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Space Exploration
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European Missions to the International Space Station

2013 to 2019

Authors: O'Sullivan, John

  • Describes in painstaking detail the life and contributions of European Space Agency visitors to the International Space Station
  • Balances the US-Russian dominance of literature concerning human spaceflight
  • Highlights the diversity and collaborative nature of the European space goals, represented by the astronauts who have flown to the ISS
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About this book

The European Space Agency has a long history of human spaceflight, working with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the ESA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and their contributions to its development and success.

For example, ESA built the Columbus science laboratory, as well as the Cupola, the Leonardo PMM and the ATV supply ship. But it is the human endeavor that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six-month expeditions and spacewalking to commanding Earth’s only outpost in space and doing experiments, ESA astronauts – whose personal stories are also told – have played a vital role in the international project. Many of their efforts are documented in photographs in the book.

In following up on the missions covered in this author’s earlier title, In the Footsteps of Columbus (2016), this book highlights European missions from the 2013 Volare mission of Luca Parmitano to his 2019 Beyond mission and includes first flights for Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Andreas Mogensen, Tim Peake, and Thomas Pesquet.


About the authors

John O’Sullivan BE, BSc(Hons), Dip PM, CEng MIEI, PMP, FSP,CMSE® studied Electrical Engineering at University College Cork. He has over 20 years’ experience in the automation and control sector delivering solutions to the life-science industry in Ireland. He is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute and a certified Functional Safety Professional. He has always had a fascination with aviation and space, leading him to gain his PPL in 2003 and to study Astronomy and Planetary Science with the Open University. In 2017, he was awarded a Degree in Astronomy and Planetary Science by the OU, in addition to receiving a Diploma in Project Management from the Cork Institute of Technology in 2016.

His earlier book, In the Footsteps of Columbus, European Missions to the International Space Station, was published in 2016. He has also had several articles published in BIS Spaceflight magazine and in Ireland’s Engineers journal. He lives in East Cork with his wife and daughter.



Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 12 de Julho de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30326-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $37.99
price for Brazil
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  • Due: 14 de Junho de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30325-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Missions to the International Space Station
Book Subtitle
2013 to 2019
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30326-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30326-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-30325-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 331
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
Topics