Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

By Francis French

It was once a time of daring new expertise, historical moments, and foreign jousting at the ultimate frontier. however it was once additionally a time of human drama, of moments much less public yet no much less dramatic within the lives of these who made the golden age of area flight take place. those are the moments and the lives that Into That Silent Sea captures, a ebook that tells the intimate tales of the lads and girls, American and Russian, who made the gap race their very own and gave the period its compelling character.
These pages chronicle a diverse and riveting cavalcade of human tales, together with a glance at Yuri Gagarin’s harrowing youth in war-ravaged Russia and Alan Shepard’s company buy at the American dream. It additionally examines the debatable occupation of cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the 1st girl in house, and the striking fight and supreme unhappiness of her American opposite numbers. It attempts to discover the reality at the back of the allegations that shadowed Gus Grissom and Scott chippie after which permits the reader to proportion the heart-stopping suspense of Alexei Leonov’s near-fatal first house stroll. via dozens of interviews and entry to Russian and American reliable records and kin files, the authors carry to lifestyles the studies that formed the lives of the 1st astronauts and cosmonauts and without end replaced their global and ours.

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Worlds Beyond Our Own: The Search for Habitable Planets

By Sujan Sengupta

It is a ebook on planets: sun approach planets and dwarf planets. And planets outdoors our sun process – exoplanets. How did they shape? What forms of planets are there and what have they got in universal? How do they range? What will we learn about their atmospheres – in the event that they have one? What are the stipulations for all times and on which planets may possibly they be met? And what’s the foundation of lifestyles in the world and the way did it shape? you'll know the way infrequent the sun method, the Earth and consequently existence is.
This can be a ebook on stars. the 1st and moment iteration of stars within the Universe. yet specifically additionally at the hyperlink among planets and stars – brown dwarfs. Their atmospheric homes and similarities with mammoth exoplanets.
All those attention-grabbing questions could be responded in a non-technical demeanour. yet these of you who need to know a piece extra could lookup the appropriate mathematical relationships in appendices.

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Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy (Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics)

By C.R. Kitchin

A concise creation, Optical Astronomical Spectroscopy appeals to the newcomer of astronomical spectroscopy and assumes no past professional wisdom. starting from the actual historical past of spectroscopy with a transparent rationalization of strength degrees and spectroscopic notation, the booklet proceeds to introduce the most recommendations of optical spectroscopy and the diversity of instrumentation that's to be had. With readability and directness, it then describes the functions of spectroscopy in smooth astronomy, similar to the sunlight procedure, stars, nebulae, the interstellar medium, and galaxies, giving a right away attract rookies.

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Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmos

By James Geach

Each evening, we will gaze up on the evening sky and view the hundreds of thousands of stars that extend to the tip of our person horizons. however the stars we see are just those who make up our personal Milky manner galaxy—but one in every of enormous quantities of billions within the entire of the universe, each one separated  by way of inconceivably large tracts of empty house. during this booklet, astronomer James Geach tells the wealthy tales of either the evolution of galaxies and our skill to watch them, supplying a desirable historical past of ways we’ve come to achieve humanity’s tiny position within the sizeable universe.
Taking us on a compelling travel of the cutting-edge technology eager about mapping the limitless, Geach deals a first-hand account of either the technological know-how itself and the way it really is performed, describing what we at the moment understand in addition to that which we nonetheless don't. He is going again 100 years to whilst scientists first proved the life of different galaxies, monitoring our endured development within the skill to assemble and interpret the sunshine that stars in remote galaxies have emitted via area and time. He discusses examples of this swiftly accelerating study, from the preliminary discovery that the faint “spiral nebulae” have been really separate famous person structures situated a ways past the Milky method to the newest observations of the character of galaxies and the way they've got developed. He additionally delves into the theoretical framework and simulations that describe our present “world version” of the universe.
With 100 outstanding colour illustrations, Galaxy is an illuminating consultant to the choreography of the cosmos and the way we got here to grasp our position inside it that might entice any stargazer who has questioned what was once past their sight.  

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From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy

By C. M. Linton

Due to the fact that people first seemed in the direction of the heavens, they've got tried to foretell and clarify the motions of the sunlight, moon, and planets. This ebook describes the theories of planetary movement which have been built during the a long time, from the homocentric spheres of Eudoxus to Einstein's normal thought of relativity. It emphasizes the interplay among growth in astronomy and in arithmetic, demonstrating how the 2 were inextricably associated because Babylonian instances.

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Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (Cambridge Library Collection - Astronomy)

By Thomas William Webb

Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) was once an Oxford-educated English clergyman whose deep curiosity in astronomy and accompanying box observations finally resulted in the book of his Celestial items for universal Telescopes in 1859. An try 'to provide the possessors of normal telescopes with undeniable instructions for his or her use, and an inventory of gadgets for his or her positive employment', the e-book was once well-liked by novice stargazers for plenty of a long time to persist with. Underlying Webb's celestial box advisor and instructions on telescope use was once a deep conviction that the heavens pointed observers 'to the main extraordinary ideas of the littleness of guy, and of the unspeakable greatness and glory of the Creator'. A vintage and well-loved paintings by way of a passionate practitioner, the monograph continues to be a huge landmark within the historical past of astronomy, in addition to a device to be used via amateurs and execs alike.

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Escaping the Bonds of Earth: The Fifties and the Sixties (Springer Praxis Books)

By Ben Evans

To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering trip into house on 12th April 2011, a sequence of 5 books – to be released every year – will discover this part century, decade through decade, to find how humanity’s wisdom of flying, operating and dwelling in house has replaced. each one quantity will concentration not just upon the person missions inside ‘its’ decade, but in addition upon the foremost demanding situations dealing with human area exploration at particular issues inside these 50 years: from the straightforward difficulties of respiring and consuming in house to the demanding situations of venturing outdoor in a pressurised spacesuit and locomotion at the Moon.

The first quantity of this sequence will concentration upon the Nineteen Sixties, exploring each one challenge from April 1961 to April 1971 intensive: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the institution of the 1st Salyut area station and from Alan Shepard’s modest sub-orbital ‘hop’ into area to his effective arrival on the Moon’s Fra Mauro foothills virtually a decade later.

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Asteroids: Prospective Energy and Material Resources

The Earth has constrained fabric and effort assets whereas those assets in area are almost limitless. extra improvement of humanity would require going past our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial assets and assets of limitless power.


Thus a long way, all missions to asteroids were prompted through medical exploration. even though, given contemporary developments in numerous house applied sciences, mining asteroids for assets is turning into ever extra possible. a good portion of asteroids price is derived from their position; the mandatory assets don't have to be lifted at a very good cost from the skin of the Earth.


Resources derived from Asteroid not just could be introduced again to Earth yet may be used to maintain human exploration of area and everlasting settlements in space.


This e-book investigates asteroids' potential strength and fabric assets. it's a choice of issues regarding asteroid exploration, and usage. It offers prior and destiny applied sciences and strategies to previous difficulties which can turn into fact in our existence time. The publication consequently is a brilliant resource of condensed info for experts interested in present and drawing close asteroid-related actions and a very good start line for area researchers, inventors, technologists and power investors.


Written for researchers, engineers, and businessmen attracted to asteroids' exploration and exploitation.


Keywords: Asteroids, Asteroid exploration, Asteroid exploitation, power resources, area assets, fabric assets, In-Situ source usage, Mining


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The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team: Their Lives and Legacies (Springer Praxis Books)

By Colin Burgess

The First Soviet Cosmonaut workforce will relate who those males have been and supply way more broad history tales, as well as these of the extra widely used names of early Soviet house explorers from that crew. Many previously-unpublished images of those “missing” applicants may also be integrated for the 1st time during this ebook. it will likely be an in depth, yet hugely readable and balanced account of the historical past, education and stories of the 1st workforce of twenty cosmonauts of the USSR. A covert recruitment and choice technique used to be set in movement in the course of the Soviet army in August 1959, simply sooner than the naming of America’s Mercury astronauts. these chosen have been ordered to file for education at a unique camp outdoors of Moscow within the spring of 1960. only a 12 months later, Senior Lieutenant Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Air strength (promoted in flight to the rank of significant) used to be introduced aboard a Vostok spacecraft and have become the 1st individual ever to accomplish house flight and orbit the Earth.

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