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Leaving Orbit
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Publisher : Graywolf Press
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ISBN 10 : 1555973418
Pages : 240 pages
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

Leaving Orbit

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and

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Leaving Orbit

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and

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Orbital 2100

Orbital 2100 is a science fiction setting for Cepheus Engine and other Classic 2D6 SF RPGs. It has realistic (TL 9) feel that is set within our own solar system. The Earth is locked in a Cold War with the people of Luna. Both face off, 400,000 km apart, threatening mutual annihilation whilst

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Orbital Poetics

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Nottingham Trent University. What do we mean when we talk of 'world' literature? What does a global, even a planetary view reveal to us about literature, culture and being? In Orbital Poetics Philip Leonard explores

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Hearings

Download or read online Hearings written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services, published by Unknown which was released on 1963. Get Hearings Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Influence of Weight Parameters on the Propulsion Requirements of Orbit launched Vehicles

Download or read online Influence of Weight Parameters on the Propulsion Requirements of Orbit launched Vehicles written by Dietrich W. Fellenz, published by Unknown which was released on 1963. Get Influence of Weight Parameters on the Propulsion Requirements of Orbit launched Vehicles Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Elements and Parameters of the Osculating Orbit and Their Derivatives

Download or read online Elements and Parameters of the Osculating Orbit and Their Derivatives written by Wilbur F. Dobson,Vearl N. Huff,Arthur V. Zimmerman, published by Unknown which was released on 1962. Get Elements and Parameters of the Osculating Orbit and Their Derivatives Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and

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Human Anatomy

Laboratory Manual by Kent Van De Graaff contains cat dissections and selected organ dissections. It emphasizes learning anatomical structures through visual observation, and knowledge of the functional relationship of one body system to another.

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Human Anatomy

Download or read online Human Anatomy written by George Arthur Piersol, published by Unknown which was released on 1913. Get Human Anatomy Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Surgery of the Eyelids  Lacrimal System  and Orbit

Surgery of the Eyelids, Lacrimal System, and Orbit, second edition is a richly illustrated text of oculofacial plastic surgery, with contributions from over 50 nationally and internationally recognized expert authors. Extensively updated from the first edition, this comprehensive text details the evaluation and surgical management of conditions ranging from basic functional

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Determination of Nuclear rocket Power Levels for Unmanned Mars Vehicles Starting from Orbit about Earth

Nuclear-powered Earth-orbital-launch probes can place greater payloads in orbit about Mars than chemical vehicles if reactor power exceeds 50 mw. Suitable reactor powers for this missionARE ABOUT 150, 400, AND 1000 MW FOR 33,000-, 81,000-, AND 200,000-LB VEHICLES, RESPECTIVELY. Whereas a 33,000-lb vehicle requires greater than a 200-day coast, a 145-day coast is feasible

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The Mars Project

This classic on space travel was first published in 1953, when interplanetary space flight was considered science fiction by most of those who considered it at all. Here the German-born scientist Wernher von Braun detailed what he believed were the problems and possibilities inherent in a projected expedition to Mars. Today

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Orbital Motion in Strongly Perturbed Environments

The investigation of minor solar system bodies, such as comets and asteroids, using spacecraft requires an understanding of orbital motion in strongly perturbed environments. The solutions to a wide range of complex and challenging problems in this field are reviewed in this comprehensive and authoritative work.

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Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit

Master the Clinical Essentials of ocular and orbital anatomy for clinical practice! The eye is an organ of great complexity. Anatomy of the Eye and Orbit: The Clinical Essentials achieves the impressive task of presenting all the ocular anatomy that ophthalmology residents, optometry residents, and optometry students need to know –

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Centrifugal Force and Gravitation

Download or read online Centrifugal Force and Gravitation written by John Harris, published by J. Lovell which was released on 1875. Get Centrifugal Force and Gravitation Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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