Pioneering Space: Living on the Next Frontier

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James Oberg (Red Star in Orbit, Mission to Mars, etc.) is a spaceflight engineer at Houston Mission Control; Alcestis Oberg is the author of Spacefarers of the 80s and 90s. Here they offer an engrossing and vivid account of what life is like in an earth-orbiting spacecraft. Because relatively few American space-travelers have published tales of their experiences, the Obergs lean heavily on the diaries and memoirspublished in Russia and little known hereof pioneering Soviet astronauts, notably veterans of long-term Salyut missions like Ryumin and Berezovoy. Here is the human side of life in orbit. Few readers can fail to be grippedand occasionally amusedby revelations of the immediate problems (how astronauts contend with toilets, hygiene, sleeping), their technical perils (e.g., air contamination) and the psychological hazards they face, from crewmate incompatibility to depression and homesickness for Earth. Photos. January 27
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The Obergs' first collaborative effort attempts to capture the human side of living and working in space while also taking a look at the technology that will make future permanent space settlements possible. Drawing heavily on in-flight diaries kept by Soviet cosmonauts during various long-duration space station missions as well as on interviews with U.S. shuttle astronauts, the authors do succeed in conveying the experience of space flight to the general reader. However, they are less successful at describing the technical aspect of space station technology and operations. The result is an uneven work; in fact, the chapter on remote sensing almost seems to belong to another book entirely. Still, the discussions of the human side of space flight are interesting. For larger collections. Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Junior Coll. Lib., Ga.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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