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Prepare for launch : the astronaut training process / Erik Seedhouse.

By: Seedhouse, Erik.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Springer Praxis books in space exploration.Publisher: Berlin ; Chichester : Published in association with Praxis Pub., c2010Description: xxxv, 246 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781441913494 (pbk.); 1441913491 (pbk.).Subject(s): Astronauts -- Training of | Space flight training | Astronautics -- History -- 20th century | Space flightDDC classification:
Contents:
1. A brief history of NASA astronaut selection -- 2. Applying to become an astronaut -- 3. Selection -- 4. Astronaut probationary training -- 5. Technical assignments -- 6. Types of mission -- 7. Mission training -- 8. Astronaut selection and training in the future -- 9. The spacecraft and the launch team -- 10. Ten weeks and counting -- 11. The final count.
Summary: As an astronaut candidate in Canada himself, the author provides unique insights into the current application, selection, and training processes of astronauts in the US, Canada, and Europe, shows the dramatic changes in astronaut training required for the ambitious multi-year missions planned to the Moon, Mars, and possibly elsewhere, and draws upon interviews with other astronaut candidates about the regimen and rigors of astronaut training. This book chronicles the intense, highly technical and sophisticated training necessary to forge a flight crew capable of responding to any conceivable emergency and capable of expertly executing hundreds of mission tasks. It also uniquely explores the preparation required to apply and train for the most challenging and demanding job in the world.
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Book Science Museum London
Dana Research Centre Library: Books
Science & Technology Studies Collection 629.78 SEEDHOUSE (Browse shelf) Available 2402444150

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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