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US spacesuits

Author: Kenneth S Thomas; Harold J McMann
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2006.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an insight into the development of US spacesuits through to the present day; presents in context the authors' collection of 172 black and white photographs; explains why spacesuits are a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Thomas; Harold J McMann
ISBN: 0387279199 9780387279190
OCLC Number: 61477760
Description: xxx, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Reaching upward and outward --
The basics of spacesuits --
Crew escape, rescue and survival spacesuits --
Gemini : the first approaches to exploring and working in space --
Apollo : mankind starts the exploration of the Moon --
Advanced development for cancelled Apollo missions --
US Air Force spacesuits --
Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz test project suit systems (1969-75) --
The Space Shuttle program : orbital EVA comes of age --
The next generation of spacesuits --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Other Titles: US space suits
U.S. spacesuits
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann.
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