Virgin Galactic: The First Ten Years

Virgin Galactic: The First Ten Years

by Erik Seedhouse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319092614
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dr. Erik Seedhouse worked as Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005, a company for whom he wrote the Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon’s Manual. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace’s Astronaut Training Manual. Erik is a research scientist specializing in environmental life sciences and physiology, the subject in which he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998. In 2009, he was one of the final candidates for selection as an astronaut in the CSA’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. He is a certified commercial suborbital astronaut who will fly a payload mission in 2015. He is also Training Director for Astronauts for Hire and, between 2008 and 2013, served as Director of Canada’s manned centrifuge and hypobaric operations.

Table of Contents

Suborbital Flight/: A Primer.- X-Prize.- SpaceShipOne.- Scaled Composites.- Spaceport in New Mexico.- Medical and Training Requirements.- Meet the Passengers.- Missions.- Beyond Suborbital Space.

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