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Kalpana Chawla (1962–2003)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0030
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter deals with the life of the Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who died during the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia when it entered the atmosphere.


Laurel Blair Salton Clark (1961–2003)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0031
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes Laurel Clark, an American astronaut who died during the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia when it entered the atmosphere.


U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Viking to Space Shuttle

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031781
eISBN:
9780813038568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031781.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


Valentina Vladímirovna Nikolayeva Tereshkova (1937–)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0032
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter deals with the life of Valentina Tereshkova, and how she managed to become the first woman in history to go out into space.


Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

J.D Hunley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is part of a two-volume overview of U.S. missile and rocket technology. For nearly fifty years, a wide range of missiles and rockets has propelled U.S. satellites and spacecraft into the ... More


Judith Arlene Resnik (1949–1986)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the life of the American astronaut Judith Resnik, who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.


Sharon Christa McAuliffe (1948–1986)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0029
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter talks about the life of the Sharon Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who, when participating in the Teacher in Space program, died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.


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