Human Spaceflight (Frontiers in Space)

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Human Spaceflight explores the epoch journeys of human beings as they first ventured beyond Earth's atmosphere, starting in the early 1960s, and traveled into outer space. One of the most memorable of these daring missions occurred on July 20, 1969, when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on another world. This volume follows the evolution of space technology from the dawn of the Space Age to the present day, addressing such topics as human survival in space, a spacecraft's ability to launch people into orbit, and the safety and dangers of spaceflight. breakthroughs were vital to establishing a human presence in space, and Human Spaceflight examines some of these scientific milestones more closely. This volume also presents some exciting future human spaceflight activities, including a return to the Moon to establish permanent lunar surface bases...

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JOSEPH A. ANGELO, JR., a retired U.S. Air Force officer (lieutenant colonel), is currently a consulting futurist and technical writer. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona and served as a nuclear research officer in the U.S. Air Force (1967-1987) in a variety of scientific positions involving nuclear weapons development and nuclear treaty monitoring. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Florida Tech, specializing in nuclear radiation protection and waste management. Dr. Angelo is the author of 15 other technical books, including Space Technology (Greenwood, 2003) and Space Nuclear Power (co-authored with David Buden).

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Volumes in the Frontiers in Space set look at the history of human exploration beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the search for intelligent life in the universe. As a set, Frontiers in Space aims to improve science and math literacy by using space technology to introduce students to mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science principles. These discussions of space technology also introduce twenty-first-century career options for today’s students. Each volume contains a standard, matching introduction to the set and then a volume-specific introduction. Human Spaceflight follows the evolution of space technology from the dawn of the space age to the present day. Chapters include “The Dream of Human Spaceflight,” “Living in Space,” “Space Walks and the Gemini Project,” “Moonwalks and the Apollo Project,” and “Space Shuttle.”  Chapters in each volume contain capsule biographies, sidebars that clarify important concepts, inquiry questions and answers, and recommended activities. Each volume concludes with a set chronology, a volume-specific glossary, further-reading resources (books and Web sites, compiled by subject), and an index. Black-and-white photographs, charts, and illustrations are also included, although color illustrative material would increase the marketability to the target audience. Students and browsers alike will find that these well-written and comprehensible titles provide thorough presentations of the specific concepts and the possibilities for the future. A high-priority purchase for high schools and for public libraries that serve populations needing materials on the topic. Grades 9-12. --Shauna Yusko

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