Table of contents for Human spaceflight / Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.

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Contents
Preface												xi
Acknowledgments										xiv
Introduction											xv
1. The Dream of Human Spaceflight							1
Legend of Wan-Hu									6
Taikonauts In Orbit									8
Johannes Kepler									10
Science Fiction									12
Nineteenth-Century Visions of Human Spaceflight					14
Fascination With Mars								17
The Birth of Astronautics								21
Hermann Julius Oberth								23
Pre-Space Age Visions of Stations In Space						28
	Wernher von Braun-The Man Who Conquered the Moon				30
Riding In A Rocket Plane To the Threshold of Space				37
Early Space Race Accomplishments							38
	Nikita S. Khrushchev									40
	First American To Travel In Space							45
Sergei Korolev-The Man Who Started the Space Age				46
	The Vostok, Voskhod, and Soyuz Spacecraft						49
John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon						53
2. Living In Space										58
 Living In A Continual State of Microgravity						59
 	 Extravehicular Activity								63
	 Space Sickness									65
	 Relaxing In Space									68
 Spacesuit											70
 Hazards To Space Travelers and Workers							78
	 Explosive Decompression								80
 Space Food											84
	 Closed Ecological Life Support System (CELSS)					89
 Space Radiation Environment								91
3. Astrochimps, Canine Cosmonauts, and Other Space Traveling Animals		94
 	Research With Animals In Space							98
 Nonhuman Primates-The First American Space Travel Pioneers				102
	U.S. Air Force Chimpanzees								105
 Mercury Project Monkey Missions								112
 Russian Space Dogs										125
 Animal-in-Space Missions After 1961							131
	Saving the Chimps-Social Movements, Legal Challenges, and Ethical Efforts	138
4. Tiny Space Capsules and the Mercury Project						141
 Mercury-Redstone 3										143
	Splashdown										146
 Mercury-Redstone 4										147
 Mercury-Atlas 6										148
	Universal Time Coordinated								152
 Mercury-Atlas 7										153
 Mercury-Atlas 8										155
 Mercury-Atlas 9										156
5. Space Walks and the Gemini Project							159
 Gemini Spacecraft										160
Agena											164
 Gemini 3 Mission										166
	Orbits and Revolutions								169
 Gemini 4 Mission										171
	Extravehicular Activity 								173
 Gemini 5 Mission										175
 Gemini 6A Mission										177
 Gemini 7 Mission										180
 Gemini 8 Mission										182
 Gemini 9A Mission										185
 Gemini 10 Mission										188
 Gemini 11 Mission										190
 Gemini 12 Mission										193
 Blue Gemini											196
6. Moonwalks and the Apollo Project							201
 Origins of the Apollo Project								202
 Space Robots Scout the Moon								205
 The Life-On-the-Moon Debate and the Issue of Extraterrestrial Contamination		207
 The Apollo Spacecraft									212
	 Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC)							221
 A Summary of the Apollo Missions							224
	Apollo 7										228
	 The Saturn IB Vehicle								230
	Early Apollo Surface Experiments Package (EASEP)				246
	Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP)				252
	Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle								269
	
7. Outposts In the Sky: Early Space Stations						279
 Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky						280
 Defining An American Space Station							283
 Skylab-The First American Space Station						288
 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project									296
	 Thomas P. Stafford									298
 Early Russian Space Stations								301
 Mir Space Station										310
	 Mir Principal Expedition 17							315
8. Space Shuttle										322
 Basic Features of the Space Shuttle System						326
	 Reducing the Risk from External Tank Insulation Debris				329
	 Spacelab										336
 Space Shuttle Missions									339
	Summary of Space Shuttle Missions							341
Beyond the Space Shuttle									365
9. International Space Station								369
 Basic Facts About the International Space Station						372
	 Progress Spacecraft									374
 Space Station Crews									377
10. Permanent Moon Bases: Next Stop Beyond Low Earth Orbit			383
 The Moon-Earth's Closest Celestial Neighbor						387
	 Using Robots Or Humans In Space Exploration 					389
 Lunar Bases and Settlements								398
 Krafft A. Ehricke and the Vision of A Lunar Civilization					404
11. Human Expeditions To Mars								410
 Mars-The Mysterious Red Planet								414
 Human-crewed Expedition To Mars							421
	 Nuclear Rocket									423
Mars Outpost and Surface Base Concepts							426
 Space Policy and the American Presidency							427
12. Large Space Settlements-Hallmark of A Solar System Civilization		434
	Space Resources									436
 Astropolis											439
 Androcell											440
 Space Settlement Concepts Sponsored By NASA						442
	Satellite Power System Concept							443
	Lagrangian Libration Point								447
 Design Considerations for Large Space Settlements					449
	Potential Psychological Disorders in Space Habitats				452
 Dyson Sphere										454
	Nikolai Semenovich Kardashev							457
Conclusions											459
Chronology											461
Glossary											492
Further Reading										533
Index												543

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Manned space flight -- Juvenile literature.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Astronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Space colonies -- Juvenile literature.