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What S It Like In Space?

Author : Ariel Waldman
ISBN : 9781452148717
Genre : Science
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Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who've actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, "moon face," the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.

Life Rules

Author : Natalie Calder
ISBN : 9781452526430
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Life Rules! is an inspirational tale of friendship and new beginnings. Trinity and Joel have had a tough year. Their father passed away, their mother has to work two jobs to make ends meet, and to top it all off Joel is being picked on incessantly by the school bully. Life couldn't get much worse. That is, until a new family moves to town and introduces them to a life they could never have dreamed of, a life in which they can have, be, or do anything they ever hoped or wished for. If you've ever felt that you're more powerful than you get credit for, you're right! This book not only tells a tale of new beginnings but will show you how to make your own dreams come true.

Space Traveler

Author : James Vincent
ISBN : 9781462065448
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Vincent is a "world class" musician. That he is not a household name is entirely by his choice, yet almost all who have seen him perform or heard his recordings have become his fans. He has written a unique, brutally honest account of his life his childhood and discovery of the guitar; his going on the road at seventeen to play in seedy dives and military service clubs; later, in famous upscale clubs across the country; then making records and playing huge concert venues. James gives us an inside look at the recording industry the studios, the performers, producers and promoters. He gives us behind the scenes insights into many famous personalities names like Santana, Garcia, Harrison and Cetera, and acknowledges some unsung heroes in the music world. His cast of characters includes the very rich and the down and out, the saint and the prostitute, the famous, the infamous and the very bizarre. This is a story about learning the hard way; about dysfunctional families, choices and consequences, lust, infidelity, despair, triumph, tragedy, friendship and betrayal. Most of all, it is a life's journey to discover the meaning of unconditional love and spiritual fulfillment. It is indeed, an odyssey. ?R.J.M.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32437010719785
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Continuing Story Of The International Space Station

Author : Peter Bond
ISBN : 185233567X
Genre : Science
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In this fascinating and well-written text Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations. Particular emphasis is placed 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. In clear and concise language the book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change.

Just Right Plays 15 Plays About Famous Americans For Emergent Readers

Author : Carol Pugliano-Martin
ISBN : 0439323339
Genre : Drama
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Connect reading and social studies with 15 engaging and easy-to-read plays about famous Americans such as George Washington, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pocahontas, Harriet Tubman, and more! Kids will enjoy learning about these fascinating figures while building reading and oral-language skills. Designed for emergent readers, the plays feature simple, predictable language, as well as rhyme and repetition. Includes background information and extension activities. For use with Grades K-2.


Author : Jerry Lynn Ross
ISBN : 9781557536310
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The most launched astronaut in history discusses his childhood growing up in rural Indiana, his career in the Air Force, and his time working at NASA, while offering an insider's account of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

New Mexico Space Trail

Author : Joseph T. Page II
ISBN : 9780738599502
Genre : History
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In the Southwestern United States, the skies above New Mexico have provided an amazing stargazing experience for two millennia. Images of America: New Mexico Space Trail catalogs sites within the state that have inspired humankind to reach for the stars. The Space Trail includes various archaeoastronomy locations, such as Chaco Canyon, which Native Americans used to predict agricultural schedules according to the sun's position during the solstice. Rocket development in Roswell, missile launches in the Tularosa Basin, astronomy efforts around the state, and commercial space flights are just a few of the stops along the trail. Join the journey and discover night skies that are so dark that the Milky Way and its millions of luminous stars create shadows over the desert landscape.

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Air Space Smithsonian

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Dead Calm

Author : Robert Aaron Enns
ISBN : 9781847473356
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DescriptionThe World has become completely exhausted; food is rare animals of the field and sea have become extinct. Man dies of contagions and cancer because the air is so polluted. So the Russian and American governments are working together to find a new planet for mankind. There is a radical new spacecraft that is built so this can be undertaken. Just as all is realized the two world powers come to a parting of the ways. World destruction is a possibility as the Americans speed off into space. With only having a period of six months to discover another planet to settle on before the Earths gravity belt becomes impassible; leaving man in even worse position and turmoil. The team of four men and four women as the Astronauts mates they search for another planet. The unseen happens and a tragedy strikes the crew of this search. Still they are catapulted into a mission against all odds and difficulties to bring their dreams of a new home to bear. They come upon every kind of hardship and disaster as their last hopes for the future must be undertaken. And they make a decision of ultimate dedication that pits them against what is thought to be the impossible. What happens next is only to be undertaken in dream and fantasy. About the AuthorRobert went to School in a rural town next To Langley on the outskirts of a suburb which was part of Vancouver. This outlying outskirt was called Surrey; the town in which Robert went to school and grew up was called Cloverdale. Robert his two Sisters and their Mother lived on a six acre hobby farm on 176 St. They lived in a meandering home large and although the opposite of foreboding; it was very homey and serene. The Enns children's Mother providing most for the children as they grew up into adults with backbreaking work and little pay. Their Father constantly away from home working in the Bush in the growing logging Industry, and was seldom home and even more seldom to help out with the household needs. Robert lapsing into chronic Asthma attended also much of the time with Pneumonia he often came close to death. On this Hobby farm they had milking cows to see to their need for butter, cream, and milk. There also were cattle on the farm adding to their food staple. Their mother always in spring grew a huge garden full of all types of Vegetables, which what they didn't eat and that was much seeing as the garden was so large and the soil so rich. So there was much canning for the winter months ahead taken care of with Mrs. Enns Sparse time. These things taking care of the nutritional value of the children to great lengths; there also at many points was a horse or two added to the herd of cattle for the enjoyment of his Sisters as Robert himself was terrified of them. In Roberts eighteenth year his family -Mother and Father decided they would move to a town about two hundred fifty miles south of where they had been living for so long. They all packed up except for the middle aged Sister Gloria who had now become married, and moved to the middle of the Okanagan Valley in the town of Penticton where Robert still lives alienated by his Sisters and in poverty lives in a one room motel suite trying but rarely making ends meet.

A Galaxy Of Her Own

Author : Libby Jackson
ISBN : 9781473553262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages. Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.

Walking In Space

Author : David Shayler
ISBN : 1852337109
Genre : Science
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Over the past 35 years more than 100 individual astronauts and cosmonauts have performed nearly 200 EVAs, (spacewalks), either singularly or in teams in Earth orbit, deep space or on the Moon. In 'Walking in Space: Development of Space Walking Techniques' the author, Dave Shayler, shows how hardware and crew members are prepared for, protected and supported during every EVA. He demonstrates how past experiences have led to improved training techniques and how this, in turn, has provided many successes and future developments.

Worlds Of Power

Author : Stephen Ellis
ISBN : 1850657343
Genre : Africa
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One cannot understand the politics of the present without taking religious thought seriously. In Africa religious belief has a huge impact on politics, from the top of society to the bottom. Religious ideas show what people actually think about the world and how to deal with it. Ellis and ter Haar maintainthat the specific content of religious thought has to be mastered if we are to grasp the political significance of religion in Africa today, but their book also informs our understanding of the relationship between religion and political practice in general.

Fallen Astronauts

Author : Colin Burgess
ISBN : 0803202415
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others. Simultaneous. (History)

Rude Astronauts

Author : Allen Steele
ISBN : 9781480439962
Genre : Fiction
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Short stories and science writing from a Robert A. Heinlein Award winner: “Allen Steele is among the best.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch In Rude Astronauts, Allen Steele presents some of his finest stories—including the Diamondback Jack Trilogy and his first published story, “Live from the Mars Hotel”—along with excerpts of the nonfiction science writing with which he made his name. In Steele’s universe, the stars are cold, space is big, and it’s the normal people who make things interesting.

Astronomy Astronauts And Space Exploration

Author : Clive Gifford
ISBN : 077872025X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Uncover the amazing story of astronomy from telescopes in space to outstanding observatories. Learn about the latest space probes, how rockets lift off, and what it's like living in the weightlessness of space. And find out about the remarkable astronauts who have spacewalked their way into history.

The Story Of The Space Shuttle

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : 1852337931
Genre : Science
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In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle, which entered service in 1981, remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. Conceived and designed as a reusable spacecraft to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit, and to supersede expendable launch vehicles, serving as the National Space Transportation System, it now coexists with a new range of commercial rockets. David Harland’s definitive work on the Space Shuttle explains the scientific contribution the Space Shuttle has made to the international space programme, detailing missions to Mir, Hubble and more recently its role in the assembly of the International Space Station. This substantial revision to existing chapters and extension of ‘The Space Shuttle’, following the loss of Columbia, will include a comprehensive account of the run-up to resumption of operations and conclude with a chapter beyond the Shuttle, looking at possible future concepts for a partly or totally reusable space vehicle which are being considered to replace the Shuttle.

Places Of Commemoration

Author : Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (18th : 1995)
ISBN : 0884022609
Genre : Architecture
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"Everyone is occupied, consciously or unconsciously, with identity--one's origin and the question of one's place in humankind and society of the past, present, and future. Identity and memory are not stable and objective things, but representations or constructions of reality related to a particular interest, such as class, gender, of power relations. Identity is problematic without history and without the commemoration of history, and of course such remembrance may distort historical events and facts. When dealing with gardens, a substantial part of our physical environment, there are always unspoken questions of identity." Places of Commemoration examines commemorative sites of different character, including gardens, landscapes, memorials, cemeteries, and sites of former Nazi concentration camps, detailing the ideas behind the creation of memorials and monuments and the struggles over the narratives they present.

Nasa S Scientist Astronauts

Author : Shayler David
ISBN : 9780387493879
Genre : Science
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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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