Project Space Station: Plans for a Permanent Manned Space Station

Project Space Station: Plans for a Permanent Manned Space Station

by Brian O'Leary

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ISBN-13: 9780811736985
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Series: Stackpole Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Brian O’Leary, Ph. D., has been tracking the development of space station planning through active involvement with its initial studies. He is a respected astrophysicist and specialist in space colonization, as well as a lecturer and writer. The author of The Making of an Ex-Astronaut and The Fertile Stars, Dr. O’Leary has, in addition, been widely published in scientific literature and regularly contributes to various industry magazines. He has also taught at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, and Cornell, among other schools. A former astronaut, he is currently a senior scientist for Science Applications, Inc.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Book I Realities

1 Tinkermodules in Space 3

2 The Soviet Spur 10

3 Space Wars 16

4 Early Concepts 25

5 Spacelab: The Eye of the Needle 33

6 The NASA Mandate 43

7 Anatomy of a Space Station 54

8 The Challenge to NASA 75

9 The Big Debate 83

10 Creating a Political Base 93

Book II Visions

11 Pulling Into the 1990s 101

12 Renaissance in Space 110

13 The Unfolding Human Drama 134

14 April 12, 2001 148

Bibliography 152

Index 156

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