NASA's Scientist-Astronauts

NASA's Scientist-Astronauts

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This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science orientated space explorers.Originally, the Apollo Command and Service Module was to have docked to specialised modules designated ``space laboratoriesa#39;a#39;, ... But gradually, studies turned towards converting the Saturn S-IVB stage into a laboratory for missions of between four and six weeks. ... Science was more relevant to plans to use Apollo hardware for other missions following the successful landing on the Moon, althoughanbsp;...

Title:NASA's Scientist-Astronauts
Author:Shayler David, Colin Burgess
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-19


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