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Author Seedhouse, Erik,
Title Tim Peake and Britain's road to space / Erik Seedhouse.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.

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Author Seedhouse, Erik,
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Subject Peake, Tim, 1972-
Space sciences -- Great Britain -- History.
Astronauts -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource.
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Note Includes index.
Contents Chapter 1: 26 million horsepower -- Chapter 2: You mean we have a space program? -- Chapter 3: Right place, right time -- Chapter 4: Britain's astronauts -- Chapter 5: It was a beautiful launch -- Chapter 6: A brilliant ambassador -- Chapter 7: Principia part 2 -- Chapter 8: So how did he do? -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Appendix III -- Appendix IV -- Appendix V -- Appendix VI -- Index.
Summary This book puts the reader in the flight suit of Britain's first male astronaut, Tim Peake. It chronicles his life, along with the Principia mission and the down-to-the-last-bolt descriptions of life aboard the ISS, by way of the hurdles placed by the British government and the rigors of training at Russia's Star City military base. In addition, this book discusses the learning curves required in astronaut and mission training and the complexity of the technologies required to launch an astronaut and keep them alive for months on end. This book underscores the fact that technology and training, unlike space, do not exist in a vacuum; complex technical systems, like the ISS, interact with the variables of human personality, and the cultural background of the astronauts.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 25, 2017).
ISBN 9783319579078 (electronic bk.)
331957907X (electronic bk.)
9783319579061 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-57907-8
OCLC # 1004225394
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319579061

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