The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection

Author: Amanda Joan Young,Mark Avino

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576874981

Category: Science

Page: 150

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Presents a history of space suits, from the first pressurized suits in the 1930s to the present day, along with a collection of photographs of mission suits, prototypes, and training gear.

Alan Bean

Painting Apollo

Author: Alan Bean

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 1588342646

Category: Art

Page: 224

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A commemorative work published to honor the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing collects 120 paintings by the Lunar Module Pilot from the Apollo 12 mission who was also the fourth man to set foot on the moon, in a volume that is complemented by uplifting quotes by some of history's forefront thinkers.


Fashioning Apollo

Author: Nicholas De Monchaux

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026201520X

Category: Design

Page: 364

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Chronicles the creation of the Apollo 11 spacesuits worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, which were designed by the women's undergarment-maker Playtex and consisted of 21 specialized layers, in a book that includes 140 cull-color illustrations.

The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961325

Category: History

Page: 448

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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Photographic Card Deck

100 Treasures from the World's Largest Collection of Air and Spacecraft

Author: N.A

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316393282

Category: History

Page: 100

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Created in partnership with the world-renowned Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this beautifully packaged, informative card deck captures, in words and stunning photographs, 100 of the museum's most important artifacts. The NASM is the world's largest, most-visited collection of historical aircraft and spacecraft, and commemorate major milestones in flight and space exploration. The 100 treasures in this deck, hand-selected by the curators, include the Spirit of St. Louis, flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop transatlantic flight; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, in which he broke the sound barrier; Buzz Aldrin's space suit, worn during the Apollo 11 mission, and the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 missions and spent 365 days in space. Each card includes a photograph of the object on the front and a 200-word description plus key data on the back.



Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560983828

Category: History

Page: 238

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Traces the development of the American space suit from the initial challenge of creating flying clothing, through the difficulties of recreating the earth's atmosphere inside clothing, to the construction of suits for each manned spaceflight program

Official Guide to the Smithsonian

Author: Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345424

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Moon Shot

The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings

Author: Jay Barbree,Alan Shepard,Deke Slayton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453221085

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

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A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

Functional Clothing Design

From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Author: Susan Watkins,Susan M. Watkins,Lucy Dunne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0857854674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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"Functional Clothing Design introduces new ways to look at the human body, the environment, and clothing. It explores the ways design can achieve goals such as protecting the body, increasing health and safety, or increasing body function. Building on the groundbreaking text Clothing: The Portable Environment by co-author Susan M. Watkins, this text covers aspects of functional clothing design including: User-centered design for comfort and function in clothing; Clothing for thermal protection, impact protection, and hazardous environments; The design of wearable technology and other apparel solutions that enhance and augment body function; Commercial product development and the development of functional garmets and materials"--Back cover.

Book of Flight

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Judith E. Rinard

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd


Category: Reference

Page: 128

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The ultimate guide to the world of flight documents the extraordinary men and women who turned the dream of flying into a reality; brings to life the monumental milestones that changed our world forever, from the development of ballooning to the building of the International Space Station; and provides a wealth of photographs and illustrations that capture the development of flight. Simultaneous.

U. S. Spacesuits

Author: Kenneth S. Thomas,Harold J. McMann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441995668

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Spacesuits are far more than garments. They are a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world, and a last refuge for survival in a disaster. Creating safe, reliable, and comfortable spacesuits is an ongoing challenge that has spanned over four decades. "U. S. Spacesuits, 2nd Edition" by Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann details the technical evolution of U. S. spacesuits from their roots in high altitude aviation and vacuum tube development to present day, with an additional look into the future. This primary source of spacesuit information explains the functions, historical development, and use of spacesuits from a worldwide perspective. In this new edition, the authors update the story of U.S. spacesuit development and efforts, from the design challenges modern engineers face to the latest roles of spacesuits in space exploration. The book also provides a close up look at NASA's new Constellation Space Suit System as well as Apollo prototype configurations that have been discovered since 2005. Also not in the earlier edition is a prototype and model of the Gemini pressure suit and an explanation of its development. Finally, there are new insights into the suits used for the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station missions.


A History through Fact and Fiction

Author: Brett Gooden

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9780954311544

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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The space suit is an icon of space flight. It is the very symbol of interplanetary exploration - of pioneering adventure, of excitement and danger, and of man's quest to learn more of other worlds.This book follows the remarkable history of the space suit through science fiction and fact. With an absorbing blend of drama and detail, Brett Gooden explains how this seemingly impossible dream gradually evolved into the complex suits of today and how the quest continues for the 'Mars and Beyond' suits of tomorrow.Man has dreamt of flying into space and walking on other planets for hundreds of years. But the risks to the human body involved in making this a reality only were only first recognized when, in the 1800s, an adventurous few climbed high mountains and took the first tentative steps into the sky under hydrogen filled balloons.Gradually it became clear that to leave the earth's atmosphere and gravity, our frail bodies would need protection from many dangers. Jules Verne, in his epic novel Around the Moon in 1872, recognized this need and was one of the first to suggest that some form of suit, similar to that used by deep sea divers, might allow his space voyagers to venture safely into the vacuum outside their spaceship.In the period between the World Wars, daring pilots, competing with each other, ventured higher and higher into the thinner atmosphere. They challenged the physiologists and engineers to provide them with special suits to achieve this goal.At the same time, cheap pulp fiction magazines pumped out colorful adventures of humans in space. Their eye-catching cover illustrations became the archetypical feature of these 'pulps' and allowed artists to give vent to their wildest fantasy. Nevertheless, their inventive dreams for space suits fed back to the scientific community. Fiction influenced fact. Complemented by astonishing and detailed illustrations, this book unlocks the seemingly impenetrable secrets of how the space suit was made into a practical and essential device. How simple everyday items such as the car tire, the caterpillar and the concertina provided critical clues that eventually brought the space suit to reality. This is the fascinating, extraordinary and often bizarre story of the Space suit - through Fact and Fiction.

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: James E. David,David H. DeVorkin,Hunter Hollins,Thomas Lassman,Roger D. Launius,Stuart W. Leslie

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1627882030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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DIVA beautifully illustrated history of the exploration of space through the most iconic objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum./divDIV /divDIVThroughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth’s cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed with wonder in the same direction: upwards. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a source of earthly pride and competition. At the bottom of this international technological rivalry, though, lies one unifying purpose, which is to understand the impossibly vast heavens. In Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous photographic celebration of some of the most groundbreaking artifacts that played key parts in giving humanity its first steps into the cosmos. Focusing on the most iconic objects and technology—such as Friendship 7,the Lunar Module 2, Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Suit, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Space Shuttle Discovery—this book extensively profiles eleven of the NASM’s most important breakthroughs in space technology. The NASM curators feature each object in incredible detail with compelling timelines, sidebars and captions, and over 150 archival images that provide new and little-known insights into their development and historical context. We are still a long way from grasping our universe . . . but for now, Milestones of Space magnificently commemorates the individuals and inventions that have taken us this far./div


50 Years of Exploration

Author: James Dean,Bertram Ulrich

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810972872

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Ranging from the establishment of NASA in 1958 to the present day, the history of space exploration is chronicled through the work of some of the world's most renowned artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, James Wyeth, Alexander Calder, Nam June Paik, William Wegman, and Annie Leibovitz, among others.

Animals Aloft

Photographs from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Allan Janus

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593730482

Category: History

Page: 96

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This is the visual history and annecdotal story of the mascots, pets, companions and best friends that have made up a whole side of air history retrieved from legendary archives of the National Air & Space Museum.

Russian Spacesuits

Author: Isaac Abramov,Ingemar Skoog

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852337322

Category: Science

Page: 366

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This is the very first ‘inside story’ of a key part of the Soviet manned space programme, detailing the development of Soviet/Russian spacesuits. The authors, as participants in the programme, provide details of events, previously unknown in the West, including their technical development. These space suits were an important part of the many Soviet firsts in the space race – Yuri Gagarin’s flight, Valentina Tereskova, the first woman in space, the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, and the first transfer on orbit from one spacecraft to another. All previous books on Soviet manned space flights focus on the spacecraft and cosmonaut teams. This book provides a total overview of the successful Soviet/Russian development of space suits and subsequent space walks from Vostok to MIR and ISS.

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

Author: Richard Kurin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128159

Category: United States

Page: 784

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The Smithsonian is called, rightly, America's attic; it is the country's largest, most beloved and important repository for the objects that define its common heritage. How fitting then that the Smithsonian is bringing its best together, to arrive at a list of 101 objects through which to tell the great story of America's history. From Abraham Lincoln's top hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers, Harriet Tubman's hymnal to the first computer, these gorgeously photographed objects and artworks touch on every hallmark of the American story.

Nobody Owns the Sky

The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman

Author: Reeve Lindbergh,Pamela Paparone

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763603618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents a chronicle in verse of the life of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American aviator, who dreamed of flying as a child in the cotton fields of Texas and persevered until she made that dream come true. Reprint.

Falling to Earth

An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon

Author: Al Worden,Francis French

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: 1588343332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The astronaut discusses his life, from his childhood growing up on a farm to his years working with NASA, including flying the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971.