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Space Rescue: Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft / Edition 1

Space Rescue: Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft / Edition 1

by Shayler 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387699059
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 02/13/2009
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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