Space Rescue: Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft

Paperback | February 13, 2009

byShayler David

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Looks forward to the completion of the ISS, possibility of return to the moon, manned flights to Mars, and the prospect of safety and rescue far beyond.Describes the role of Mission Control and recovery forces in ensuring the support from the ground to the crew in space.Provides a unique range of historic archive of material on the Russian programme.Presents a review of the Columbia accident, its investigation and various proposed rescue scenarios.Details escape systems devised for rocket research aircraft, early manned spacecraft, abort and recovery options from Earth orbit, and from lunar distance.Demonstrates that crew safety has been a factor in planning and mounting on all manned spaceflights.

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Looks forward to the completion of the ISS, possibility of return to the moon, manned flights to Mars, and the prospect of safety and rescue far beyond.Describes the role of Mission Control and recovery forces in ensuring the support from the ground to the crew in space.Provides a unique range of historic archive of material on the Rus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 0 inPublished:February 13, 2009Publisher:PraxisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387699058

ISBN - 13:9780387699059

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Table of Contents

Author's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword by Paul J. Weitz.- Prologue.- STS-107: Rescue or Repair?- Space: A Final Frontier.- Training to Survive.- Pad Escape.- Launch Escape, 1: Escape Towers.- Launch Escape, 2: Ejection Seats.- Away from Earth.- Return to Earth.- Summary.- Bibliography.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This carefully researched and written book develops a unique presentation of international space activity from a safety perspective. Shayler, an aeronautical historian, has made an immense effort in providing details on such topics as space rescue . . The attractive cover provides clear support for the title, and the figures and pictures create understandable views for related discussions. This book should be available in public libraries and offered as a resource for graduate space courses. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; general readers." (E. H. Dammier, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)