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The Millionaires Brain

The Millionaires Brain is an eBook that can teach you how to better finance your money and how to use your money responsibly in order to earn more money with your new found financial skills. While learning these new skills you will be able to make yourself a lot of money or even a millionaire. But to be a millionaire you must be prepared mentally so that you wont make hasty decisions just because you have the money to do so. The Millionaires Brain has chapters that are dedicated to helping you succeed in becoming wealthier. In each of the chapters there are sub-chapters that each discuss a different topic while acting as steps of a process. The sub-chapters will each hold information that is related and connected to the main topic of the chapter which is giving you the best amount of detail leading to the central idea. Included also in the chapters as a sub-chapter is an exercise that is like a small activity you can use to help you further understand what you are to take away from the chapter. The Millionaires Brain will help you to be able to find what the problem is with your particular situation and show you what you should do to fix it. It will also show you how to get smarter with your money and show you how to use your smartness to get wealthier. It will also give you exercises that you can use to put yourself in the provided situation to prepare yourself and help you set goals and think about what the best decision is. Read more here...

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By looking back at the last half century and beyond, an understanding emerges in the patterns and influences of the social, fiscal and institutional development of astronomical institutions and observatories. In this paper, the authors1 review many changes that have transformed how astronomers build and use their great telescopes they also examine the evolving process that maximizes the productivity and impact of undertaking modern ground-based optical infrared astronomy. The integration of modern engineering and experimental practices, broadened access to large-scale funding and international competition, all have a role in these changes. A changing social paradigm has moved these ventures from the scientific elite into the realm and structure of tightly managed projects involving close partnerships between engineers and scientists. Astronomer's observational methods have changed in fundamental ways as well, driven by the complexity of the instruments used and their...

Career as a Math Tutor Begins

Galileo left Rome without work, yet he gained a friend in Clavius. By 1588, they were writing each other regularly and exchanging mathematical notes. By now, Galileo had begun to make a reputation for himself through lectures given on mathematics at the Florence Academy and the strong support given him by Christopher Clavius. When, in 1589, the University of Pisa found it was in need of a mathematics professor, Galileo was chosen for the task. This was a fine step forward for Galileo, but he looked ahead to larger career goals.

One down one to go 111

The satellite finally retired from US government service in February 1998, bringing to an end more than a decade of Leasat operations. However, its usefulness was not yet over. Under a multi-million-dollar contract with the Australian Defence Force, in May of that year it was moved into a new orbital slot at 156 degrees East longitude for use by the Royal Australian Navy. It was a reprieve for the satellite according to Hughes' spokesman Ronald Swanson, '' it was literally within days of being propelled into a useless 'graveyard' orbit, since its service to the Department of Defense had been completed''.

Funding the Project The Budgetary Process

Normally, the construction of facilities (CoF) budget included only those projects that would cost a quarter of a million dollars or more. Less expensive projects came under either the administrative operations or the research and development budget. The CoF budget funded projects within a given fiscal year - say fiscal 1963 starting 1 July 1962 - rather than over several years, but the Directorate could actually spend the money over a longer period. The NASA Administrator had to approve exceptions to this policy, and did so only when the indeterminate nature of a facility rendered estimates on a fully funded basis impractical.4

Updating LC39 Requirements

Changing requirements and priorities for LC-39 made further adjustments necessary in the distribution of money for particular items. Since LOC could carry forward construction of facilities funds to subsequent fiscal years, it continued to update its FY 1963 CoF program, often reprogramming some construction for later fiscal years. Actually, the FY 1963 CoF account was to remain active through calendar 1968. Both the redistribution and reprogramming actions required congressional notification, a much simpler procedure than the lengthy budgetary process. LOC's financial planners worked simultaneously on several fiscal year CoF programs. Between September 1962 and January 1963, LOC transmitted to NASA Headquarters the aborted FY 1963 supplemental, the FY l964 CoF budget, and preliminary estimates for FY 1965. It was in 1962, in fact, that LOC did most of its budgetary homework to obtain the appropriations needed for the later construction of lunar launch facilities. The shift in...

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If an instrument fails in orbit, it can seldom be resurrected, and thousands of man-years of work are then lost. So absolute reliability, with redundancy, must be built in. The quality controls are slow, exacting, and expensive. A typical price tag reads ten million dollars. Let's have a look at these crown jewels.

When Can We Talk About Probability

When statistics is misapplied, seemingly logical reasoning can be used to support all manner of hogwash. It is done in industry all the time, especially when the intent is to get you to do something that will cause someone else to make money. Therefore, keep your probability-fallacy radar on. We are about to leap into territory where every good scientist needs it

Troubled Road To Space

Only one rocket can be launched on any one day, thus enabling the range to concentrate its full resources on that mission. The agreement of General Dynamics, who built the Atlas, to offer their 'slot' on 21 March to Columbia provided a much-needed boost, particularly to the Germans, who were reportedly paying a million dollars every day just to keep their Spacelab-D2 experiments and ground personnel flight-ready. The mission, with its 560-million pricetag, had already been criticised and the enormous cost of reunification since the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989 had imposed restrictions on Germany's space ambitions.

B22 Grain size distribution terminology

19 The difference between the median and mean is illustrated in this example. Suppose 19 paupers and 1 billionaire are in a room. Everyone removes all money from their pockets and puts it on a table. Each pauper puts 5 on the table the billionaire puts 1 billion (that is, 109) there. The total is then 1,000,000,095. If that money is divided equally among the 20 persons, each gets 50,000,004.75. That amount is the mean (or average) amount of money that the 20 persons brought into the room. But the median amount is 5, since one may divide the group into two groups of 10 persons each, and say that everyone in the first group brought in no more than 5, and each person in the second group brought in no less than 5. In a sense, the median is the amount that the typical person brought in. By contrast, the mean (or average) is not at all typical, since no one present - pauper or billionaire - brought in an amount approximating 50,000,004.75 (Wikipedia).

Peak of the Hardware Effort

September 1964 saw the delivery of the first Block I guidance system, slated to fly on the unmanned missions and the early manned ones. NASA and the IL team spent that year developing and finalizing Block II with the digital autopilot, in a series of meetings with North American and Grumman. 1965 saw the peak of hardware design activity, with more than six hundred engineers at the IL (though not all worked on hard-ware).62 The Block II requirements were complete by February 1965, and soon thereafter the IL received a 15 million-dollar contract to build the Block II.63 The new design was released in July 1965, a production prototype delivered that November, and the first flight qualification model delivered to NASA in July 1966. In the fall of 1966 Block I production was terminated (Block II production would last until the summer of 1969). Block I would fly the unmanned AS-201 (August 1966) and Apollo 4 and 6 missions, while Block II computers flew on Apollo 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and all the...

McNamara Ordered a Comparative Review

Webb recorded a conversation he had with McNamara in February 1963 concerning Dynasoar in which McNamara stated that he was prepared to look carefully at the values that might be retained from the Dynasoar program, although he had serious doubts that there were any values in it worth the eight or nine hundred million dollars that it was costing.78 Privately, Webb confided his personal views on Dynasoar as an orbital vehicle it is going to be obsoleted sic by both Gemini and Apollo and that what we need now is careful, thoughtful

Mars Science Laboratory

The formal name of this spacecraft became the Mars Science Laboratory. Everything about the MSL would be big the rover, its scientific return and its projected budget of more than 850 million dollars. This was never intended to be a Discovery mission, but instead, the program was conceived to see what could be accomplished in Mars surface exploration when budget and schedule were not so constrained. With up to ten times the scientific instrument payload of the MER rovers, a mission length of at least one Martian year (equivalent to two Earth years) and the capability of operating for years without the need for solar power, the potential landing sites for the MSL will encompass much of the planet's surface. Its primary mission is to study the past and present habitability of the planet Mars. In other words, it will search for evidence of past life and possible evidence of present microbial life, and determine whether future crewed missions to Mars can remain on the planet for extended...

NASA and Its Vietnam Support Effort

By the middle of 1967, Seamans considered two of NASA's projects in this field as major an effort to improve the use of white phosphorous as a target marker and an attempt to develop an acoustic-mortar locator. Seamans estimated NASA's FY 68 expenses for its Southeast Asian support effort at 3.7 million. This figure included not only the two major projects but also exploration into many other possibilities such as tunnel destruction, ambush detection, and a napalm can-non.185 In December 1967, however, NASA's support for the DOD's war effort in Vietnam leaked to the press. The Washington Post reported NASA's Office of Advanced Research and Technology was spending between four and five million dollars per year directing 100 scientists and engineers on tasks vital to the Vietnam war. The Post quoted an unnamed NASA official I don't think anybody is so naive that he might feel an agency spending 4 billion a year on technology shouldn't spend some of it trying to win a war we're...

Forecast For Those Born In December

During the New and Full Moons of March and September 2007 (see Moon Power publication for dates), serious positive or difficult happenings based upon your personal karma will take place. Again, you are strongly advised to use your will and avoid depressing thoughts. Regenerative spiritual endeavors, combined with studies, exercise and social interaction, could prove to be beneficial at those moments. Do not let the nasty pull of the Dragon's Tail affecting your career get the best of your body and mind. The positive Dragon's Head in Pisces has much to offer and will induce a variety of opportunities to improve your working life, right from your base of operation. Building and promoting a group or some kind of club from home can only prove beneficial in the long run. Within the next few months or so, the fruits of many years of hard work will begin to pay off as you may be forced to service the world on a much higher level.

The Crawler Makes Its Debut

Bucyrus-Erie began such a study one month later. An LOD phone call on 23 March requested preliminary information for Petrone's congressional briefing that afternoon. Thomas Learmont, Bucyrus-Erie's chief design engineer, provided tentative estimates the crawler, jacks, hydraulic system, and steering mechanisms would cost 3,650,000, the umbilical tower 1,500,000, the box structure (launch platform) 800,000. The crawler figure reflected the cost of Bucyrus-Erie's new model with few changes. Later Bucyrus-Erie incorporated a redundant power system and a more sensitive leveling mechanism, raising estimates an additional million dollars. Although the crawler's reliability and flexibility were attractive the cost was a major disadvantage. LC-39 plans called for five launcher-transporters, putting the price of the crawler units at nearly 25 million. In early April, Buchanan suggested separating the launcher from its transporter and building only two crawlers. The proposal would increase...

Book Nobody Understands

Newton was living an even more isolated existence than before. Some years earlier his mother, Hannah, had caught what was described as a malignant fever, a catchall term for any number of fatal illnesses. Newton hurried to Woolsthorpe and took charge of Hannah's care, dressing her blisters and sitting up all night at her bedside. Unfortunately, she was beyond saving and died some days later. As her first child, Isaac inherited most of her property, making him an independently wealthy man.

Biosphere 2 private enterprise

One of the most interesting, comprehensive, and longest experiments in isolated, confined environments was conducted under private auspices in Oracle, Arizona (see Exhibit 77). Located in the American southwest near the foothills of Catalina Mountains on SunSpace Ranch, just 50 km north of Tucson, the enterprise was funded by Texas billionaire Ed Bass, a co-designer of Disney's Epcot Center. Under the name Space Biosphere Ventures, scientists, architects, ecotechnicians, and entrepreneurs put together a 150 million project. The founders considered the Earth the first biosphere, and called their undertaking Biosphere 2 27 . On a 12,000 m2 area of land, they built a glass-enclosed ecological system, with laboratories or biomes for rainforest, savannah, marine, marsh, desert, agriculture, and human habitat. In Spring 1991, this miniature world was tested for its ability to recycle and maintain environments (air, water, and nutrients ) supporting 4,000 inhabitant species of plants

Wow False Alarms And Real Hope

In the seventies, NASA started supporting small observing programs to the tune of a few million dollars per year (a couple of pennies from each American). Whereas Ozma had listened in on two stars, the new plan called for the world's largest radio dishes to sample radio waves from a thousand promising suns. Fortunately, a couple of billionaires, as well as many ordinary folks, came to the rescue, and American SETI was privatized and run out of the nonprofit SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. SETI benefited from the 1990s information technology bubble in Silicon Valley, when rich, altruistic visionaries were swarming the South Bay. Much of the funding to privatize SETI was provided by Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Gordon Moore (cofounder of Intel), and Paul Allen (cofounder of Microsoft). Each kicked in a million bucks of his pocket change.

The IRAM 30m Millimeter Radio Telescope MRT

In chapter one we mentioned that the development of large reflector antennas has been spurned strongly by the needs of radio astronomers. Interestingly, this is not entirely the case for the spectral range, called millimeter-wave radio astronomy, which we define as the frequency range from 30 - 300 GHz (wavelength 10 to 1 mm). The first reflectors, sufficiently accurate to operate at 3 mm wavelength, were the 4.9 m diameter antenna at the University of Texas (Tolbert et al.,1965) and the 4.6 m diameter dish of the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California (Jacobs and King, 1965). Both instruments were not built primarily for radio astronomy, but were however quickly taken over by radio astronomers. Eugene Epstein became corporate astronomer at the Aerospace Corporation and made a career out of making millimeter wavelength observations near the beach of the Pacific Ocean. The Texas antenna was moved to the McDonald Observatory in 1967, where it operated until 2000. It has now...

Grand Fenwick Overtakes the US and USSR

In the sequel, Mouse on the Moon, Grand Fenwick, faced again with a disaster in its main industry, wine-making, requested a half-million-dollar loan from the United States. Instead the United States granted a million dollars to further Grand Fenwick's space program and show America's sincere desire for international cooperation in space. Not to be outdone, Russia gave one of its outmoded Vostoks. The scientists of Grand Fenwick found that the errant wine crop could fuel this rocket. They sent the spacecraft to the moon, beating both the American and Russian teams. The U.S. and USSR spacecraft landed shortly after the Duchy's. In hasty attempts to get back first, both Russians and Americans failed to rise from the lunar surface. As a result, Grand Fenwick's Vostok had to rescue both crews.

Life on the High Frontier

Space settlers would have jobs and the opportunity to make money, perhaps more than they could make on Earth. One stream of income, foreseen by both O'Neill and Savage, would result from information processing, consulting, software development, and other highly compensated activities that require very little office space and that can be done by telecommuting. Unfortunately, because it is a lot more expensive to maintain a computer programmer in space than on Earth, this kind of employment would be at best a stopgap measure.

JPL and the Aerospace Industry

Firms as TRW and Hughes developed extensive satellite expertise, most of it through spacecraft for military reconnaissance and commercial commu-nications.40 For groups like the Hughes Space Division, which might have sales of several hundred million dollars a year, a NASA contract for 50 or 100 million spread out over several years provided a very small fraction of business. That did not keep them from competing for NASA contracts, or from complaining that NASA kept work in-house instead of contracting it to industry. And a decline in military space spending in the early 1970s, alongside NASA's cutbacks, left these companies scraping for business.41

The Commercialization of JPL

Several others factors also helped to commercialize JPL. The post-cold war environment that encouraged the celebration of the private sector also sparked an entrepreneurial spirit, which impelled efforts to apply JPL technologies to civilian products. The usual route ran through patents, which Caltech would license to industry for a fee or royalties. The number of licenses rose more or less steadily starting in the early 1990s, especially for software, which increased from about 10 in 1992 to 180 by 1996.67 A few years earlier the lab had also started programs for technology affiliates and other cooperative agreements with industry, under which JPL helped firms, usually small companies, develop new technologies. The lab had thirty corporations as technology affiliates by 1992, sixty by 1994, most of them not from the aerospace industry but seeking help in such fields as software, robotics, microdevices, or remote sensing.68 Licensing activity greatly increased after the institute...

Anatomy of a Spaceplane

The advanced spaceplane will be able to fly into Earth orbit on one tank of gas, refuel in orbit, and take its passengers to the Moon. In time, it will have the ability to land at a Lunar resort, collect lunar-derived propellants, and return to low Earth orbit with both propellants and passengers. Using its winged configuration, it will aerobrake in Earth's atmosphere before rendezvousing with an Earth orbital propel-lant depot. Serving double-duty as a spaceliner and space tanker, the advanced spaceliner will fill a vital niche in the space infrastructure of the future. Spacelines will make money hauling not only passengers but propellants as well. The constant flow of propellants from the Moon, and passengers from Earth, will fuel the space economy, dwarfing anything we see today.

Testing Nobel Prize Science

Did the presence of what were essentially two secondary payloads require an entire mission, they asked, with all the risks involved, not to mention the enormous pricetag, which ran into several hundred million dollars NASA's reply was that its commitment to ASI to launch LAGEOS-2 had been signed before Challenger, and the agency intended to honour it. Questions over the worthiness of USMP-1 to fly on Columbia as a primary payload were best answered by Al Diaz, NASA's deputy associate administrator for space science, who rhetorically asked journalists, ''How do you determine how much Nobel Prize science is worth ''

Ceremonies at Completion

Launch Tower

Negotiations, however, did not prove so simple. A Bucyrus-Erie employee, Barrett Schlenk, had first interested LOC in using the crawler to carry the spaceship from the VAB to the pad. But when it appeared that Bucyrus-Erie would get the contract under sole-source procurement, William C. Dwyer, Vice President of Marion Power Shovel Co. of Ohio, protested to NASA. Brainerd Holmes urged Debus to use competitive bidding. Twenty two industrial firms sent representatives to a procurement conference, but only two submitted proposals - Marion for 8 million dollars, Bucyrus-Erie for 11 million dollars.3 Now Senator William Proxmire (D., Wis.) protested. Webb met with him and other members of Congress to discuss the matter. Previously, Proxmire had tried in vain to amend the NASA Authorization Bill for fiscal 1963 to require competitive bidding to the maximum possible extent see chapter 8-4 but now he advanced the cause of a Wisconsin firm, even though it had lost out in competitive bidding. He...

Transport Processes Diffusion and Advection

In many stellar models, advection is treated as a diffusion process, this is incorrect and leads to erroneous conclusions. The circulation of money in the world offers an interesting example of advective motions. If it would be a diffusion, the money would smoothly flow from the rich people to the poor ones. This does not seem to be the case, the flows of money is generally going the opposite way This is typically an advection, i.e., a global transport of something. Treated as a diffusion, the transport of money would even have the wrong sign. Diffusion and advection do not obey to the same equations.

Characteristics For Those Born In December

You must adapt to the saying, to be a millionaire, you must act and think like one. Your sign rules the wilderness, the desert, and the Indians. This also represents some of your past lives with the Incas, the Sumerians and Atlantis, where you had a position of spiritual power. A word of caution Souls born with an overbearing Jupiter energy must guard against the codification of thoughts (books) and biblical materials your lesson is to realize that God cannot be confined to any man-made buildings, deities or archaic doctrines. The advanced ones (truth seekers) will lead the rest of us towards the reality of God's manifestation through the stars. Remember to respect the Universal Law (see Moon Power), as your awareness of Moon planning will become a major contribution to your happiness and success. The location of your natal Dragon's Head or Tail will seriously alter the strength or weakness of Jupiter in your chart. You can learn much more about yourself or anyone else by ordering my...

Resonance a part of life

One of the most spectacular mistakes in the history of civil engineering was the design of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, built at a cost of seven million dollars. It was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened and the supporting towers were separated by more than half a mile.

The Lunar Roving Vehicle Request For Proposals

Early Wheel Design

MSFC evaluated the LRV contractor proposals during September and October. By the end of September, they had eliminated Chrysler and Grumman, leaving Boeing and Bendix. It should be stated here that Bendix had committed itself in 1960 to long-range research and development of lunar exploration vehicles. It had invested over twelve million dollars of its own money in this pursuit. The corporation realized that in order to obtain a return on this investment, it would have to win the LRV contract. During October, MSFC worked on preliminary contract negotiations with Boeing and Bendix. Saverio Morea published the results in an internal document dated 23 October 1969. Boeing's negotiated baseline was 17,280,000 with a target vehicle weight of 181.6 kg (399.5 lb). Boeing was counting What stands out in my mind, Morea stated to this author, was the type of government contract we had with Boeing. We recognized they were the low bidder. How did we protect the government's interest The contract...

Columbia Returns Home To

Despite being Columbia's 13th trip into space, and having been in orbit over Hallowe'en, STS-52 had proved a spectacular success. In fact, the mission lasted almost exactly the same length of time predicted in the pre-flight press kit. It was the second landing in Florida for NASA's flagship Shuttle for more than a year, KSC had officially been on 'equal footing' with Edwards as the primary end-of-mission landing site. In June 1991, NASA had announced its intention to routinely use KSC among other reasons it saved the agency the million-dollar cost of ferrying Shuttles back from California.

Galileos First Ideas About Telescopes

Galileo is correctly credited with the first use of the telescope for viewing objects in the heavens, but letters between him and friends suggest that he first had other, more pragmatic applications for the telescope. He believed that he could make money selling his telescopes to wealthy Italian princes so that they could use them for military purposes. In Zdenek Kopal's book Telescopes in Space, the author provides two such letters, the first dating from 1609 and the second from 1610.

The Mobile Launch Concept

* Concept vied with interface for first place In Cape Canaveral jargon, Meaning of concept ranged from the first batting around of an idea to its fruition in a multi-million-dollar building or procedure. While the authors have tried to limit their use of the term, they confess to ill success especially in the early days when LOD planners were dealing with many contingencies and termed each tentative plan a concept.

Fuzzy Occultation By Mars

Using the primitive equipment of the era, little was yet known about Mars. It presents merely a ruddy disk through a telescope, with a hint of pale colorless patches at top and bottom, the polar ice caps. The imagined canals of American millionaire Percival Lowell were still many decades in the future, along with ideas of Martians and H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds. From his private obser

Communications By Means Of Low Earth Orbiting Satellites

Leos Procedure

Many organizations have proposed satellite-based personal communications providing global coverage for voice and data to hand-held subscriber units with a direct link to a satellite. Such systems will offer the ultimate promise of personal communications of allowing communications to the person at any time and in any place, literally, rather than to a physical location. The projected system capital costs are estimated variously as being between 1-4 thousand million dollars. While satellite communications for trunked transoceanic telephone traffic has seen successful operation for more than a quarter of a century, the application of satellites to mobile communications applications and for direct broadcasting is a relatively recent development. To some extent, the change in focus was due as much to the push of competition from wideband digital, transoceanic optical fiber cable as to the pull of satellites being able to service a new market of mobile communications and, it is hoped,...

The Spacefaring Public

Xerus Spaceplane

What kind of vehicle will space tourists of the future want to ride on They will have their choice, in the coming years, of ballistic missile or spaceplane. Those with a higher degree of derring-do will doubtless choose the rocket, especially if they are as financially free as they are fearless. Those with less financial fortitude will choose the spaceplane, which will still be in an immature, suborbital stage of its development. These events will have important consequences for the future, because the spaceplane will garner far more customers than will the missiles, even if they do not go as far, as high, or as fast. Most important, however, is the inevitable result that those companies who operate spaceplanes will gain far more experience in spaceflight than those who concentrate on rockets alone. Both missiles and spaceplanes use rocket engines, and rocket engine experience is every bit as important as spaceflight experience. Furthermore, the most valuable flight experience in a...

Washington Redraws Management Lines

On 29 October 1964, the year of the reorganization, in his weekly report to Debus, Petrone stated that his office was preparing a KSC regulation for implementation of the instructions received from Headquarters entitled Apollo Documentation Instruction NPC NASA Publication Control 500-6. This instruction required the following action from each center identification, review, and approval of all documents required for management of the Apollo program an Apollo document index, cataloguing all recurring interorganization documentation used by the Office of Manned Space Flight and the contractors a Center Apollo documentation index a documents requirement list, listing all documents required from a contractor - this list would be negotiated into all major contracts of a half million dollars or over and would be part of the request for quotation and a document requirement description, classifying every item on the document requirements list, its contents and instructions for preparation. 48

Entrepreneurial view on space access [17

Currently, there is a difference of opinion on how to lower the cost of space access, and who should pay for it. The debate was evident among space advocates attending the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference in 2006. NewSpace entrepreneurs like Peter Diamandis and Burt Rutan are prepared to go it alone with just private investments, whether from billionaires, venture capital, or private equity funds. In fact, Rutan, designer and builder of SpaceShipOne, contends that taxpayer-funded space research makes no sense He wants to get the aerospace industry off the government dole''. Yet, even advocates admit that smaller operations like his Scaled Composites, or Elon Musk's SpaceX, cannot alone fulfill the nation's Vision of Space Exploration goals. Space agencies have advantages of scale and funding that presently give them the leadership role in returning to the Moon permanently.

The Planet Most Like Earth

Such speculations were on the mind of the American millionaire socialite-cum-astronomer Percival Lowell when he began to think he was seeing long thin lines connecting the green areas. The Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli had seen such lines (most of them later proved to be a kind of optical illusion) and called them canali a word that should have been

Successful Mission

It was expected that bringing each Shuttle mission back home to the East Coast launch site would save around one million dollars and five days' worth of processing for the next flight. Moreover, KSC landings would remove the necessity to expose the two-billion-dollar orbiter to the uncertainties and potential dangers of a cross-country ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California atop NASA's heavily modified Boeing 747. However, as Crippen's crew discovered that June day in 1982, the West Coast landing site exhibited far more stable weather conditions than Florida.

Life in the Universe

Lick Observatory Major optical observatory, and the first in the United States to be built on a mountain-top site. Its telescopes are on Mount Hamilton, about 32 km (20 mi) east of San Jose, California, at an altitude of 1280 m (4200 ft). Its first director was Edward S. holden. The observatory was the result of a bequest to the University of California by an eccentric millionaire, James Lick (1796-1876), whose body lies beneath the pier of the 0.9-m (36-in.) Lick Refractor. Inaugurated in 1888, the telescope was for nine years the largest in the world, and it remains the world's second-largest refractor. With it, Edward E. barnard discovered Amalthea in 1892, the first Jovian satellite to be found since 1610. The front element of its objective lens was refigured in 1987, having suffered long-term damage from atmospheric corrosion.

Recordbreakers

Both landing opportunities for that day - at 10 47 am and 12 23 pm - were called off due to cloud cover to the east of the SLF runway that Air Force meteorologists were worried could drift over the runway and hamper Cabana and Halsell's visibility on final approach. The weather was fine at Edwards Air Force Base but, with anticipated good conditions in Florida on 23 July, and presumably unwilling to pay the million-dollar fee of ferrying Columbia back to KSC from California on top of a 747, NASA opted to keep the crew aloft for an additional 24 hours.

Shuttling into Space

Completing a manned lunar landing and safe return to Earth on the first attempt was a huge achievement for NASA. But accomplishing the goal set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 so successfully also contributed to the demise of the Apollo programme and the era of single-mission spacecraft. Political and public support for the huge investment the space programme required in the 1960s declined as fast as it had risen. Indeed, by 1969, several of the astronauts involved in America's pioneering space programmes had also departed for new career goals. The aborted flight of Apollo 13 in 1970, further budget restrictions and other domestic issues, all contributed to the end of the manned lunar programme in 1972, with the final flight of an Apollo-type spacecraft in 1975.

Rocket renaissance

Robert Bigelow, the hotel billionaire, who is innovating with orbital inflatables at Bigelow Aerospace in Los Angeles, is underwriting a 50m prize for a manned vehicle that is able to reach an altitude of 200 km and complete two orbits of the Earth (see Exhibit 111). The second feat must be accomplished within 60 days of the first orbit and before the end of year 2010 Among the commercial rewards for the winner is a chance to become a supplier for Bigelow inflatable space habitats, as small space stations or hotels Other encouraging trends in space commerce are the Space Frontier Foundation conferences, and even the aborted Space Entrepreneurs Trade Association. Still another example is the Space Stock Surfers Club which facilitates investment in aerospace ventures that promote space economic development (email alexho aol.com).

Doing The Twist

''We had to do a fair amount of analysis to ensure that we weren't doing something dumb,'' said Flight Director Wayne Hale. ''One thing we didn't want to perturb was the RTLS abort mode,'' which Kregel would perform in the event of an emergency early in the ascent. ''That the RTLS is a fairly intricate manoeuvre, it's been analysed to death and we spent a lot of money making sure it would work if we ever had to do that and it is based on a heads-down trajectory. So we picked a time for the roll that was after negative return to KSC .'' The analysis concluded that, even with electrical failures or two main engines shutting down, ''it never goes what you would call 'out of control' ''.

Absence Of Evidence

So, yes, let's get billionaires to spend millions, or taxpayers to spend pennies, to build huge radio arrays. Let's scan all the stars we can in any way we can think of, for as long as we can. Because you never know. Still, after more than forty years, you do start to wonder

Collaborate

Unless the company is graced by some kind of financial independence or government contract. The alternative may be stagnation for a venture with otherwise workable ideas. The bottom line is funding. Without it, nothing happens, and no one flies. Even Robert Goddard relied on backing from the Smithsonian Institution to conduct his rocket research.

C6 References

Peter Diamandis has forecast that the next race into space will be led by entrepreneurs, members of the private sector, who envision the high frontier as an opportunity for expansion and vast wealth creation. Some of these leaders have already emerged from among the new billionaires who benefited from high-tech innovations. Beside the NewSpace enterprises, many of the start-up companies will come out of the older aerospace technologies and corporations. Let us examine just one XCOR Aerospace based at the Mojave Spaceport and Civilian Aerospace Test Center in California. It has improved on traditional rocket technology to create the EZ-Rocket for manned flying vehicles. Its engines are fueled with isopropyl alcohol and liquid oxygen. The alcohol is stored in an external composite fuel tank, and the LOX is contained in an insulated internal aluminum liquid oxygen tank. The EZ-Rocket is incorporated into XERUS, a multi-mission suborbital spacecraft with many safety features. Its...

The People of JPL

How did JPL get individuals to work toward collective goals There were several possible motivations the chance to advance national priorities, the romance of space exploration, technical and scientific challenges, and personal ambition. Selfish considerations proved stronger. A staff survey in 1980 asked what factors should influence selection of lab missions lab employees rated national and social needs the least important and personal satisfaction and career goals the most important.101 But the work itself enticed many lab staff. Lab managers identified two general categories of people at JPL One part includes those individuals who are inspired by the Space Exploration Program itself to make their careers at JPL. They tend to be associated with mission and system analysis and design functions. The other part includes the expert engineers who build their careers around challenging application of forefront technology. They tend to be more heavily in the subsystem and operations...

Space Tourism

Bigelow Nasa Nautilus

Below On 4 October 2004 SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of328,000 feet twice within a 14-day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize. (The first of the two X-Prize flights had been completed successfully on 29 September 2004.) In addition to meeting the altitude requirement to win the X-Prize, pilot Brian Bin-nie also broke the 22 August 1963 record by Joseph A. Walker, who few the X-15 to an unofficial world altitude record of354,200 feet. Brian Binnie's SpaceShipOne flight carried him all the way to 367,442 feet or 69.6 miles above the Earth's surface. Here the White Knight turbojet climbs with SpaceShipOne under its belly. Image courtesy Scaled Composites, LLC.

Mapping Hell

Despite being promoted as a relatively inexpensive mission, by the time that it was ready for launch Magellan's price tag had almost doubled to 550 million due in part to the delays caused by the Challenger disaster, but also as a result of cost overruns - mostly concerning the development of the radar (over which JPL had at one point to regain control from the contractor) and to redesigns and improvements which made the spacecraft more capable but also more expensive. In fact, as early as 1984 JPL had identified numerous ''half-million-dollar items'' for improving the spacecraft and its performance, some of which were implemented during the years that the Shuttle was grounded. One improvement that was not funded was to put a 30-cm aluminum skirt around the circumference of the antenna in order to boost its radar performance. Another source of overruns was that on the revised schedule Magellan would be launched before Galileo, rather than after it, which meant that some of the spare...

Solar Week

One of the main metrics of the impact of any E PO effort is the assessment of how the students' knowledge or understanding has improved after their participation. Meaningful assessment for any project, however, is extremely difficult to achieve, especially for those E PO efforts relying on the part-time participation of scientists. The ultimate aim of most of our efforts is the hope that there is a budding scientist out there who needs a little encouragement and inspiration to choose science as an education and or career goal and that our projects provide that inspiration or encouragement. The success of this aim is difficult to assess or evaluate.

Conclusion

These four vignettes provide a brief glimpse into the careers of individuals who began working in pure astronomical research and branched out into other areas, some more traditional than others. What is evident is that none of the people waited for change to come to them but took advantage of their situation and skills to launch out onto an alternate career path. They enjoy an exciting work environment, financial freedom, and a more constrained work environment. Astronomers can and do succeed in very different career tracks than their precise training has prepared them to follow.

Full Plate

To support the new rocket on STS-61F and STS-61G, both Challenger and Atlantis underwent a series of extensive modifications, costing around five million dollars apiece, which included extra plumbing to load and drain the Centaur's propellants and control panels in their aft flight decks to monitor its performance. As NASA's newest orbiter, Atlantis had been made Centaur-capable during her initial construction and was destined to spend the first part of 1986 out at Pad 39B undergoing validation tests of the new hardware. Challenger, too, had received the Centaur upgrades, which also included the addition of an S-band transmitter to handle the booster's telemetred data. During typical, pre-launch loading operations, the Centaur's liquids would have been fed through plumbing 'tapped into' the Shuttle's main propulsion system feedlines. Emergency dumping vents - capable of draining all liquid oxygen and hydrogen from the booster within 250 seconds of an abort being declared - were...

B6 References

Two fundamental realities will drive space exploration forward. First, wealth is accumulating in the hands of ambitious and visionary individuals, many of whom view space simultaneously as an adventure and a place to make money. What was once affordable only to nations can now be funded by individuals.

Human Satellites

After more than four years in the design definition stage, in February 1980 NASA awarded the 26.7 million MMU fabrication contract to Martin Marietta. The first two operational flight units, valued at around ten million dollars apiece, arrived at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, in September 1983 to support astronaut training. Two months later, they were installed aboard Challenger. Each weighing 140 kg, they were painted white to achieve adequate thermal control in the harsh environment of low-Earth orbit and were fitted with electrical heaters to keep their components above minimum temperature levels.

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Individual weights, it may be true that the survival of the lighter weight species depends more on their larger population than on their smaller body weights. I doubt that we will ever know the details of why certain species survived, and others went extinct, and it may even be a mistake to try to identify the difference between the two kinds. To me, that could be like trying to find out in what significant way two neighbors in California differ, that explains why one of them won 4 million dollars in the state lottery, while the other got nothing.

NASA Lifting Bodies

The M2-F2 in Fig. 1.15 was much heavier than the M2-F1. Like the Bell X-1 (and all subsequent lifting bodies), it was powered by an XLR-11 rocket engine. It was built by Northrup, and a series of drop and glide flights was conducted from beneath the same B-52 that had been used in the X-15 program. The M2-F2 had only two vertical tail fins, and was therefore prone to lateral instability. It was difficult to steer. On its 16th glide test, on May 10, 1967, pilot Bruce Peterson crashed on the dry lakebed and was severely injured. Footage of this crash was later used in the opening sequence of the mid-1970s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man. As a result of this crash, the craft was modified by adding a third vertical stabilizer between the other two, and redesignated the M2-F3 (Figs. 1.14 and 1.16).

Mechanisms

Other mechanisms need to work properly and continuously during the entire mission, such as antenna-pointing mechanisms and the Solar Array Drive Mechanisms that keep the solar arrays aimed at the Sun. These mechanisms require special attention and are therefore rather expensive, in the order of half a million dollars each.

The New Guys Deliver

After their construction, Anik-C 1 and C2 were placed into storage until suitable dates could be established to launch them both. By coincidence, Anik-C3's completion occurred at the same time as Telesat's first contracted flight opportunity on the Shuttle, so it was decided to take it straight from the factory to the launch pad. Anik-C3 thus rode aboard Columbia on STS-5 in November 1982 - the first 'commercial' Shuttle mission - followed by Anik-C2 on Crippen's flight and Anik-Cl aboard the orbiter Discovery in the spring of 1985. Telesat reportedly paid NASA somewhere between nine and ten million dollars to launch Anik-C2 alone.

Funtime

Admittedly, the reusable spacecraft was far from achieving NASA's vision of a flight every fortnight - a rate which presumed a six- or seven-strong fleet of orbiters, rather than the four ultimately built - but it was certainly beginning to prove its commercial worth. Tucked into the Shuttle's payload bay for the planned five-day flight was an Indian communications satellite called Insat-IB, which had netted the agency four million dollars in fees and which Gardner and Bluford would deploy a few hours after lift-off. Unfortunately, another major cargo element - the second Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, known as 'TDRS-B' - had already been deleted from STS-8's roster following the embarrassing Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) booster failure in April 1983.

Hazardous Hydrazine

Obviously, for the sake of maximum data return from SIR-B, it was hoped that the second option could be averted. Moreover, if the antenna could not be retracted at all, the crew would be forced to jettison it overboard in order to close the payload bay doors for re-entry. That, said Leestma, was equally unthinkable. The Ku-band assembly and digital avionics was worth a million dollars, he said, so it would have been a very big loss to the programme if we had to jettison it.

Space Weather

Even back in the 1840s, when telegraph lines were first deployed, operators noticed extra current whenever overhead auroras signaled the presence of an intense geomagnetic storm. And about a century and a half later, on 13 March 1989, a particularly severe geomagnetic storm, produced by a coronal mass ejection, plunged virtually all of the Canadian province of Quebec into complete darkness without warning and within a few seconds. Six million customers were without electricity for over nine hours, in the middle of a frigid winter night, costing around 500 million dollars counting losses only from unserved demand, tte disturbed magnetic fields induced electric currents in the Earth's surface, which in turn created voltage surges on the long-distance power lines, blowing circuit breakers, overheating or melting the windings of transformers, and causing the massive electrical failure.

Acknowledgements

This book would not have been possible without the assistance of a number of individuals far more knowledgeable than I on the intricacies of the Solid Rocket Boosters, Shuttle main engines, External Tank fuelling procedures, crew training activities and, of course, the operation of the orbiter's multi-million-dollar toilet. I must thank the ever-patient Clive Horwood of Praxis for his support and advice, David Harland for reviewing each chapter, pointing out my mistakes and sharpening up the text, and to the project's copy editor, Alex Whyte.

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