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Spacefaring : the human dimension

Author: Albert A Harrison
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stars have always called us, but only for the past forty years or so have we been able to respond by traveling in space. This book explores the human side of spaceflight: why people are willing to brave danger and hardship to go into space; how human culture has shaped past and present missions; and the effects of space travel on health and well-being.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harrison, Albert A.
Spacefaring.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00061522
(OCoLC)44732296
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert A Harrison
ISBN: 9780520929654 0520929659 0585391629 9780585391625 1597349097 9781597349093 1280094397 9781280094392
OCLC Number: 49570329
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 324 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Why Space?; 2. Spaceflight Human Factors; 3. Hazards and Countermeasures; 4. Life Support; 5. Habitability; 6. Selection and Training; 7. Stress and Coping; 8. Group Dynamics; 9. At Work; 10. Mishaps; 11. Off Duty; 12. Space Tourism; 13. Space Settlements; 14. Interstellar Migration; 15. Restoring the Dream; Notes; Index.
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The stars have always called us, but only for the past forty years or so have we been able to respond by traveling in space. This book explores the human side of spaceflight: why people are willing to brave danger and hardship to go into space; how human culture has shaped past and present missions; and the effects of space travel on health and well-being.

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