By (author) David J. Shayler
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Space Rescue by David J. Shayler
Book DescriptionLooks forward to the completion of the ISS, possibility of return to the moon, manned flights to Mars, and the prospect of safety and rescue far beyond. Describes the role of Mission Control and recovery forces in ensuring the support from the ground to the crew in space. Provides a unique range of historic archive of material on the Russian programme. Presents a review of the Columbia accident, its investigation and various proposed rescue scenarios. Details escape systems devised for rocket research aircraft, early manned spacecraft, abort and recovery options from Earth orbit, and from lunar distance. Demonstrates that crew safety has been a factor in planning and mounting on all manned spaceflights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780387699059
(244mm x 170mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David J. Shayler
Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration, Paperback (December 2006)
This book tells the story of the Soviet and Russian lunar programme, from its origins to the present-day federal Russian space programme. It concludes that political mismanagement rather than technology prevented the Soviet Union from landing cosmonauts on the moon.
Apollo, Paperback (June 2002)
Drawing upon combinations of archival documentation from the first four manned Apollo missions and future mission plans evolved in the summer of 1969, Apollo - The Lost and Forgotten Missions explains how the machines and the men were prepared for the landing on the moon and what would have followed the initial landings.
Skylab, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by David J. Shayler
Provides not just a story of space hardware and space science, but also of space explorers and pioneers. Using official NASA documentation and interviews with the astronauts and key personnel, this book presents the inside story of Skylab. It also offers an evaluation of the lessons learnt from the programme.
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