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  • Tourists in Spaceby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2008; US$ 34.95

    Recent surveys have provided new and updated information into public insights of the nascent space tourism industry. Erik Seedhouse uniquely explores in detail the cutting-edge technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training that will define this commercial enterprise and also provides a manual for future suborbital and orbital... more...

  • Lunar Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Presents an account of the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements and training needed to return humans to the Moon. This title focuses on the means by which a lunar outpost is constructed. It addresses topics such as the cost of the enterprise and the roles played by private companies and individual countries. more...

  • Martian Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Offers insight into the technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. This book focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. more...

  • The New Space Raceby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    The world's most populous nation views space as an asset, not only from a technological and commercial perspective, but also from a political and militaristic one. The repercussions of this ideology already extend far beyond Washington. China vs. United States offers a glimpse of future Chinese aspirations in space and the politico-militaristic... more...

  • Ocean Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    One of the greatest scientific and technological achievements of the 21st century will be to cast a light on the eternal darkness of the deep ocean and this book identifies the key determinants of life or death in its extreme environment. Dr. Erik Seedhouse examines how individuals survive free dives to 200m, how humans adapt to breathing exotic gas... more...

  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Astronauts For Hireby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Astronauts For Hire' is a comprehensive and authoritative study of the increasing need for commercial astronauts. Erik Seedhouse provides unique insights into the burgeoning new field of commercial space operation and the individuals who will run these missions. Section I begins by describing how Astronauts for Hire (A4H) was created in 2010 by... more...

  • Pulling Gby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Performing in a high G environment is extremely demanding on the body: pulling G forces blood to the body’s extremities, putting the pilot, astronaut or driver at risk of G-Induced Lack of Consciousness (G-LOC). In “Pulling G” Erik Seedhouse describes what it feels like to pull 7 G in a fighter plane and the G pressures on the body when... more...

  • SpaceXby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    This first account of commercial spaceflight’s most successful venture describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have placed SpaceX at the forefront of the launch industry and made it the most likely candidate for transporting humans to Mars. Since its inception in 2002, SpaceX has sought to change the space launch... more...

  • Suborbitalby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2014; US$ 34.99

    The nascent commercial suborbital spaceflight industry will soon open the space frontier to commercial astronauts, payload specialists, scientists and of course, tourists. This book describes the tantalizing science opportunities to be offered when suborbital trips become routine within the next 12 to 18 months. It describes the difference in training... more...