernovas and more! Kids’ book author Hannah Sheldon-Dean guides readers through this solar system and beyond, with scientific fun facts and easy-to-follow directions for stickering your bedroom to look just like the universe at night! Get ready in 3…2…1…blastoff!

Columbus in Space

To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory: from vision to mission and from daily operations to science.

Columbus in Space

Author: Julien Harrod

Publisher: Century

ISBN: 9781780899312

Page: 112

View: 727

In 2008, Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. Ten years later, the Columbus laboratory is still circling 400 km above our heads at 28,800 km/h, providing scientists a place to run out-of-this-world experiments on everything from cold plasma technology that will destroy unwanted odours to enzymes that may slow the ageing process. To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this stunning book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory from vision to mission, revealing everything from the daily operations that keep it humming, to the cutting-edge science that takes place inside. Richly illustrated with graphics and statistics of life and research in space as well as full-colour photos, Columbus in Space offers a never-seen-before glimpse into the laboratory at the forefront of humanity's exploration of our Universe -- Europe's space in space.