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Handbook of space engineering, archaeology, and heritage

Author: M Ann Garrison Darrin; Beth Laura O'Leary
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Series: Advances in engineering (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some might think that the 27 thousand tons of material launched by earthlings into outer space is nothing more than floating piles of debris. This title offers various historical and technological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Ann Garrison Darrin; Beth Laura O'Leary
ISBN: 9781420084313 1420084313
OCLC Number: 212843969
Description: xix, 1015 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. All sky survey. Introduction ; Archaeology : the basics ; Evolution of space archaeology and heritage ; Space basics : the Solar system ; Space basics : orbital mechanics ; Space basics : getting to and staying in space ; Ground segment : ground systems and operations ; Launch segment : launch vehicles and spacelift ; Space segment : space vehicles and payloads --
pt. II. The sky : a cultural perspective. Archaeoastronomy, ethnoastronomy, and cultural astronomy. --
pt. III. Introduction to the space age. History of the space age ; From Vengeance 2 to Sputnik 1 : the beginnings ; Space race and the Cold War ; Origin and developments in commercial space ; Maturing space age --
pt. IV. The landscape of space. Cultural landscape of space ; Orbital artifacts in space ; Introduction to space debris ; Heritage of Earth orbit : orbital debris --
its mitigation and cultural heritage ; Spacecraft and objects left on planetary surfaces ; Culture of Apollo : a catalog of manned exploration of the Moon --
pt. V. Spacecraft forensics and mystery solving. Space hardware : mystery solving ; Failed Mars mission landing sites : heritage places or forensic investigation scenes? ; Lost spacecraft ; Space hardware : models, spares, and debris --
pt. VI. Environmental effects and the material record. Natural formation processes and their effects on exoatmospheric objects, structures, and sites ; Space environmental effects ; Space, atmospheric, and terrestrial radiation environments ; Thermal environment and the effects on aging ; Potential effects : atmosphere of space bodies and materials ; Wear and tear : mechanical ; Space environment and spacecraft electrical systems ; Contamination control and planetary protection ; Studies in aging --
pt. VII. Preservation of space objects and case studies. Space technology : Vanguard I, Explorer 7, and GRAB --
materials and museum concerns ; CORONA KH-4B museum preservation of reconnaissance space artifacts : a case study ; In situ preservation of historic spacecraft ; Archaeology of the putative Roswell UFO crash site : a case study --
pt. VIII. Space policy and preservation. International space community and space law ; One giant leap : preserving cultural resources on the Moon ; On the nature of the cultural heritage values of spacecraft crash sites ; Mission planning : space archaeology and preservation planning : system engineering perspective --
pt. IX. The future and space archaeology. Plan for the future preservation of space ; Space exploration : the next 100 years ; Surveying Fermi's paradox, mapping Dyson's sphere : approaches to archaeological field research in space --
pt. X. The mind and the cosmos. Developing exoarchaeology in the Solar System and beyond ; Technology and material culture in science fiction ; Space archaeology and science fiction ; Space archaeology and the historiography of science fiction --
Appendix A. Toward an understanding of terminology in space engineering, archaeology, and heritage --
Appendix B. Space programs and organizations.
Series Title: Advances in engineering (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Responsibility: edited by Ann Garrison Darrin, Beth Laura O'Leary.

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