Sunita Williams: A Star in Space

Puffin Lives

Author: Aravinda Anatharaman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351188728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 5908

An Adventure of Intergalactic Proportions! Sunita Williams’s story is one of having to settle for second choices. She grew up wishing to be a professional swimmer. Then she wanted to train as a vet. Instead she went on to join the Naval Academy and serve as a pilot. Before long, however, space was calling. A new dream was born in Sunita. But it wasn’t all cakewalk. The path to becoming an astronaut called for resilience, patience and grit. Sunita had all this and more. As record holder for the longest spaceflight by a woman (195 days), Sunita’s story inspires one to look anew at the world of space missions. And even more than inspiration, she makes life as an astronaut seem thrilling and fun. Anecdotal, informative and pacy, this unputdownable biography, of one of the most famous astronauts of contemporary times, is packed with exciting facts and unusual trivia.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5206

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

John Glenn

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439113295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 4567

Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors

Anleitung zur Schwerelosigkeit

Was wir im All fürs Leben lernen können

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641137799

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 1869

»Von Zeit zu Zeit erscheinen vor den Fenstern eines Raumschiffs Wunder ...« Millionen haben das Video gesehen, in dem der Astronaut Chris Hadfield singend und Gitarre spielend durch die Raumstation ISS schwebt. Fasziniert schauen die Menschen seither nach oben: Wie verändert der Blick aus 400 km Höhe die Sicht auf unser Leben? Chris Hadfield nimmt uns mit in schwindelerregende Sphären: Er erzählt von riskanten Manövern und von der Kunst, stets auf das Schlimmste vorbereitet zu sein und zugleich an das Unmögliche zu glauben. Chris Hadfield ist neun Jahre alt, als er im Juli 1969 die Mondlandung live im Fernsehen verfolgt. Augenblicklich weiß er, was er werden will: Astronaut! Mittlerweile hat er an die 4000 Stunden im Weltraum verbracht und gehört zu den erfahrensten Raumfahrern der Welt – zuletzt als Kommandeur der internationalen Raumstation ISS. Jetzt nimmt er uns mit in den Weltraum: Wir erfahren, wie man überhaupt Astronaut wird (für alle, die den Traum noch nicht aufgegeben haben), was man dafür alles können muss (u.a. Schwimmen!, Toiletten reparieren), wie sich der erste Raketenstart anfühlt (als säße man in einem Container, der von einem riesigen LKW gerammt wird) und was man beim ersten Raumspaziergang beachten muss. Eine realistische, humorvolle, aber auch demütige Liebeserklärung an das Leben auf der Erde und die Wunder des Universums, die uns zeigt, wie viel Bodenhaftung man braucht, um abheben zu können.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8196

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

John Glenn

Space Pioneer

Author: Ann Angel

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780449903957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 6434

Traces the life of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, and discusses his accomplishments as a Marine pilot, an astronaut, and a U.S. senator

Rocket Man

The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn

Author: Ruth Ashby

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1561457450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9730

On February 20, 1962, as millions of Americans waited anxiously, astronaut John Glenn blasted off in his rocket ship, Friendship 7, and became the first American to orbit the Earth. Although the risks of such a mission were well known, neither they—nor Glenn—knew the peril he was about to encounter. John Glenn was one of the Mercury 7 astronauts, the early pioneers of manned space flight portrayed in the film The Right Stuff. His historic flight followed years of intensive physical training—and a devotion to the pursuit of a career in the exciting but risk-filled world of aviation. Ruth Ashby's dramatic story of John Glenn's near-disastrous mission in Friendship 7 also takes young readers through his small-town Ohio boyhood, his extraordinary experiences as a fighter pilot in two wars, and his life as an astronaut in the prestigious and dangerous Mercury 7 program. The book concludes with Glenn's successful career as a U.S. senator and his triumphant return to space in 1998 at the age of 77. Throughout, Ashby demonstrates how Glenn's love of flying and his steadfast commitment to both his family and the realization of his full potential was the foundation of all the great things he accomplished in his life.

The 20th Century A-GI

Dictionary of World Biography

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136593349

Category: History

Page: 1422

View: 9255

Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.

First Moon

Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521

Category:

Page: 64

View: 5406


Great Men??

Author: Dr. Don C. Kean D.M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493167405

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 8919


Making Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Come Alive

A Practical Approach to Reading, Writing, and Using Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Across the Curriculum

Author: Kathy Pike,Jean Mumper

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205366095

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 3843

Short but yet informative, this practical book has many ideas and suggestions for the teaching and learning of nonfiction the classroom. KEY TOPICS: Offering a fresh approach, this much-needed book mirrors the features that are traditionally found in nonfiction book-illustrations, diagrams, insets, boxed materials-to help clarify and explain the concepts being presented. Making Non-Fiction and Other Informational Texts Come Alive includes a wealth of nonfiction titles that teachers can readily use effectively in a balanced literacy program.

Space Cadet (dt. Ausgabe)

Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3945493587

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 8199

Nur die Besten werden in die Elitetruppe der Weltraumpatrouille aufgenommen. Matt Dodson ist einer der vielen jungen Männer, die der Einheit beitreten wollen. Ihre wichtigste Aufgabe ist den Frieden zwischen den Welten zu wahren und Kriege präventiv - notfalls auch mit atomaren Schlägen - zu verhindern. Noch befinden sich Matt und seine Kameraden in der Ausbildung, doch schon bald bietet sich ihnen die Gelegenheit, ihre Fähigkeiten unter Beweis zu stellen... Ein Klassiker der Military-Science-Fiction vom vierfachen HUGO-Award-Gewinner Robert A. Heinlein

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 6111

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Hunde unter Wasser

Author: Seth Casteel

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132851

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1671

Fesselnde Bilder aus dem Unterwasserleben von Hunden. Der Bildband "Hunde unter Wasser" zeigt Hunde, wie sie noch nie zuvor porträtiert wurden. Der preisgekrönte Fotograf Seth Casteel verfügt über eine besondere Technik, mit der er Vierbeiner vom Grunde eines Schwimmbades aus fotografieren kann, während diese ins Wasser eintauchen. Die Bilder, die dabei entstehen, bieten spektakuläre Impressionen, der Anblick der Hunde erinnert teilweise an Urzeittiere, Fische, tauchende Babys, .... Vom Labrador, über den Spaniel bis hin zum Border Collie hat Seth Casteel fast jede gängige Hunderasse mit dieser neuartigen Technik abgelichtet. Die 80 außergewöhnlichen, großformatigen Portraits zeigen eine noch nie gesehene Darstellung des ältesten Freundes des Menschen. Der Bildband ist das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundefreund und jeden, der sich für Fotografie begeistert.

John Glenn

Author: Rafael Tilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560066897

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 3753

A biography of the former senator from Ohio who orbited the Earth in 1962 and became the oldest man to go into space in 1998.

Echoes from the Smithsonian

America's History Brought to Life

Author: John McCollister

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582612455

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 6414

Americans love to visit museums. These houses of memorabilia enhance the lessons learned in school while allowing the opportunity to stand in their shadows. The displays bring alive the romance of a bygone era, and a good museum inspires each visitor to look with more enthusiasm toward the promises of the future. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., is the one museum best equipped to provide all of these elements. Within the halls of the Smithsonian, visitors can see, under one roof, items like the Flyer, the actual first airplane that lifted off the sands at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Friendship 7, the capsule that, less than one century later, carried astronaut John Glenn on his orbit around the earth. Meanwhile, young children point and scream with delight when spotting a sweater worn by "Mister Rogers." Standing just a few feet away, their grandparents gaze with fond remembrance at the "Charlie McCarthy doll" and "Archie Bunker's chair." The Smithsonian highlights a variety of remarkable accomplishments. Visitors report that they have been moved by a variety of emotions when viewing the exhibits. Some of the artifacts rekindle pleasant memories of childhood, while others bring a tear of sadness. Each of them, however, is a piece of thread that has become woven into the fabric of this great nation. In a sense, the Smithsonian Institution is a reflection of the real United States of America, boldly showing America for what it really is--far from being perfect, yet determined to remain a nation that perpetuates the state of "becoming." The stories in Echoes from the Smithsonian: America's History Brought to Life reveal both the triumphs and foibles of this great land.They will help readers appreciate all the more the devotion and accomplishments of those dedicated men and women who gave their time, their talent, and sometimes their lives in order to create and preserve this experiment Americans call a democracy.