Together in Orbit: The Origins of International Participation in the Space Station

Author:   John M Logsdon ,  N a S a
Publisher:   University Press of the Pacific
Volume:   11
ISBN:  

9781410224538


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   29 June 2005
Format:   Paperback
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Together in Orbit: The Origins of International Participation in the Space Station


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From virtually the beginning of the twentieth century, those interested in the human exploration of space have viewed as central to that endeavor the building of an Earth-orbital space station that would serve as the jumping-off point to the Moon and the planets. Always, space exploration supporters believed, a permanently occupied space station was a necessary outpost in the new frontier of space. The more technically minded recognized that once humans had achieved Earth orbit about 250 miles above the surface---the presumed location of any space station---the vast majority of the atmosphere and the gravity well would have been conquered, and then human beings were about halfway to anywhere they might want to go. Space station advocates also recognized that the scientific and technological challenge of building an Earth-orbital space station was daunting and that pooling the resources of many of the spacefaring nations of the world would maximize the probabilities of success. Thus, when the space station project was born in the in the mid-1980s, it almost immediately became an international program. This monograph describes the process of conceptualizing the international partnership and crafting its contours.

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Author:   John M Logsdon ,  N a S a
Publisher:   University Press of the Pacific
Imprint:   University Press of the Pacific
Volume:   11
Dimensions:   Width: 21.00cm , Height: 0.30cm , Length: 27.90cm
Weight:   0.168kg
ISBN:  

9781410224538


ISBN 10:   1410224538
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   29 June 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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