Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention. Kathryn D. Sullivan

Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

ISBN: 9780262043182 | 304 pages | 8 Mb

Download PDF

  • Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan
  • Page: 304
  • Format: pdf, ePub, fb2, mobi
  • ISBN: 9780262043182
  • Publisher: MIT Press
Download Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

Download of free books for kindle Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention English version by Kathryn D. Sullivan iBook


The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed thousands of galaxies in what seemed to be empty patches of sky; transformed our knowledge of black holes; found dwarf planets with moons orbiting other stars; and measured precisely how fast the universe is expanding. In Handprints on Hubble, retired astronaut Kathryn Sullivan describes her work on the NASA team that made all of this possible. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, recounts how she and other astronauts, engineers, and scientists launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained Hubble, the most productive observatory ever built. Along the way, Sullivan chronicles her early life as a “Sputnik Baby,” her path to NASA through oceanography, and her initiation into the space program as one of “thirty-five new guys.” (She was also one of the first six women to join NASA's storied astronaut corps.) She describes in vivid detail what liftoff feels like inside a spacecraft (it's like “being in an earthquake and a fighter jet at the same time”), shows us the view from a spacewalk, and recounts the temporary grounding of the shuttle program after the Challenger disaster. Sullivan explains that “maintainability” was designed into Hubble, and she describes the work of inventing the tools and processes that made on-orbit maintenance possible. Because in-flight repair and upgrade was part of the plan, NASA was able to fix a serious defect in Hubble's mirrors—leaving literal and metaphorical “handprints on Hubble.” Handprints on Hubble was published with the support of the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices.

More eBooks:
Free downloadable ebooks mp3 WHAM!, George Michael, and Me iBook by Andrew Ridgeley 9781524745318 (English Edition)
Ebook text document free download Intuitive Tarot: 31 Days to Learn to Read Tarot Cards and Develop Your Intuition by Brigit Esselmont
Free ebooks share download The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook English version RTF MOBI FB2 9781683833987 by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
Ebook ita pdf download The Art of Splatoon 2 MOBI PDB RTF in English by Nintendo
Epub format ebooks free downloads Elbow Grease 9781524773502 by John Cena, Howard McWilliam
Free new age ebooks download La amiga estupenda (Dos amigas 1) (My Brilliant Friend) CHM
Descargar libros de texto para encender fuego Hero
Ebook kostenlos epub download El oráculo / The Oracle: Los misterios del jubileo REVELADOS auf Deutsch 9781629992686 Jonathan Cahn
Download free ebooks for kindle Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World