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The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists

Author: Neil F Comins
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Astronomer and former NASA/ASEE scientist Neil F. Comins has written the go-to book for anyone interested in space exploration, including potential travelers. He describes the joys and the dangers travelers will face--weightlessness, unparalleled views of Earth and the cosmos, the opportunity to walk on or jump off another world, as well as radiation, projectiles, unbreathable atmospheres, and potential equipment  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Comins, Neil F., 1951-
Traveler's guide to space.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016038722
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil F Comins
ISBN: 9780231177542 0231177542 9780231542890 0231542895
OCLC Number: 950448489
Description: viii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Preparing for space --
Science and the solar system over easy --
Brief descriptions of journeys through space --
Preparing for your trip --
Training for space travel --
Adjusting to space --
Launch --
Adjustments during the first few days --
Long-term physical adjustments to space --
Getting along in space : psychological and sociological aspects of space travel --
Making the most of experiences in space --
Experiences by destination --
Home! sweet? home? --
Emigrating to Mars or returning to Earth.
Responsibility: Neil F. Comins.

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An inside look at the experience of space travel and the destinations we may one day visit as space tourists.  Read more...

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There is no other book for the popular reader that addresses the many serious challenges involved in deep space travel. Understanding these issues is essential for anyone with an interest in space Read more...

 
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Doctor Comins is an astrophysicist, astronomer, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine. He wrote a fascinating...
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