History of British Space Science

Author: Harrie Massie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521307833
Release Date: 1986-02-27
Genre: Science

This book documents how space science was started and encouraged to grow both nationally and internationally.

Can Democracies Fly in Space

Author: W. D. Kay
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275952541
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Examines the workings of the U.S. space program, its early successes and more recent problems, and relates them to the machinations of the American democratic system.

The Skylark Rocket

Author: Matthew Godwin
Publisher: Editions Beauchesne
ISBN: 2701015111
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Space sciences


Reconsidering Sputnik

Author: Roger D. Lanius
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134960262
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: History

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe. An introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Walter A. McDougall sets the context for Sputnik and its significance at the end of the twentieth century.

Science and Spectacle

Author: John Agar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317743026
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: History

Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope was once a symbol of British science and a much needed prestigious project for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, but it also raised questions regarding the proper role of universities as sites for scientific research.

Bald

Author: Kelly Weinersmith
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446257825
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Science

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

Author: Peter Bond
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 185233567X
Release Date: 2002-05
Genre: Science

Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations, with particular emphasis on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union. Defeated in the race to the Moon, the Soviets redirected their efforts towards the conquest of near-Earth space. In the next three decades, their increasingly large and sophisticated structures rewrote the history books as cosmonauts continued to push back all space endurance records. Only the U.S. Skylab, a technological cul-de-sac based on surplus Apollo hardware, interrupted this era of Soviet domination. By the mid-1990's, Russian physician Valeri Poliakov had lived continuously for 14 months on board the Mir space station, long enough to travel to Mars and back. The book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change. With Mir no longer in existence, all eyes are on the next generation, the International Space Station (ISS).

TIM PEAKE and BRITAIN S ROAD TO SPACE

Author: Erik Seedhouse
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319579078
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Science

For centuries the British developed a reputation as a nation of explorers. From Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe to the ascent of Everest, British explorers crossed oceans and continents and ventured where few, if any, had gone before. Until very recently, that legacy of exploration had not extended to space. For decades, successive governments chose to stay out of the human spaceflight programme, but in 2008 there were signs of optimism when ESA selected a new class of six astronauts, including, for the first time, a British representative: Timothy Peake. This book puts the reader in the flight suit of Britain’s first male astronaut. In addition to delving into the life of Tim Peake, this book discusses the learning curves required in astronaut and mission training and the complexity of the technologies required to launch an astronaut and keep them alive for months on end. This book underscores the fact that technology and training, unlike space, do not exist in a vacuum; complex technical systems, like the ISS, interact with the variables of human personality, and the cultural background of the astronauts. But ultimately, this is the story of Tim Peake and the Principia mission and the down-to-the-last-bolt descriptions of life aboard the ISS, by way of the hurdles placed by the British government and the rigors of training at Russia’s Star City military base.

Unendlichkeit

Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641056223
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Fiction

Was geschah auf Resurgam? Auf einem Bergarbeiterplaneten mit lebensfeindlicher Umwelt werden bei archäologischen Forschungen Artefakte einer untergegangenen Kultur entdeckt. Schon bald zeigt sich, dass die Erschaffer der Artefakte, die Amarantin, damit eine Katastrophe heraufbeschworen hatten, die sie selbst vernichtet hat, bevor sie die Raumfahrt entwickeln konnten. Zufall? Oder wollte jemand den Aufbruch ins All verhindern? Die Wissenschaftler wollen die Wahrheit hinter der Katastrophe aufdecken, doch sie bekommen es mit mächtigen Gegnern zu tun, denn die Relikte der verschwundenen Zivilisation führen an die Grenzen von Raum und Zeit – und darüber hinaus.

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783959676434
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: History

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain

Author: Matthew Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781501322549
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Performing Arts

For the last sixty years discussion of 1950s science fiction cinema has been dominated by claims that the genre reflected US paranoia about Soviet brainwashing and the nuclear bomb. However, classic films, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and It Came from Outer Space (1953), and less familiar productions, such as It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), were regularly exported to countries across the world. The histories of their encounters with foreign audiences have not yet been told. Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain begins this task by recounting the story of 1950s British cinema-goers and the aliens and monsters they watched on the silver screen. Drawing on extensive archival research, Matthew Jones makes an exciting and important intervention by locating American science fiction films alongside their domestic counterparts in their British contexts of release and reception. He offers a radical reassessment of the genre, demonstrating for the first time that in Britain, which was a significant market for and producer of science fiction, these films gave voice to different fears than they did in America. While Americans experienced an economic boom, low immigration and the conferring of statehood on Alaska and Hawaii, Britons worried about economic uncertainty, mass immigration and the dissolution of the Empire. Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain uses these and other differences between the British and American experiences of the 1950s to tell a new history of the decade's science fiction cinema, exploring for the first time the ways in which the genre came to mean something unique to Britons.

State Science and the Skies

Author: Mark Whitehead
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444399868
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Genre: Science

Utilizing environmental archival materials from the UK, State, Science and the Skies presents a groundbreaking historical account of the development of a state science of atmospheric pollution. Offers the most extensive historical and geographical account of atmospheric government and pollution in Britain, available today Presents archival material from 150 years of British history that represents an original contribution to our knowledge of the history of science and government Develops an innovative combination of Foucauldian history of government with a history of atmospheric science Raises crucial questions about the nature of state/science relations and the conditions under which environmental knowledge is produced

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN: UOM:39015047531291
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reference

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.