Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010

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Wayne Hale, Helen Woods Lane, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Government Printing Office, 2010 - 553 pagina's
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"Wings in Orbit" is an authoritative documentation of the many accomplishments of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Starting with a foreword written by astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, this compelling book provides accurate, authentic and easily understood accounts from NASA's best subject matter experts and external resources. The book captures the passion of those who devoted their energies to the Program's success for more than three decades. It focuses on their science and engineering accomplishments, the rich history of the program and the shuttle as an icon in U.S. history. No other book on the market has accumulated as many experts and resources on this subject nor broken it down in such easy to understand language with compelling imagery. With the Shuttle Program coming to a close, consumers will be inclined to purchase this book as it provides comprehensive information on this historic program as it ends its 30 year run. The promotions for this book will definitely benefit from the publicity of this historic event.

 

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Astronaut Health and Performance
370
A Platform That Expanded the Frontiers of Biology
408
Microgravity Research in the Space Shuttle Era
420
Space Environments
444
Social Cultural and Educational Legacies
459
NASA Reflects Americas Changing Opportunities NASA Impacts US Culture
460
Inspiring Students as Only NASA Can
470
Industries and Spinoffs
485

Flight Operations
94
Extravehicular Activity Operations and Advancements
110
Shuttle Builds the International Space Station
130
Engineering Innovations
157
Propulsion
158
Thermal Protection Systems
182
Materials and Manufacturing
200
Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics
226
Avionics Navigation and Instrumentation
242
Software
256
Structural Design
270
Robotics and Automation
286
Systems Engineering for Life Cycle of Complex Systems
302
Major Scientific Discoveries
319
The Space Shuttle and Great Observatories
320
Atmospheric Observations and Earth Imaging
344
Radars and Topography
360
The Shuttle Continuum Role of Human Spaceflight
497
President George HW Bush
499
Pam Leestma and Nome Alperstein
500
Norman Augustine
502
John Logsdon
504
Canadian Space Agency
506
General John Dailey
509
Leah Jamieson
510
Michael Griffin
512
Appendix
517
Flight Information
518
Program ManagersAcknowledgments
530
Selected Readings
531
Acronyms
535
Contributers Biographies
536
Index
542

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Dr. Helen W. Lane is Chief Scientist for Biological Sciences and Applications Space Life Sciences at NASA/Johnson Space Center and the lead for the Space Life Scineces Academy that focuses on education for the NASA employees as well as outreach for K-20. Previously she was Manager of University Research and Affairs for NASA's Johnson Space Center. Dr. Lane has also managed NASA's Advanced Human Support Technologies Program, which includes innovative work in food science and technologies for extended-duration spaceflight. She was Acting Director of Technology Transfer Office and branch chief for biomedical operations and research that included the nutrition research laboratory and clinical medicine. As NASA's Chief Nutritionist, she led efforts to define nutritional requirements for healthy crew members during spaceflight. Her research and administrative functions have included setting the nutrition standards for the International Space Station and the joint U.S.- Russian Shuttle-Mir flights. Her research focused on energy and protein requirements as well as space-food nutritional quality. Dr. Lane has also completed clinical and basic science research on selenium and breast cancer. Dr. Lane received her B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1994. She served as Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Texas Medical Center from 1977 to 1984 and as Professor of Nutrition at Auburn University from 1984 to 1989. At present she serves as Adjunct Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. As a registered dietitian, she is active in the American Dietetics Association and a member of the American Society for Nutrition.

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