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NASA's Scientist-Astronauts / Edition 1

NASA's Scientist-Astronauts / Edition 1

by Shayler 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Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science orientated space explorers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387218977
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/18/2006
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 543
Product dimensions: 9.45(w) x 6.69(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

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 ISS.

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