Space Exploration

The Spacefarer's Handbook

Science and Life Beyond Earth

Authors: Ganse, Bergita, Ganse, Urs

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  • Serves as a practical guide to spaceflight 
    Full of anecdotes and tips for those planning their own space adventure
    Brings loads of new knowledge on what spacefarers encounter in weightlessness  
    Features the latest scientific findings on humans in space and space technology 
    Written for the general space enthusiast, but will also give science fiction readers & writers a better foundation in space flight

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About this book

Now is the time to fly to space! New technological developments, commercialisation of spaceflight and advances in space medicine have made human space travel more attainable than ever before.
This entertaining but nevertheless authoritative book gives a practical introduction to space travel from a number of viewpoints: How spacecraft are built, how to steer and navigate them, instructions for a comfortable everyday life in space and a guide to remain healthy and strong in weightlessness.

The Spacefarer's Handbook is full of advice, tips and anecdotes to prepare the reader for their own trip to space. At the same time, it does not lose the scientific perspective on spaceflight. The authors, a physicist and a space medicine specialist, explain the underlying concepts rigorously and include recent research findings. From the operating principles of rocket engines, via bone loss in weightlessness to the methane lakes of Titan, this book contains everything aspiring spacefarers need to know! It also serves as a very good resource, beyond general space enthusiasts, for science fiction readers & writers who are looking for a better foundation in space flight.


"Highly recommended for everyone who wants to fly to space and all passengers of our mothership Earth!"
Hans Schlegel, ESA Astronaut


About the authors

PD Dr. Bergita Ganse is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Physiologist with a research focus on Space Medicine and the musculoskeletal system in spaceflight. She has received her Dr. med. from Lübeck University and her habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Bergita is currently a Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). She is a co-investigator of an ISS experiment and involved in large international studies working with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Dr. Urs Ganse is a Theoretical Space Physicist, with a research focus on plasma simulations. After studying physics and obtaining his doctorate from the University of Würzburg, Germany, on the subject of solar radio bursts, he has worked as a postdoc in Finland and South Africa, with research funding from DFG, ESA and the Academy of Finland. In his current position as a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki, he uses supercomputers to model the near-Earth plasma environment and its interactions with Earth's magnetic field.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • How to Become a Spacefarer

    Pages 1-12

    Ganse, Bergita (et al.)

  • Building Spacecraft

    Pages 13-86

    Ganse, Bergita (et al.)

  • How to Fly a Spacecraft

    Pages 87-128

    Ganse, Bergita (et al.)

  • Daily Life in Space

    Pages 129-167

    Ganse, Bergita (et al.)

  • Space Medicine

    Pages 169-242

    Ganse, Bergita (et al.)

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eBook 18,18 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Softcover 23,91 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Spacefarer's Handbook
Book Subtitle
Science and Life Beyond Earth
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-61702-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-61702-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-61701-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 295
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 122 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Springer, 2017
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