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Selection of Space Books to Browse or Buy.


International Space Station Research Book

International Space Station Research: Accomplishments & Challenges [Hardcover] by Nicole M. Calhoun (Editor) (March 2011)

The International Space Station (ISS) celebrated 10 years of operations in November 2008. Today, it is more than a human outpost in low Earth orbit (LEO). It is also an international science laboratory hosting state-of-the-art scientific facilities that support fundamental and applied research across the range of physical and biological sciences. This book focuses on the experimental results collected to date, including scientific publications from studies that are based on operational data. NASA's priorities for research aboard the ISS centre on understanding human health during long-duration missions, research on new understandings, methods, or applications that are relevant to life on Earth, such as effective protocols against loss of bone density or producing stronger metal alloys.


Salyut - The First Space Station Picture

Salyut - The First Space Station: Triumph and Tragedy by Grujica S. Ivanovich (April 2008)

Insight into the people involved in the development of the Salyut space station and the crews assigned to operate it. It describes the rotation between the crews, analyses the decision to send the back-up crew on Soyuz 11 and recounts the intrigues and difficult relationships between all the personalities involved - politicians, CKBEM managers, designers, generals and cosmonauts. Biographies of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts are published for the first time in English and the longest manned space mission of the time is described before Grujica Ivanovich gives a unique summary of the most tragic day in the Soviet/Russian manned space program. An investigation into the cause of the tragic deaths of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts precedes a description of the post-Salyut era, showing how the legacy of the first space station has survived for decades.


Manned Space Stations Picture

The Story of Manned Space Stations
by Philip Baker (April 2007)

Philip Baker charts the history of manned space stations from the very beginning in a logical, chronological order. He tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their very separate programs, but slowly coming together through ASTP, Shuttle-Mir, and the ISS, and includes programs that rarely get mentioned - the US Manned Orbiting Laboratory, and the Soviet Almaz station, both military backed projects.


American Space Program

ISScapades: The Crippling of America's Space Program: Apogee Books Space Series #59
by Donald A. Beattie (February 2007)

Covering the International Space Stationís inception through the launching of the first two components nearly two decades later, this insiderís account details its demise from a once-promising global initiative to a project rife with controversy, dogged by delays, and filled with budget battles. Explaining how the program struggled to survive in an environment with political and bureaucratic authorities that continually changed its goals, this study analyzes NASAís past transgressions while eyeing the administrationís future.


Reference Guide to the International Space Station

Reference Guide to the International Space Station by Gary Kitmacher (Editor) (February 2007)

Overview of the ISS's complex configuration, design, and component systems. The sophisticated procedures required in the Station's construction and operation are presented in Amazing 3D Graphics generated by NASA 104 pages of spectacularly detailed color graphics the Space Station as youíve never seen it before! Itís almost as good as being there. Apogee Books Space Series #62, paperback version.


Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel by Robert Zimmerman (September 2003)

This book will be of interest primarily to scientists and hard-core science buffs, but it will undoubtedly be the leading book on the Russian space station program for the foreseeable future.


Space Books - Space Station

Creating the International Space Station
by David M. Harland and John E. Catchpole.

This book was the first comprehensive review of the historical background, rationale behind, and events leading to the construction and commissioning of the ISS. The authors describe the orbital assembly of the ISS on a flight-by-flight basis, listing all the experiments planned in the various laboratory modules and explain their objectives.


The International Space Station (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science)
by True Kelley (Illustrator), Franklyn Mansfield Branley (For ages 4-8)

Branley writes with authority about the present and the future of the ISS. The book begins with an introduction by Scott Carpenter, Mercury astronaut. The facts, including a history and background of the station and descriptions of life in space, are presented in a clear, easy-to-read manner.


Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars by Roger D. Launius (June 2003)

Fully illustrated with rare and evocative imagery From winged rocket ships, to the giant rotating wheels of Wernher von Braun and 2001: A Space Odyssey, to the epic, controversy-wracked sagas of Mir and the International Space Station.


Space Books - Space Station

Living in Space: From Science Fiction to the International Space Station
by Giovanni Caprara

The author book covers history from the theoretical work of Hermann Noordung in the 1920s to the first launchings of modules for the ISS. It also presents fictional space stations, including those in the movies 2001, Star Wars, and Aliens; the classic "wheel" proposed by Wernher von Braun; and so on.


The Continuing Story of the International Space Station
by Peter Bond

Describes the development and evolution of space stations, with particular emphasis on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union.


Inside the International Space Station : Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Astronaut Training Manual
by World Spaceflight News

cover

Skylab: America's Space Station

by David J. Shayler

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2001 International Space Station (ISS) Photo Galleries and Image Files: First Two Crews and Early Construction Activities

by World Spaceflight News

Space Station Science : Life in Free Fall
by Marianne J. Dyson, Dave Klug (Illustrator), Buzz Aldrin

For Space Enthusiasts

International Space Station Model

While the assembled model includes 320 separate parts, an additional 316 parts will be added to produce a high fidelity, accurate, museum quality replica of the International Space Station.

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