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Author Comins, Neil F., 1951- author.

Title The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists / Neil F. Comins.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.98021 COM    Available
Description viii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Preparing for space -- Science and the solar system over easy -- Brief descriptions of journeys through space -- Preparing for your trip -- Training for space travel -- Adjusting to space -- Launch -- Adjustments during the first few days -- Long-term physical adjustments to space -- Getting along in space : psychological and sociological aspects of space travel -- Making the most of experiences in space -- Experiences by destination -- Home! sweet? home? -- Emigrating to Mars or returning to Earth.
Summary "Astronomer and former NASA/ASEE scientist Neil F. Comins has written the go-to book for anyone interested in space exploration, including potential travelers. He describes the joys and the dangers travelers will face--weightlessness, unparalleled views of Earth and the cosmos, the opportunity to walk on or jump off another world, as well as radiation, projectiles, unbreathable atmospheres, and potential equipment failures. He also provides insights into specific types of travel and destinations, including suborbital flights (nonstop flights to space and back), Earth-orbiting space stations, the Moon, asteroids, comets, and Mars--the first-choice candidate for colonization. Although many challenges to space travel are technical, Comins outlines these matters in clear language for all readers. He synthesizes key issues and cutting-edge research in astronomy, physics, biology, psychology, and sociology to create a complete manual for those eager to take the ultimate voyage, as well as those just interested in the adventure." --Publisher description.
Subject Space flight -- Physiological effect.
Manned space flight.
Other Form: Online version: Comins, Neil F., 1951- Traveler's guide to space. New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] 9780231542890 (DLC) 2016038722
ISBN 9780231177542 (hardcover)
0231177542 (hardcover)
9780231542890 (paperback)
0231542895 (paperback)
Standard No. 40026951701

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