Spacesuits

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection
Author: Amanda Joan Young,Mark Avino
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576874981
Category: Science
Page: 150
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Presents a history of space suits, from the first pressurized suits in the 1930s to the present day, along with a collection of photographs of mission suits, prototypes, and training gear.

Alan Bean

Painting Apollo
Author: Alan Bean
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 1588342646
Category: Art
Page: 224
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A commemorative work published to honor the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing collects 120 paintings by the Lunar Module Pilot from the Apollo 12 mission who was also the fourth man to set foot on the moon, in a volume that is complemented by uplifting quotes by some of history's forefront thinkers.

Spacesuit

Fashioning Apollo
Author: Nicholas De Monchaux
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026201520X
Category: Design
Page: 364
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Chronicles the creation of the Apollo 11 spacesuits worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, which were designed by the women's undergarment-maker Playtex and consisted of 21 specialized layers, in a book that includes 140 cull-color illustrations.

The Right Stuff


Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429961325
Category: History
Page: 448
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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

After Sputnik

The First Fifty Years of Space Flight
Author: Martin Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043617
Category: Science
Page: 256
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In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed the way we look at our universe, our planet, and even the people around us. AFTER SPUTNIK will explore the first 50 years of achievements in space with a guided tour of the artifacts in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. This is the premier collection of space artifacts in the world, and includes most US artifacts; major Russian artifacts on loan; and most recently, Burt Rutan's Space Ship One. In addition, the museum's popular culture collection and an art collection include objects such as a 1930s Buck Rogers stopwatch, and Norman Rockwell's famous painting, Suiting Up. Using a selection of 180 to 200 objects, this book will tell the artifact stories to convey a sense of what it was like to be there when the object was in use, accompanied by dramatic photographs. The artifacts will range from the famous, such as John Glenn's Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft and the Mars Pathfinder lander and Sojourner rover, to the equally rare, but less well–known, such as the Surveyor 3 camera returned from the Moon and Gordon Cooper's space boots. No other book can offer this breadth and depth of artifacts.

U S SPACE GEAR PB


Author: KOZLOSKI LILLIAN D
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 9781560983828
Category: History
Page: 238
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Traces the development of the American space suit from the initial challenge of creating flying clothing, through the difficulties of recreating the earth's atmosphere inside clothing, to the construction of suits for each manned spaceflight program

Official Guide to the Smithsonian


Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345424
Category: Travel
Page: 240
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Pluto's Secret

An Icy World's Tale of Discovery
Author: Margaret Weitekamp,David DeVorkin,National Air and Space Museum
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613124961
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialogue format, Pluto’s Secret explains the true story of this distant world. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and classify our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography. Praise for Pluto's Secret "Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered–style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X.” —Kirkus Reviews "This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction." —Booklist "Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Fun reading… The book provides a factual history of our faraway 'dwarf,' and on its companion icy worlds, and on the discovery of Kuiper-like bands around other stars." —School Library Journal Award New York Public Library’s annual Children’s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013

Book of Flight

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Author: Judith E. Rinard
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 128
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The ultimate guide to the world of flight documents the extraordinary men and women who turned the dream of flying into a reality; brings to life the monumental milestones that changed our world forever, from the development of ballooning to the building of the International Space Station; and provides a wealth of photographs and illustrations that capture the development of flight. Simultaneous.

U. S. Spacesuits


Author: Kenneth S. Thomas,Harold J. McMann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441995668
Category: Science
Page: 472
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Spacesuits are far more than garments. They are a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world, and a last refuge for survival in a disaster. Creating safe, reliable, and comfortable spacesuits is an ongoing challenge that has spanned over four decades. "U. S. Spacesuits, 2nd Edition" by Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann details the technical evolution of U. S. spacesuits from their roots in high altitude aviation and vacuum tube development to present day, with an additional look into the future. This primary source of spacesuit information explains the functions, historical development, and use of spacesuits from a worldwide perspective. In this new edition, the authors update the story of U.S. spacesuit development and efforts, from the design challenges modern engineers face to the latest roles of spacesuits in space exploration. The book also provides a close up look at NASA's new Constellation Space Suit System as well as Apollo prototype configurations that have been discovered since 2005. Also not in the earlier edition is a prototype and model of the Gemini pressure suit and an explanation of its development. Finally, there are new insights into the suits used for the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station missions.

The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

History Lesson
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325037
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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In the title story of this collection, Earth has entered its final ice age—precipitated by the cooling of the sun. In this forbidding climate, a small tribe of nomadic human survivors travels toward the equator ahead of glaciers moving down from the North Pole, carrying with them a handful of relics from the 21st century—and racing against the ice to preserve them from annihilation. This collection is a showcase of groundbreaking stories that wrestle with the moral, psychological, and ethical implications of scientific advancement—written by one of the foremost science fiction authors of our time.

Functional Clothing Design

From Sportswear to Spacesuits
Author: Susan Watkins,Susan M. Watkins,Lucy Dunne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0857854674
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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"Functional Clothing Design introduces new ways to look at the human body, the environment, and clothing. It explores the ways design can achieve goals such as protecting the body, increasing health and safety, or increasing body function. Building on the groundbreaking text Clothing: The Portable Environment by co-author Susan M. Watkins, this text covers aspects of functional clothing design including: User-centered design for comfort and function in clothing; Clothing for thermal protection, impact protection, and hazardous environments; The design of wearable technology and other apparel solutions that enhance and augment body function; Commercial product development and the development of functional garmets and materials"--Back cover.

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Author: Curators of the National Air and Space Museum,James E. David,David H. DeVorkin,Hunter Hollins,Thomas Lassman,Roger D. Launius,Stuart W. Leslie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0760344442
Category: History
Page: 176
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Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed up at the stars with wonder and awe. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a

Spacesuit

A History through Fact and Fiction
Author: Brett Gooden
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 9780954311544
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 128
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The space suit is an icon of space flight. It is the very symbol of interplanetary exploration - of pioneering adventure, of excitement and danger, and of man's quest to learn more of other worlds.This book follows the remarkable history of the space suit through science fiction and fact. With an absorbing blend of drama and detail, Brett Gooden explains how this seemingly impossible dream gradually evolved into the complex suits of today and how the quest continues for the 'Mars and Beyond' suits of tomorrow.Man has dreamt of flying into space and walking on other planets for hundreds of years. But the risks to the human body involved in making this a reality only were only first recognized when, in the 1800s, an adventurous few climbed high mountains and took the first tentative steps into the sky under hydrogen filled balloons.Gradually it became clear that to leave the earth's atmosphere and gravity, our frail bodies would need protection from many dangers. Jules Verne, in his epic novel Around the Moon in 1872, recognized this need and was one of the first to suggest that some form of suit, similar to that used by deep sea divers, might allow his space voyagers to venture safely into the vacuum outside their spaceship.In the period between the World Wars, daring pilots, competing with each other, ventured higher and higher into the thinner atmosphere. They challenged the physiologists and engineers to provide them with special suits to achieve this goal.At the same time, cheap pulp fiction magazines pumped out colorful adventures of humans in space. Their eye-catching cover illustrations became the archetypical feature of these 'pulps' and allowed artists to give vent to their wildest fantasy. Nevertheless, their inventive dreams for space suits fed back to the scientific community. Fiction influenced fact. Complemented by astonishing and detailed illustrations, this book unlocks the seemingly impenetrable secrets of how the space suit was made into a practical and essential device. How simple everyday items such as the car tire, the caterpillar and the concertina provided critical clues that eventually brought the space suit to reality. This is the fascinating, extraordinary and often bizarre story of the Space suit - through Fact and Fiction.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Card Deck

100 Treasures from the World's Largest Collection of Air and Spacecraft
Author: N.A
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316393282
Category: History
Page: 100
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Created in partnership with the world-renowned Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this beautifully packaged, informative card deck captures, in words and stunning photographs, 100 of the museum's most important artifacts. The NASM is the world's largest, most-visited collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft, and commemorate major milestones in flight and space exploration. The 100 treasures in this deck, hand-selected by the curators, include the Spirit of St. Louis, flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, in which he broke the sound barrier; Buzz Aldrin's space suit, worn during the Apollo 11 mission, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 missions and spent 365 days in space. Each card includes a photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description plus key data on the back.

Collections Vol 10


Author: Collections
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442267917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 86
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"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.

Nobody Owns the Sky

The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman
Author: Reeve Lindbergh,Pamela Paparone
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763603618
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents a chronicle in verse of the life of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American aviator, who dreamed of flying as a child in the cotton fields of Texas and persevered until she made that dream come true. Reprint.

Russian Spacesuits


Author: Isaac Abramov,Ingemar Skoog
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852337322
Category: Science
Page: 366
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This is the very first ‘inside story’ of a key part of the Soviet manned space programme, detailing the development of Soviet/Russian spacesuits. The authors, as participants in the programme, provide details of events, previously unknown in the West, including their technical development. These space suits were an important part of the many Soviet firsts in the space race – Yuri Gagarin’s flight, Valentina Tereskova, the first woman in space, the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, and the first transfer on orbit from one spacecraft to another. All previous books on Soviet manned space flights focus on the spacecraft and cosmonaut teams. This book provides a total overview of the successful Soviet/Russian development of space suits and subsequent space walks from Vostok to MIR and ISS.

Moon Shot

The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings
Author: Jay Barbree,Alan Shepard,Deke Slayton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453221085
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 398
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A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.