Working in Space; AIAA Aerospace Assessment Series Volume 5, Prepared by the AIAA Technical Committee on Space Systems

New York: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1981. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. v, [1],132, [6] pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Annotated Bibliography. Substantial ink underlining noted. Pencil erasure residue on fep and title page. This report was prepared under the auspices of the Space Systems Technical Committee and with the support of the Life Sciences Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The editor, George V. Butler was an executive with the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company's Space Division during the Apollo program. The objective of this document is to present a concise and readable reference on the subject of "Working in Space". Designed for a non-aerospace audience, it presents a realistic picture of what one might expect during the early years of space shuttle operations (1985-1995) and is intended to foster interest in manned space programs. It is possible that readers of this publication might question the need for manned space programs at this time, in view of the competing demands on our limited national resources. It therefore seemed appropriate in preparing this document, to concentrate on the lessons learned to date and the possible near-term steps rather than on longer term esoteric possibilities. Accordingly, we have elected to limit discussions of some of the bolder and more imaginative space programs described over the last several years in such AIAA publications as Space Manufacturing I, II, III, & IV and NASA publications such as Space Settlements (NASA SP413). A brief annotated bibliography is included, listing some key references that can be a point of departure for obtaining further in formation should the reader desire it. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Manned Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Space Shuttle, Spacelab, Manned Maneuvering Unit, Teleoperators, Manned Orbit Transfer Vehicle, Space Transportation System, Space Environment, Flight Safety, Medical Effects, Skylab, Crew Accommodations

ISBN: 0915928574

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