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The International Space Station: Operating an Outpost in the New Frontier

Author(s): National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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This is all about the space station!  I love it!

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Download Front Matter
(pages 3-35)
Front Matter (pages 3-35)

Download Chapter 1. Systems: International Space Station Planning—A Roadmap to Getting It All Done
(pages 35-53)
Chapter 1. Systems: International Space Station Planning—A Roadmap to Getting It All Done (pages 35-53)

Download Chapter 2. Day in the Life: Living and Working in Space and on the Ground
(pages 53-69)
Chapter 2. Day in the Life: Living and Working in Space and on the Ground (pages 53-69)

Download Chapter 3. Systems: Structure and Mechanisms—The International Space Station’s Skeleton
(pages 69-94)
Chapter 3. Systems: Structure and Mechanisms—The International Space Station’s Skeleton (pages 69-94)

Download Chapter 4. Day in the Life: The Making of a Mission
(pages 94-125)
Chapter 4. Day in the Life: The Making of a Mission (pages 94-125)

Download Chapter 5. Systems: Command and Data Handling—The Brains of the International Space Station
(pages 125-143)
Chapter 5. Systems: Command and Data Handling—The Brains of the International Space Station (pages 125-143)

Download Chapter 6. Day in the Life: “Brain Transplants”on the International Space Station
(pages 143-152)
Chapter 6. Day in the Life: “Brain Transplants”on the International Space Station (pages 143-152)

Download Chapter 7. Systems: Motion Control System—Navigator of the Heavens
(pages 152-173)
Chapter 7. Systems: Motion Control System—Navigator of the Heavens (pages 152-173)

Download Chapter 8. Day in the Life: Debris Avoidance—Navigating the Occasionally Unfriendly Skies of Low-Earth Orbit
(pages 173-188)
Chapter 8. Day in the Life: Debris Avoidance—Navigating the Occasionally Unfriendly Skies of Low-Earth Orbit (pages 173-188)

Download 9. Systems: Electrical Power System—The Power Behind It All
(pages 189-207)
9. Systems: Electrical Power System—The Power Behind It All (pages 189-207)

Download Chapter 10. Day in the Life: Preparing for the Unexpected
(pages 207-225)
Chapter 10. Day in the Life: Preparing for the Unexpected (pages 207-225)

Download Chapter 11. Systems: Thermal Control—the “Circulatory System” of the International Space Station
(pages 225-243)
Chapter 11. Systems: Thermal Control—the “Circulatory System” of the International Space Station (pages 225-243)

Download Chapter 12. Day in the Life: Empty House—Decrewing the International Space Station
(pages 243-255)
Chapter 12. Day in the Life: Empty House—Decrewing the International Space Station (pages 243-255)

Download Chapter 13. Systems: Communications and Tracking—The Vital Link to the International Space Station
(pages 255-267)
Chapter 13. Systems: Communications and Tracking—The Vital Link to the International Space Station (pages 255-267)

Download Chapter 14. Day in the Life: Vital Visiting Vehicles—Keeping the Remote Outpost Crewed and Operating
(pages 267-283)
Chapter 14. Day in the Life: Vital Visiting Vehicles—Keeping the Remote Outpost Crewed and Operating (pages 267-283)

Download Chapter 15. Systems: Robotics—the Construction Equipment for the International Space Station
(pages 283-301)
Chapter 15. Systems: Robotics—the Construction Equipment for the International Space Station (pages 283-301)

Download Chapter 16. Day in the Life: In-Flight Maintenance
(pages 301-313)
Chapter 16. Day in the Life: In-Flight Maintenance (pages 301-313)

Download Chapter 17. Systems: Extravehicular Activities—Building a Space Station
(pages 313-339)
Chapter 17. Systems: Extravehicular Activities—Building a Space Station (pages 313-339)

Download Chapter 18. Day in the Life: Risky and Rewarding Spacewalks—Space Shuttle Mission STS-120/ISS-10A
(pages 339-367)
Chapter 18. Day in the Life: Risky and Rewarding Spacewalks—Space Shuttle Mission STS-120/ISS-10A (pages 339-367)

Download Chapter 19. Systems: Environmental Control and Life Support System—Supporting the Human Elementof the International Space Station
(pages 367-387)
Chapter 19. Systems: Environmental Control and Life Support System—Supporting the Human Elementof the International Space Station (pages 367-387)

Download Chapter 20. Day in the Life: When Major Anomalies Occur
(pages 387-413)
Chapter 20. Day in the Life: When Major Anomalies Occur (pages 387-413)

Download Appendix
(pages 413-439)
Appendix (pages 413-439)

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