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

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The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists
Title
The traveler's guide to space
Title remainder
for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists
Statement of responsibility
Neil F. Comins
Title variation
travelers guide to space
Title variation remainder
for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If you have ever wondered about space travel, now you have the opportunity to understand it more fully than ever before. Traveling into space and even emigrating to nearby worlds may soon become part of the human experience. Scientists, engineers, and investors are working hard to make space tourism and colonization a reality. As astronauts can attest, extraterrestrial travel is incomparably thrilling. To make the most of the experience requires serious physical and mental adaptations in virtually every aspect of life, from eating to intimacy. Everyone who goes into space sees Earth and life on it from a profoundly different perspective than they had before liftoff. Astronomer and former NASA/ASEE scientist Neil F. Comins has written the go-to book for anyone interested in space exploration. He describes the wonders that travelers will encounter-weightlessness, unparalleled views of Earth and the cosmos, and the opportunity to walk on another world-as well as the dangers: radiation, projectiles, unbreathable atmospheres, and potential equipment failures. He also provides insights into specific trips to destinations including suborbital flights, space stations, the Moon, asteroids, comets, and Mars-the top candidate for colonization. Although many challenges are technical, Comins outlines them 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 the ultimate voyage
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10563162
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1951-
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Comins, Neil F.
Dewey number
616.9/80214
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Space flight
  • Manned space flight
  • Outer space
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for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists
Label
The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists, Neil F. Comins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780231177542
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists, Neil F. Comins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780231177542
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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