Nasa's Scientist-astronauts

Paperback | September 18, 2006

byShayler David, Colin Burgess

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This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science orientated space explorers.

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This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science orientated space explorers.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:588 pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 0.03 inPublished:September 18, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387218971

ISBN - 13:9780387218977

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Table of Contents

Dedication.- Foreword.- Authors Preface.- Acknowledgements.- List of Illustrations and Tables.- Prologue.- The Wrong Stuff.- Scientists as Astronauts.- The Scientific Six.- School for Scientists.- The Excess Eleven.- 'Flying is Just Not My Cup of Tea'.- A Geologist on the Moon.- Laboratories in the Sky.- Shuttling into Space.- The Long Wait.- Ending of Eras.- Science Officers on Space Station.- Conclusion.- Appendix.- Bibliography.- Index.