By Marianne J. Dyson
Marianne J. Dyson recounts for us a time while girls have been making the 1st inroads into house flight keep watch over, a formerly male-dominated occupation. the tale starts off with the muse of the Apollo 11 touchdown at the Moon and follows the demanding situations of pursuing a technology occupation as a lady within the 70s and 80s, while it was once faraway from a simple path.
Dyson relates the 1st 5 area travel flights from the non-public standpoint of undertaking making plans and operations in Houston on the Johnson house heart, dependent virtually completely on unique resources reminiscent of journals and NASA weekly job reviews. The book’s ancient information about astronaut and flight controller education exemplify either the funny and severe elements of area operations up during the Challenger catastrophe, together with the virtually unknown fireplace in project regulate in the course of STS-5 that just about brought on an emergency access of the shuttle.
From an insider with a special viewpoint and credentials to compare, this a must-read for a person attracted to the workings of NASA in the course of considered one of its busiest and defining occasions, and the demanding situations confronted via ladies pursuing medical careers.
Read or Download A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller (Springer Praxis Books) PDF
Similar history of technology & engineering books
The Disappearance of the Social in American Social Psychology is a serious conceptual heritage of yank social psychology. during this hard paintings, John Greenwood demarcates the unique belief of the social dimensions of cognition, emotion and behavior and of the self-discipline of social psychology itself, that used to be embraced by way of early twentieth-century American social psychologists.
Offers a accomplished evaluate in elements of the exploration of the sunlight process, concentrating on the know-how of the robot house probes that made it attainable, together with missions which - for quite a few purposes – have been by no means completed.
This richly special 1981 biography captures either the private lifestyles and the medical profession of Isaac Newton, featuring a completely rounded photo of Newton the fellow, the scientist, the thinker, the theologian, and the general public determine. Professor Westfall treats all points of Newton's profession, yet his account centres on a whole description of Newton's achievements in technological know-how.
Biometric identity and registration platforms are being proposed by means of governments and companies the world over. strangely they're lower than such a lot swift, and systematic, improvement in nations in Africa and Asia. during this groundbreaking ebook, Keith Breckenridge strains how the origins of the platforms being built in areas like India, Mexico, Nigeria and Ghana are available in a century-long historical past of biometric govt in South Africa, with the South African adventure of centralized fingerprint identity unheard of in its chronological intensity and demographic scope.
Extra info for A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller (Springer Praxis Books)
A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller (Springer Praxis Books) by Marianne J. Dyson
- Download e-book for kindle: Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and by Michael Adas
- Die Vegetation der tropischen halbimmergrünen Regenwälder - download pdf or read online