Author : Margaret Lazarus Dean
Genre : History
Publisher : Graywolf Press
ISBN : 9781555973414
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

Author : Margaret Lazarus Dean
Genre : History
Publisher : Graywolf Press
ISBN : 155597709X
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

Author : Paul Elliott
Genre : Games & Activities
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781326792527
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Orbital 2100 is a science fiction setting for Cepheus Engine and other Classic 2D6 SF RPGs. It has realistic (TL 9) feel that is set within our own solar system. The Earth is locked in a Cold War with the people of Luna. Both face off, 400,000 km apart, threatening mutual annihilation whilst they compete to colonise the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Older colonies such as Mars and Mercury are independent and caught up in this struggle for solar system supremacy. Spacecraft use nuclear thermal rockets and create gravity by spinning pods or centrifuges, this is spaceflight as envisaged today! In keeping with the near-future and hard-science fiction themes, role-playing campaigns focus on real people doing real jobs. The game has rules, technology and advice to allow scenarios based around deep space haulage, asteroid mining, salvage, rescue and exploration. Colour cover, with B&W interior. Claim a free copy of the full colour PDF by contacting Zozer: https: //www.paulelliottbooks.com/contact.html

Author : Javier Roa
Genre : Science
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN : 9783110558623
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Regularized equations of motion can improve numerical integration for the propagation of orbits, and simplify the treatment of mission design problems. This monograph discusses standard techniques and recent research in the area. While each scheme is derived analytically, its accuracy is investigated numerically. Algebraic and topological aspects of the formulations are studied, as well as their application to practical scenarios such as spacecraft relative motion and new low-thrust trajectories.

Author : Philip Leonard
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781350075108
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This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Nottingham Trent University. What do we mean when we talk of 'world' literature? What does a global, even a planetary view reveal to us about literature, culture and being? In Orbital Poetics Philip Leonard explores conceptions of the world through the history of writing, theory and culture from an orbital perspective. Starting with literary and theoretical writing on satellites, orbit and terrestrial ground from the ancient world to the 21st century, the book casts a revealing new light on what it means to consider literature and culture on a global scale. Along the way, Leonard draws on a wide range of thinkers, writers and texts: from Dante and Goethe to contemporary electronic literature; Haruki Murakami and Tom McCarthy by way of philosophers and theorists including Agamben, Derrida and Heidegger; as well as astronaut photography and popular culture texts, such as novels by Buzz Aldrin and Tess Gerritsen and Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity.

Author : Richard H. Cavicchi
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : NASA:31769000456742
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Nuclear-powered Earth-orbital-launch probes can place greater payloads in orbit about Mars than chemical vehicles if reactor power exceeds 50 mw. Suitable reactor powers for this missionARE ABOUT 150, 400, AND 1000 MW FOR 33,000-, 81,000-, AND 200,000-LB VEHICLES, RESPECTIVELY. Whereas a 33,000-lb vehicle requires greater than a 200-day coast, a 145-day coast is feasible for an 81,000-lb vehicle. A hydrogen temperature of 4000 F in the nozzle appears to be a good compromise. Use of a solid-propellant rocket to achieve an orbit about Mars from coast yields no payload advantage. Using optimum firing dates, a 33,000-lb vehicle could orbit an acceptable payload about Mars, and an 81,000-lb vehicle could land freight on Mars. (Author).

Author : Dietrich W. Fellenz
Genre : Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
Publisher :
ISBN : UIUC:30112101601752
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Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : UOM:39015035789075
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Author : Wilbur F. Dobson
Genre : Space trajectories
Publisher :
ISBN : UIUC:30112106591669
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Author : Michael T Yen
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199712816
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Surgery of the Eyelids, Lacrimal System, and Orbit, second edition is a richly illustrated text of oculofacial plastic surgery, with contributions from over 50 nationally and internationally recognized expert authors. Extensively updated from the first edition, this comprehensive text details the evaluation and surgical management of conditions ranging from basic functional eyelid malpositions to complex aesthetic facial reconstructions. It is an excellent resource for those in training as well as seasoned practitioners wanting to be updated on the newest techniques in eyelid, lacrimal, and orbital surgery. The added section in aesthetic surgery includes both surgical and nonsurgical techniques for facial rejuvenation such as botulinum toxin injections, facial fillers, and chemical and laser resurfacing. With over 350 figures, the reader will be able to gain an in-depth understanding and step-by-step instruction of basic and advanced oculofacial plastic surgical procedures. The recognized expert contributing authors provide readers with trusted insight into new and advanced surgical techniques. The text is intuitively organized into functional sections including eyelid malpositions, eyelid reconstruction, lacrimal surgery, orbital surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery. Topics include eyelid lacerations and acute adnexal trauma, clinical presentation of eyelid lesions, management of periocular neoplasms, reconstruction of the lower eyelid, reconstruction of the upper eyelid, reconstruction of canthal defects, management of entropion and trichiasis, management of ectropion and floppy eyelids, management of blepharoptosis, management of eyelid retraction, management of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, management of facial palsy, evaluation of the lacrimal system, management of pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction, surgery of the lacrimal system, orbital and periorbital fracture, evaluation & spectrum of orbital disease, surgical exploration of the orbit, surgical decompression of the orbit, optic nerve sheath decompression, management of orbital cellulitis, enucleation and evisceration, orbital Exenteration, complications of the anophthalmic socket, rejuvenation of the forehead and eyebrows, upper eyelid blepharoplasty, lower eyelid and midfacial rejuvenation, chemical and laser resurfacing of the eyelids and face, botulinum toxin injections for facial rhytids, soft tissue fillers for facial aesthetics, and face-lifting techniques.