How to Live in Space : Everything You Need to Know for the Not-so-Distant Future
by Stuart, Colin







Introduction: Introduction6(10)
Where Exactly is Space?
8(4)
Why is Space so Difficult to Get To?
12(4)
PART 1 TRAINING
Astronaut Selection
16(4)
Underwater Training
20(4)
Centrifuge Training
24(4)
The Vomit Comet
28(4)
Flight Training
32(4)
The Launch
36(4)
Mission Control
40(4)
Rocket Separation
44(4)
Space Sickness
48(4)
Rendezvous and Docking
52(4)
PART 2 LIVING IN SPRCE
Breathing
56(4)
Eating and Drinking in Space
60(4)
Animals and Plants in Space
64(4)
Effects of Microgravity
68(4)
Exercise
72(4)
How to Shield Yourself From Radiation
76(4)
Spacewalks
80(4)
Sleep
84(4)
Washing and Cleaning
88(4)
Emergencies
92(4)
Toilets
96(4)
Generating Power
100(4)
Psychology
104(4)
Space Junk
108(4)
Spacec LAW
112(4)
Reentry
116(4)
ISS Configuration
120(2)
Timelines of Space Exploration
122(2)
PART 3 THE FUTURE
Space Tourism: Tourist Flights
124(4)
Space Hotels
128(4)
Space Elevators
132(4)
The Moon: Living in Lunar Orbit
136(4)
Landing on the Moon
140(4)
Building a Base on the Moon
144(4)
Mars: Selecting a Crew
148(4)
The Journey
152(4)
Landing on Mars
156(4)
The First Martians
160(4)
Life on the Surface
164(4)
Terraforming
168(4)
Asteroids: Dealing With a Threat
172(4)
Asteroid Mining
176(4)
Interstellar Travel
180(5)
Time Travel
185(3)
Outro: Outro
188(2)
Index & Credits190


"An amusing and informative illustrated guide to life beyond our own planet that covers everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism Now that suborbital space tourism is predicted to become a billion-dollar industry in the next ten years and NASA has announced its plans for landing humans on Mars in the 2030s, the dream of traveling and living in space is taking on new reality. But given that life on Earth can be complicated enough, how can we survive and thrive in the zero-gravity, absolute-zero far reaches of space? Look no further: How to Live in Space is chock-full of all the essential information you need to equip yourself for life beyond our blue planet. Grounded in space science, planetary biology, and rocket science, this accessible guide propels readers through takeoff, life in orbit, terraforming, and the long-term effects of space on the human body. Infographics and full-color illustrations help How to Live in Space to answer your burning questions, including: How do you sleep in microgravity? How do you grow food without water? Will your muscles waste away out there? How do you protect yourself from radiation? This is a light-hearted yet informative guide to a life far from terra firma"-





COLIN STUART is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a presenter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He has written for the Guardian, New Scientist, Physics World, and the European Space Agency. In 2014, he was runner-up for the European Astronomy Journalism Prize.





With the February 2018 launch of his SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, featuring a helmeted "Starman" perched in a Mars-bound sports car, Tesla inventor Elon Musk signaled the beginning of a new era in space travel. Rivaling billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic company, Musk envisions a thriving space-tourism industry, untethered from NASA's purse strings, sending thrill-seekers into Earth orbit and beyond. Targeting audiences already queuing up to buy tickets for these off-world adventures, journalist and Royal Astronomical Society fellow Stuart offers an engaging and colorfully illustrated guide to prepping for life in space. In three information-packed sections, Stuart covers the basic training needed to survive a rocket-propelled launch, the nuances of gravity-free living, and a preview of humankind's future on the Moon and Mars. Along the way, he takes readers on a trip aboard the "vomit comet," a plane designed to acclimate prospective astronauts to weightlessness; deconstructs lunar toilets; and extols the benefits of asteroid mining, among other fascinating tidbits. An exhilarating virtual ride for space buffs everywhere.   Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.






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