Countdown to a Moon Launch Jonathan H. Ward 2015-07-07 Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story of what went on during those hectic six months. Countdown to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers will learn what went on day by day to transform partially completed stages and crates of parts into a ready-to-fly Saturn V. Firsthand accounts of launch pad accidents, near misses, suspected sabotage, and last-minute changes to hardware are told by more than 70 NASA employees and its contractors. A companion to Rocket Ranch, it includes many diagrams and photographs, some never before published, to illustrate all aspects of the process. NASA’s groundbreaking use of computers for testing and advanced management techniques are also covered in detail. This book will demystify the question of how NASA could build and launch Apollo missions using 1960s technology. You’ll discover that there was no magic involved – just an abundance of discipline, willpower, and creativity.
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot Margot Theis Raven 2013-08-15 A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky. Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies. Without outside help, over 2.2 million people would die. Thus began the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in needed supplies. As one of the American pilots participating in the Airlift mission, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to provide not only nourishment to the children but also gave them a reason to hope for a better world. From one thoughtful, generous act came a lifelong relationship between Lt. Gail and the children of Berlin. This is the true story of a seven-year-old girl named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin during the Airlift and of the American who came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen's evocative paintings illuminate Margot Theis Raven's powerful story of hope, friendship and remembrance. About the Author: Margot Theis Raven has been a professional writer working in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and children's books for thirty years. She has won five national awards, including an IRA Teacher's Choice award. Ms. Raven earned her degree in English from Rosemont College and attended Villanova University for theater study, and Kent State University for German language. Ms. Raven splits her time living in Concord, MA, Charleston, SC and West Chesterfield, NH. About the Illustrator: Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976, and years later he became a children's book illustrator. Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot is Nick's ninth children's book with Sleeping Bear Press.
Spacesuit Guidebook 1990
Orbital Refueling System (ORS) 1984
The Ohio Jersey 1921
New Horizons C.T. Russell 2009-02-28 New Horizons: Reconnaissance of the Pluto–Charon System and the Kuiper Belt C. T. Russell Originally published in the journal Space Science Reviews, Volume 140, Nos 1–4, 1–2. DOI: 10. 1007/s11214-008-9450-0 © Springer Science+Business Media B. V. 2008 Exploration is mankind’s imperative. Since the beginnings of civilization, men and women have not been content to build a wall around their settlements and stay within its con nes. They explored the land around them, climbed the mountains, and scanned the horizons. The boldest among them pushed exploration to the most distant frontiers of the planet. As a result, much of the Earth was inhabited well before the days of the renowned European - th th plorers of the 15 and 16 centuries. Exploration did not cease, after the circumnavigation of the globe; it continued to the present. Today explorers are going in new directions, not just east and west, north and south. They explore backward in time and upward in space. Arc- ology explores the shorter time scales, and geochemistry the longer time scales of geophy- cal events: asteroidal and cometary collisions, magnetic reversals, continental formation and more. However, on Earth we cannot go back inde nitely, for much of the evidence of the very earliest days has been lost.
Rocket Ranch Jonathan H. Ward 2015-06-26 Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA’s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author’s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.
Worship, Habitation, Refuge 2015
Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration Brian Harvey 2007-08-17 This book tells the story of the Soviet and Russian lunar programme, from its origins to the present-day federal Russian space programme. Brian Harvey describes the techniques devised by the USSR for lunar landing, from the LK lunar module to the LOK lunar orbiter and versions tested in Earth’s orbit. He asks whether these systems would have worked and examines how well they were tested. He concludes that political mismanagement rather than technology prevented the Soviet Union from landing cosmonauts on the moon. The book is well timed for the return to the moon by the United States and the first missions there by China and India.
The Ordinary Spaceman Clayton C. Anderson 2015-06 "A memoir chronicling Clayton Anderson's quest to become an astronaut. From his childhood to working for NASA, and then eventually becoming an astronaut"--
American Moonshot Douglas Brinkley 2019-04-02 Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”—President John F. Kennedy On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.
The Changing Colors of Amos John Kinyon 2010-01-01 A leprechaun named Amos magically changes colors every day while he sings to the flowers and plays on his harp.
The Space Barons Christian Davenport 2018-03-20 The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.
Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004 Mark Lardas 2012-09-20 The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems – the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-colour photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.
Shoot for the Moon James Donovan 2019-03-12 Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history. When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out . . . On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements -- and a triumph of the American spirit -- the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions and upheaval of the sixties and the Cold War, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility -- when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems -- James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is "a powerfully written and irresistible celebration" of one of humankind's most extraordinary accomplishments (Booklist, starred review).
Hello, Is This Planet Earth? Tim Peake 2017-06-06 The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station. During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk -- and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here. Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts. Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?" With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.
The Kennedy Space Center Story Nasa Public Affairs 1991-06
Whoosh! Easy Paper Airplanes for Kids Amy Naylor 2013-10-23 Suitable for ages 3-7, this book combines the fun of coloring with the thrill of folding and flying paper airplanes. Two copies of a dozen different themes include princess planes, jungle jets, and other playful motifs.
Choosing the Right Stuff Patricia A. Santy 1994 The first detailed examination of the role of psychology and the behavioral sciences in space exploration.
The Night Box Louise Greig 2018-09-25 Soothing bedtime reading, this reassuring and magical evocation of nighttime encourages imaginative exploration and marks the debut of a talented poet and illustrator picture-book pair. When a little boy opens the Night Box, darkness swoops out, a fox uncurls, and a thousand stars sparkle and shine. Night flows freely then, cavorting and exploring, caring for all its creatures until morning comes, and it's time for Night to rest again. With its soothing cadences and air of quiet wonder, The Night Box is sure to charm any sleepy listener who wonders what happens between sunset and sunrise.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle Floor Puzzle School Specialty Publishing 2004-04-15
Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station National Research Council 2000-04-14 Under current NASA plans, investigations in the area of biotechnology will be a significant component of the life sciences research to be conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). They encompass work on cell science and studies of the use of microgravity to grow high-quality protein crystals. Both these subdisciplines are advancing rapidly in terrestrial laboratories, fueled by federal and industrial research budgets that dwarf those of NASA's life science program. Forging strong and fruitful connections between the space investigations and laboratory-bench biologists, a continual challenge for NASA' s life sciences program, is thus of great importance to ensuring the excellence of ISS research. This report evaluates the plan for NASA's biotechnology facility on the ISS and the scientific context that surrounds it, and makes recommendations on how the facility can be made more effective. In addition to questions about optimizing the instrumentation, the report addresses strategies for enhancing the scientific impact and improving the outreach to mainstream terrestrial biology. No major redirection of effort is called for, but collectively the specific, targeted changes recommended by the task group would have a major effect on the conduct of biotechnology research in space.
Make ANONIMO 2002-02-11 In just two years, MAKE has rapidly become one of the hottest new magazines to hit the newsstands. Often coined "the bible of the Tech DIY movement", the MAKE team has passionately pursued it's stated goal: to unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of imaginative and resourceful people who pursue amazing projects in their backyards, basements, garages and even modified kitchen counter labs - tech enthusiasts, backyard scientists, hobbyists, renegade crafters, hackers, students and backyard inventors and dreamers of all ages. Their vision: To spread the knowledge, skills and clever workarounds of innovative Makers across the DIY marketplace to aspiring makers, students of all ages and educators; To grow the World's largest "Science Club" around the Makers Brand; a constellation of communities that nurture, support and inspire scientific and technological exploration, learning and mentoring for people of all ages, ethnicities, gender and cultural background. To inspire and re-engage youth from all walks of life in the joys of science, engineering, technology and the arts. Through the brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated magazine, podcasts and website, the MAKE team has won broad acclaim for their clear yet down-to-earth coverage and uncanny instinct for what moves Makers, and their ability to nail the curiosity, vibrance, and passion of the rapidly emerging "tech DIY" movement. In this special re-release, all 4 volumes of MAKE's second year are combined in this special 4-Volume Collector's Set. Believe it or not, the following is mere sampling of the projects and articles you'll find in MAKE: The Next Year MAKE: Vol.05 It Came From My Garage Model kit makers bring B-movie monsters to your home. Calculate This! MAKE looks at slide rules. Jackhammer Headphones And a discourse on blind men, chipmunks, whales, and the future. Electric Avenue The street-legal electric car of the future is coming--not from Japan or Detroit--but from your neighbor's garage. Dive, Darn It, Dive! It's a matter of sink and swim at the 8th international autonomous underwater vehicle competition. Backyard Zip Line Be the hit of the neighborhood with a high-flying, tree-to-tree transporter. Soda Bottle Rocket by Steve Lodefink You don't have to be Burt Rutan to start your own rocket program. With a few empty soda bottles and some PVC pipe, you can build a high-performance water rocket. Wind Powered Generator by Abe and Josie Connally With a motor and some piping, it's suprisingly easy to build this inexpensive, efficient windmill generator--and enjoy free energy forever. The Jam Jar Jet Don't think you can build a jet engine at home? Here's a simple jet engine--a pulsejet--that you can make out of a jam jar in an afternoon. All it takes is bending some wire and punching a few holes. The Quick and Dirty: Holes, Rivets, and Bent Metal by Mister Jalopy Learn three essential shop fabrication techniques and reward yourself by making a wi-fi signal deflector. Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things Turn a remote control car into an alarm system. Olde-School Bookbinding Pages last longer, lie flatter, and look better inside a handsome, durable hardcover. Out Damned Spot! The chemistry of stain removal. Pump Down the Volume Five simple steps to a quieter PC. Geared Up Use a gunbelt and leg holster to hold your gear. Boost Your Signal Improving MyFi XM satellite radio reception. The World As Your Canvas Use GPS to create giant-sized works of art. Circuit Quiz Game Teach kids about circuitry in 30 minutes. iSight Tripod Mount Point your webcam anywhere you want. The Fauxlance Photographer How to get VIP treatment by dressing the part of a pro photographer. Ten Dollar Pseudoscope See everything inside out through this classic optical instrument. Citizen Weather Station Collect meteorological data on your roof and donate it to science. Launching Light Portable, collapsible model rocket launch pad. Firefly Meter Bioluminescence detector lights way toward insect-cyborg pollution sensor. Legal And Free Digital Satellite TV Use a long-obsolete Primestar dish to pull in a wide world of programming. Digital TV On The Cheap You can get many of the benefits of Digital TV (DTV) for as little as 20 bucks, if you're willing to do a little tinkering. Full Mast Reception Build your own satellite dish mast in three easy steps. Dumpster Cornucopia Reusing components from discarded electronics. Theory & Practice: IR Remote Control Protocol by Bunnie Huang Get an infrared remote to turn your room lights on and off. Sensor Interfaces How circuits communicate with the outside world. Computers in the Machine Emulation software gives you free, zero-footprint, vintage computers. Digital Video Production: Create Explosive Visuals Real movie explosions are dangerous, expensive, and usually unnecessary. MAKE VOL.06 Tones Dem Tones, Damn Ringtones Shouldn't people make their own ringtones, not buy them? Ship of Cards Popular card games become an exercise in miniature construction. Space Cases The balloon men at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Totch Brown's Pit Pan Gator Boat Start your boat-building hobby by building this one. A Beginner's Guide to BEAM b The BEAM design approach creates nimble robots from simple components, with no programming required. Panzeroids Become a desktop general with these battlin' bot tanks. Bots in a Snap The nuts and bolts of Lego robot design. Cogs and Cocktails Meet the drink-serving, drunk-driving droids at Roboexotica. The Vex Robotics Design System Versatile, powerful design raises the bot in prefab robotics construction kits. Mini Mars Rover A wireless remote control camera on wheels. Hot Air by Mister Jalopy in The Quick and Dirty Build a do-everything manifold to control, dry, route, and use compressed air. Two BEAMbots: Trimet and Solarroller Solder together one simple circuit and use it to control two very different solar-powered robo-critters: a little satellite that scoots and bumps around, and a mini cart that just keeps a-rolling until the sun goes down. Soccer-Playing Robot Make an autonomous robot that can chase a ping-pong ball, push it into a goal, and take other programmable actions. When you're finished, you'll have a few more wrinkles in your brain and no more fears of robot attacks. Building Tensegrity Models Make a "needle tower" sculpture from dowels and elastic cord that seems to defy the laws of physics. LED Throwies Make and toss a bunch of these inexpensive little lights to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. It's Email Time Innocent-looking "clock" monitors the unread-message pileup in your inbox. Rumble Mouse For FPS gaming, a cellphone vibrator gives a kick to your clicks. Video Podcasting Producing TV shows on the cheap. Da Xerox Code How to read the tracking dots in your color Xerox printer. Let There Be (Front) Light Add an LED front light to your Game Boy Advance for $5. Sticky Fingers Modifying tech for pre-mouse toddlers. Homecasting Digital Music Good old FM beats wi-fi for sending streamed music around your house. Born-Again Boomboxes Up from the ghetto blaster, a new life as a functional-art stereo component. Run, Lala, Run A rodent-powered nightlight. Spider Rifle Humane, compressed-air-powered bug trapper. 3D Photography Taking stereographs is easier and more fun than ever. Macro Photography On a Budget Pringles-can lens extender produces dazzling ultra close-ups for peanuts. $130 Digital Picture Frame Build one in 15 minutes. The Secrets of Monitoring Atmospheric Haze Make a measuring instrument with an old video case and $20 worth of parts. RFID for Makers by Joe Grand Build this kit to read radio frequency ID tags. The MAKE Controller Announcing a just-maybe-revolutionary microcontroller for all things DIY. MakeShift by Lee D. Zlotoff The creator of MacGyver challenges you to survive an earthquake, a flood, and a hungover neighbor. Roomba Tronic by Phillip Torrone Take a tour into the underground robotic relentlessness of Roomba hacks, robots in the streets of Austin, and robot cockfighting. Off-the-Shelf Parts, Off-the-Wall Ideas by George Dyson Looking for the dawn of the digital universe? Check in the basement, next to the lavatory. My Version of Einstein's Amplifier Tyler Rourke tells how he built a replica of a hi-fi system built by Jack Rosenberg for Albert Einstein's 70th birthday gift. MAKE: VOL.07 Penny-Powered LED Power an LED with some salty water and $1.21. Shopping Cart Chair by Tim Anderson in Heirloom Technology Turn a shopping cart into a comfortable and stylish wheelchair. Digi-Comp Redux A maker in the middle recreates a kit classic. Magnetic Switches from Everyday Things Control many devices from afar with the magnetically sensitive Sneaky Switch. Arduino Fever The tale of a cute, blue microcontroller that fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and the expanding community of developers who love and support it. Life and Death at Low Temperatures b How to freeze and revive a garden snail. A Sublime Machine Mike Wilder makes Lego robots for time-lapse 3D videos of carnivorous plants. Kitchen Counter DNA Lab Extract, purify, and experiment with the blueprint of life. Home Molecular Genetics Extract, fingerprint, and replicate your own DNA. Hack Your Plants! Play God in your garden--create custom fruits, flowers, veggies, and more. Rocket-Launched Camcorder Hack a $30, single-use camcorder to make it reusable, then launch it up in a model rocket and capture thrilling astronaut's view footage of high-speed neighborhood escape and re-entry. The Two-Can Stirling Engine b The Stirling engine has long captivated inventors and dreamers. Here are complete plans for building and operating a two-cylinder model that runs on almost any high-temperature heat source. Home Mycology Lab Use an off-the-shelf home air purifier to make a laminar flow hood for your own miniature mycology lab. Then use it to culture and grow mushrooms, and to perform other experiments that require a clean-room environment. Head-Mounted Water Cannon Use steel fire-extinguisher power to pummel plastic squirt toys. Weatherproof Wi-Fi Access Point b Outdoor router with minimal coaxial run maximizes network range. Convertible Jockey Box Portable cooler taps and dispenses ice-cold beer from both kegs and mini-kegs. Beepkiller: Parental Revenge Three ways to silence annoying toys. iPod Video Converter Cable An easier way to watch iPod video on your TV. Automate Your Voicemail Greeting Program Asterisk to daily update your outgoing message in your own voice. USB-Powered Fan 12 easy steps to a cooler you. Thumb Life USB keydrive lets you listen to, read, and play what you want on any machine. El Cheapo Cantenna "Mountain Grown" coffee can makes homegrown wi-fi range extender. Backup Power To Go 9V battery USB-compatible charger juices up portables in a pinch. Palm Pilot Notebook Modified hardback book contains extra-powered PDA and travel keyboard. Scribbler Bot Homemade two-axis plotter finds work as a cariacature artist. How to Drink Beer on C-SPAN Put yourself into somebody else's video. Monster MIDI Detector Here's an easy-to-build MIDI detector packaged in a small Japanese action figure. Duct Tape and Cyclotrons Incredible machines at thte Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. MakeShift by Lee D. Zlotoff The creator of MacGyver challenges you to save a man stuck in a fissure filled with toxic gas. Digital Spelunking Unearthing ancient Apple II files on AOL. Strange Love by George Dyson Or, how they learned to start worrying and love to hate the bomb. My Robosapien in a Can High-Flying Video from Rocket-Launched Camcorder MAKE Vol.08 Custom Travel-Game Mod Make a travel edition of your favorite, and otherwise housebound, board game. Heavy Lifting Placing huge towers up a mountain is just the start to reaching Troy Caldwell's ski-resort-on-a-budget dream. Charlie Asquith's Jet Dory Charlie is 78 years old and he'd been fishing for mullet in Hawks Nest, Australia, for over 60 years. Homebrew Magnetometer Build a torsion balance to measure tiny changes in thet Earth's magnetic field. Shaker Flashlight Power Source Powering small electronics with your muscles. Homebrew Game Design Turning wacky ideas into fun board games. The Secret History of MYST Co-creator Robyn Miller reveals why it became the best-selling adventure game of all time. 1966: A Big Year for Games An afternoon with Ralph Baer, the "Father of Video Games." Photos from the Inside Toys sent through the X-ray machine give new insights. Pinball Restoring a crusty, beat up Cyclone and going inside the electromechanical underground. Chris Ware's ACME Papercraft Comics you can build! Tabletop Terrains That's no pile of trash; it's my asteroid mining colony! Making Your Own Video Game Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express opens up game development. Pummer, Dude! Part robotic plant life, part techno-sculpture, these desktop toys are easy and fun to make. Roachball Goes Open Source In this fast-paced lunch-hour sport, changing the rules is part of the game. Building an Ornithopter For millennia, men and women have studied birds, bats, and beetles, observing and experimenting, attempting to determine what humans must do to fly by flapping. Killing Time Hack a retro gaming light gun with some tilt switches to control a vintage digital clock radio. After the alarm wakes you up, you can grab the gun and kill it off. Isn't that what you've always dreamed of doing? Coffee Roaster Lots of folks think that quaffing a cup of coffee from boutique beans comes close to nirvana, but roasting your own beans will bring you even closer. That's why I call this roaster the Nirvana Machine. Streamerator 2000 This favorite stage prop launches streams of toilet paper into mid-air, or can completely mummify someone in the front row. TV-to-Synth Interface Triggering sound from video images. World's Loudest iPod iBump crossover lets you crank it up without distortion. Project Redshark Turn your Xbox into a mobile media monstrocity. My Love Affair with LEDs Build a bright, low-powered desk lamp TV Spinner Motorized lazy Susan aims the screen where it's needed. Smart HVAC Energy-efficient A/C knows when you're in the room MIDI Controller Monkey A/V monkeyshines with flex sensors and a MIDIsense board Clean Out a Dishwasher Salvaging components from unwanted appliances. How Not to Make a How-To Video Ignore these handy rules and your instructional video will turn out great! Van TV b Big sights and sounds hit the streets. Quick and Dirty Light Table A storage bin, a pane of glass, and fluorescent light saves hundreds of dollars Moldmaking by Adam Savage How the pros replicate objects Gaming on the EDSAC and PDP-1 From the earliest computers came the first computer games Blast from the Past: The 1948 Union Hardware Catalog Old catalog provides a glipmse of how modern civilization was built wiithout laser levels or pneumatic nail guns Paper Water Bomber Winged origami missile with front-load tank delivers wet payload
Moon Shot Alan Shepard 2011-05-03 New York Times bestseller for fans of First Man: A “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (Entertainment Weekly). On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
How Apollo Flew to the Moon W. David Woods 2011-08-08 Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.
The International Space Station Robert C. Dempsey 2017 Looks at the operations of the International Space Station from the perspective of the Houston flight control team, under the leadership of NASA's flight directors, who authored the book. The book provides insight into the vast amount of time and energy that these teams devote to the development, planning and integration of a mission before it is executed. The passion and attention to detail of the flight control team members, who are always ready to step up when things do not go well, is a hallmark of NASA human spaceflight operations. With tremendous support from the ISS program office and engineering community, the flight control team has made the International Space Station and the programs before it a success.
Teaching Science Process Skills Jill Bailer 2006 Your students will be engaged with these high-interest inquiry-based experiments that will help develop important science process skills such as observing, hypothesizing, predicting, inferring, and investigating. Teacher notes are included for every activity as well as forms and guidelines for independent lab investigations. This invaluable book for middle school students hones in on skills necessary for achieving desired results on standardized tests and Project 2061 science initiatives. Excite your students and your science curriculum with Teaching Science Process Skills.
Energiya-Buran Bart Hendrickx 2007-12-05 This absorbing book describes the long development of the Soviet space shuttle system, its infrastructure and the space agency’s plans to follow up the first historic unmanned mission. The book includes comparisons with the American shuttle system and offers accounts of the Soviet test pilots chosen for training to fly the system, and the operational, political and engineering problems that finally sealed the fate of Buran and ultimately of NASA’s Shuttle fleet.
Spaceborne Donald Pettit 2016-10-01 Museum quality photography book of images taken by NASA astronaut Donald R. Pettit during his 370 days aboard the International Space Station. Foreword by Apollo 12 veteran Alan Bean.
Japanese Missions to the International Space Station John O'Sullivan 2019-03-23 Japan has a rich history of human spaceflight, flying in space with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the JAXA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and how they have lived on board, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments. JAXA has contributed the largest single module to the ISS: the Kibō (Hope) science laboratory with its Logistics Module, Exposed Facility and robot arm. JAXA supplies the station with cargo and supplies on its automated cargo spacecraft, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), but it is the human endeavour that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six-month expeditions, from spacewalking to commanding the Earth’s only outpost in space, JAXA astronauts have played a vital role in the international project. Extensive use of colour photographs from NASA and JAXA depicting the experiments carried out and the phases of the ISS construction, together with the personal stories of the astronauts’ experiences in space, highlight the crucial part the Japanese have played in human spaceflight.
From Cave Man to Cave Martian Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried 2019-04-05 This book explores the practicality of using the existing subsurface geology on the Moon and Mars for protection against radiation, thermal extremes, micrometeorites and dust storms rather than building surface habitats at great expense at least for those first few missions. It encourages NASA to plan a precursor mission using this concept and employ a “Short Stay” Opposition Class mission to Mars as the first mission rather than the “Long Stay” concept requiring a mission that is too long, too dangerous and too costly for man’s first missions to Mars. Included in these pages is a short history on the uses of caves by early humans over great periods of time. It then describes the ongoing efforts to research caves, pits, tunnels, lava tubes, skylights and the associated technologies that pertain to potential lunar and Mars exploration and habitation. It describes evidence for existing caves and lava tubes on both the Moon and Mars. The work of noted scientists, technologists and roboticists are referenced and described. This ongoing work is moreextensive than one would think and is directly applicable to longer term habitation and exploration of the Moon and Mars. Emphasis is also given to the operational aspects of working and living in lunar and Martian caves and lava tubes.
Planet Origami Steve Biddle 1998-07 Provides step-by-step instructions on how to fold paper into spaceships, aliens, astronauts, shooting stars, the sun, Saturn, space probes, craters, rockets, and alien craft.
Mogworld Yahtzee Croshaw 2018-05-29 In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about sixty years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds: angry mobs of adventurers, a body falling apart at the seams — and a team of programmers racing a deadline to hammer out the last few bugs in their AI. *Mogworld is the debut novel from video-game icon Yahtzee Croshaw (Zero Punctuation)! With an exclusive one-chapter preview of Yahtzee Croshaw's next novel, Jam—coming to bookstores in October 2012! *Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's video review site, Zero Punctuation, receives over 2,500,000 unique hits a month, and has been licensed by G4 Television. *Yahtzee's blog receives about 150,000 hits per day. "The first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory." -Boing Boing
The Way of the Explorer Edgar Mitchell 2009-03-30 The Way of the Explorer traces two remarkable journeys--one through space, and one through the mind. Together they fundamentally alter the way we understand the miracle and mystery of being, and ultimately reveal humankind's role in its own destiny.
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Aircraft 2022-03-08 Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and discover the intrepid pioneers who made a dream reality Uncover the engineering behind more than 800 aircraft models, from military jets to commercial planes. This visual history book captures the fascinating story of airplanes and aviation, and how their groundbreaking discovery has influenced the 21st Century. Inside the pages of this aircraft book, you'll discover: - The history of military and commercial aircraft from all over the world, decade by decade, to the present day in stunning visual detail - Comprehensive catalogs highlight the most important aircraft of each period along with their specifications and unique features - Showcases on particularly celebrated aircraft - such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Concorde - in beautifully photographed "virtual tour" features - The stories of the engineers and manufacturers that created marques like Boeing and Airbus Take to the skies Modern flight has opened the world up to new opportunities and paved the way for the development of advanced research and technology. But, what made it so groundbreaking? This book uncovers the stories behind the first airplane models, the development of flight, and brings you to present-day marvels such as the Gypsy Moth and Supermarine Spitfire. The Aircraft Book is filled with stats, facts, and photographs that create a visual tour and allows you to see inside key commercial and military aircraft models from the exterior to the cockpit. Aviation enthusiasts will also be captivated by the manufacturer of aircraft engines and how famous models like Boeing and Lockheed became household names. Love history? Discover even more with DK! DK's The Definitive Visual History series is an iconic celebration of design and history. Packed with fascinating facts and statistics, these high-quality visual guides cover everything from history and notable designs to the people and technology that made it possible. Books in this series include The Car Book, The Train Book, The Tank Book, and so much more.
Mickey7 Edward Ashton 2022-02-15 The Martian meets Multiplicity in Edward Ashton's high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an "expendable," refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place. Dying isn’t any fun...but at least it’s a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal...and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2012 NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT-- OVERSTOCK SALE -Significantly reduced list price The Space Shuttle fleet set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions, from its first on April 12, 1981, to its last, on July 21, 2011. Beginning with the orbiter Columbia and continuing with Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space Shuttle has carried people into orbit; launched, recovered, and repaired satellites; conducted cutting-edge research; and helped build the largest human made structure in space, the International Space Station. Replete with images and facts of each mission and crew, this book is a tribute to everything accomplished during the 30 years of operation of the Space Shuttle program that defined NASA for an entire generation. Other related products: NASA Historical Data Book, V. 7: NASA Launch Systems, Space Transportation/Human Spaceflight, and Space Science can be found here: https: // Revolutionary Atmosphere: The Story of the Altitude Wind Tunnel and the Space Power Chambers can be found here: https: // Leadership in Space: Selected Speeches of NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, May 2005-October 2008 can be found here: https: // Our Changing Atmosphere: Discoveries From EOS Aura (Booklet) can be found here: https: // Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle --ePub format-- can be found here: https: // Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle 1971-2010 --Hardcover format can be found here: https: // --MOBI format can be found here: https: // --ePub format can be found here: https: // and here: https: // Other products produced by NASA can be found here: https: //

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