Living in Space

A Handbook for Work and Exploration Beyond the Earth's Atmosphere
Author: G. Harry Stine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 159077258X
Category: Science
Page: 256
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We are the first species with the ability to leave planet Earth and expand the horizons of existence into the infinite realm of the universe. Humanity has been working, learning and building toward this accomplishment throughout history. Those who live and work in space will be no different from their predecessors who left ancient homelands to venture into the unknown wilderness. But to travel and work in space, one must not only know the physical characteristics of the space environment, but also something about the human beings involved. Living in Space explains: -Technology necessary for staying happy, healthy and alive in space. - Effects of acceleration on the human body - The long term affects of living in zero-g conditions - The most harmful forms of ionizing radiation for humans - Nutrition and Sanitation - Basic problems of working in space. The people who go into space to live and work are setting the foundation for humanity’s future.

How to Live in Space

Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
Author: Colin Stuart
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
ISBN: 1588346382
Category: Science
Page: 192
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An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism Now that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years and NASA has announced its plans for landing humans on Mars in the 2030s, the dream of traveling and living in space is taking on new reality. But given that life on Earth can be complicated enough, how can we survive and thrive in the zero-gravity, absolute-zero far reaches of space? Look no further: How to Live in Space is chock-full of all the essential information you need to equip yourself for life beyond our blue planet. Grounded in space science, planetary biology, and rocket science, this accessible guide propels readers through takeoff, life in orbit, terraforming, and the long-term effects of space on the human body. Infographics and full-color illustrations help How to Live in Space to answer your burning questions, including: How do you sleep in microgravity? How do you grow food without water? Will your muscles waste away out there? How do you protect yourself from radiation? This is a light-hearted yet informative guide to a life far from terra firma.

Living in Space

From Science Fiction to the International Space Station
Author: Giovanni Caprara
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552095492
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 213
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This book traces the history of living in space through science fiction through to science fact and give the full story of the successes and disasters that marked the way. It looks at what living in space will be like in the near future.

Astronaut - Living in Space


Author: Kate Hayden
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409330559
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Now in PDF. Take a trip into space with this Level 2 Reader In this exciting and informative DK Reader, follow Linda the astronaut and her crew into space and find out how they live. With Astronaut - Living in Space your child will discover how astronauts eat, drink and deal with zero-gravity, as well as starting on the road to a relationship with reading. Level 2 Readers have easy-to-read stories with word repetition, pictures and illustrated text boxes to build literacy skills. The winning combination of interesting facts about space travel and adventurous astronaut, plus the engaging story packed full of exciting images, makes Astronaut - Living in Space perfect for getting children hooked on reading.

Endurance

My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Author: Scott Kelly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1524731609
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

Lofts

Living in Space
Author: Orianna Fielding Banks,Rebecca Tanqueray,Michael Harding
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789303615
Category: Architecture
Page: 180
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Discusses the appeal of lofts, provides a history of loft living, and includes decorating ideas for various styles and spaces

Living in Space


Author: Katie Daynes
Publisher: Beginners Series
ISBN: 9780746074497
Category: Astronauts
Page: 32
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An illustrated description of how astronauts live in space, especially on board the space shuttle.

How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space?

All the Answers to All the Questions You Have About Living in Space
Author: Col. William R. Pogue
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466868163
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Have you ever wondered what it's really like for an astronaut in outer space? From the exciting moments to the day-to-day details, from the serious to the humorous, you'll find answers to every question you've ever had about living in space! What does it feel like to be weightless? Would a sneeze propel you backward? What happens to your body in space? And, most importantly, how do you go to the bathroom in space? Find out the answers from the astronaut who for more than a decade held the world record for the number of days spent living in space! To take advantage of the renewed interest in space travel, thanks to the success of Packing for Mars, this re-release of the bestseller (with over a quarter million copies in print) features a fresh look, dozens of authentic NASA photographs, and an introduction by John Glenn. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ask an Astronaut

My Guide to Life in Space
Author: Tim Peake
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031651280X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 8
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Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars, or beyond? Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, and his answers to the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth. With explanations ranging from the mundane--how do you wash your clothes or go to the bathroom while in orbit?--to the profound--what's the point?--all written in Tim's characteristically warm style, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of space exploration. From training for the mission to launch, to his historic spacewalk, to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments, and the wonders of daily life on board the International Space Station. The public was invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, accompanied with illustrations, diagrams, and never-before-seen photos.

What's It Like in Space?

Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There
Author: Ariel Waldman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452148716
Category: Science
Page: 128
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Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who've actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, "moon face," the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.

Living in Space


Author: Kathryn Clay
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515736717
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What's it like to live in space? How long can you stay in space? Discover how astronauts eat, sleep, work, and even exercise in a weightless world.

DK Readers L2: Astronaut: Living in Space


Author: Kate Hayden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465412468
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What does it take to hold down a job in zero gravity? In this book, find out what it's really like to be an astronaut living in space. Level 2 Readers are appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make these 48-page books slightly more challenging. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds.

Floating in Space


Author: Franklyn M. Branley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064451429
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Wondered what it might be like to see the sun set sixteen times in one day? Open this book and be transported on an information-packed voyage aboard the space shuttle. True Kelley’s kid-friendly diagrams and illustrations and Franklyn Branley’s straightforward text reveal what astronauts eat, how they move, and what kinds of work they do in space.

Grappling with Gravity

How Will Life Adapt to Living in Space?
Author: Robert W. Phillips
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441968999
Category: Science
Page: 271
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Grappling with Gravity explores the physiological changes that will occur in humans and the plants and animals that accompany humans as we move to new worlds, be it to colony in the emptiness of space or settlements on the Moon, Mars, or other moons or planets. This book focuses on the biomedical aspects, while not ignoring other life-changing influences of space living. For example, what happens to people physiologically in the microgravity of space, where weight and the direction "up" become meaningless? Adapting to microgravity represents the greatest environmental challenge that life will have encountered since our ancestors moved from the seas to solid Earth. Away from Earth the human body will begin almost immediately to adapt and change, to be able to function in these strange environments. As a person adapts in space he or she will become less fit to live on Earth.

Living in Space


Author: Patricia Whitehouse
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781403451514
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes how astronauts live in space, providing information on such topics as breathing, eating, clothing, and keeping clean.

Beyond: Our Future in Space


Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246647
Category: Science
Page: 320
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“Expansive and enlightening. . . . Impey packs his prose with wonderful anecdotes and weird factoids.”—New York Times Book Review Human exploration has been an unceasing engine of technological progress, from the first homo sapiens to leave our African cradle to a future in which mankind promises to settle another world. Beyond tells the epic story of humanity leaving home—and how humans will soon thrive in the vast universe beyond the earth. A dazzling and propulsive voyage through space and time, Beyond reveals how centuries of space explorers—from the earliest stargazers to today’s cutting-edge researchers—all draw inspiration from an innate human emotion: wanderlust. This urge to explore led us to multiply around the globe, and it can be traced in our DNA. Today, the urge to discover manifests itself in jaw-dropping ways: plans for space elevators poised to replace rockets at a fraction of the cost; experiments in suspending and reanimating life for ultra-long-distance travel; prototypes for solar sails that coast through space on the momentum of microwaves released from the Earth. With these ventures, private companies and entrepreneurs have the potential to outpace NASA as the leaders in a new space race. Combining expert knowledge of astronomy and avant-garde technology, Chris Impey guides us through the heady possibilities for the next century of exploration. In twenty years, a vibrant commercial space industry will be operating. In thirty years, there will be small but viable colonies on the Moon and Mars. In fifty years, mining technology will have advanced enough to harvest resources from asteroids. In a hundred years, a cohort of humans born off-Earth will come of age without ever visiting humanity’s home planet. This is not the stuff of science fiction but rather the logical extension of already available technologies. Beyond shows that space exploration is not just the domain of technocrats, but the birthright of everyone and the destiny of generations to come. To continue exploration is to ensure our survival. Outer space, a limitless unknown, awaits us.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void


Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393079104
Category: Science
Page: 288
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“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Willy Maykit in Space


Author: Greg Trine
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544556909
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Earth-dwelling fourth-grader Willy Maykit couldn’t be more excited about his school field trip to Planet Ed. Willy’s class will blast off for the afternoon, learn about outer space, and be home in time for dinner. But when he wanders off on his own, Willy ends up being left behind on Ed! Can Willy, along with his classmate Cindy and an alien boy named Norp, outsmart the big hungry monsters on Ed until someone rescues them? With a little help from an android who likes knock-knock jokes and a seagull with terrific aim, they just might!

Living in Space


Author: Felicity Trotman
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
ISBN: 9780764153051
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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A look into the International Space Station and other space stations past and present.

It's a Question of Space

An Ordinary Astronaut’s Answers to Sometimes Extraordinary Questions
Author: Clayton C. Anderson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496205081
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Having spent over 150 days on his first tour of the International Space Station, it’s safe to say that Clayton C. Anderson knows a thing or two about space travel. Now retired and affectionately known as “Astro Clay” by his many admirers on social media and the Internet, Anderson has fielded thousands of questions over the years about spaceflight, living in space, and what it’s like to be an astronaut. Written with honesty and razor-sharp wit, It’s a Question of Space gathers Anderson’s often humorous answers to these questions and more in a book that will beguile young adults and space buffs alike. Covering topics as intriguing as walking in space, what astronauts are supposed to do when they see UFOs, and what role astronauts play in espionage, Anderson’s book is written in an accessible question-and-answer format that covers nearly all aspects of life in space imaginable. From living in zero gravity to going to the bathroom up there, It’s a Question of Space leaves no stone unturned in this witty firsthand account of life as an astronaut.