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By R. Mike Mullane

ISBN-10: 0471154040

ISBN-13: 9780471154044

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Stride with the Somebody call Not tell him a chance. to wait while We never broke and simultaneously troubleshot the problem. grabbed the malfunction Somebody checklist. punched up the correct display on the computer screen. Somebody floated to the panel that controlled the failing system. And throughout this response, the microphone was passed around and around while we all said, "Yes, Mr. President" and "Thank you, Mr. President" and "Everything is going great, Mr. " The problem turned out to be very minor.

If the payload bay launch and landing doors fail flight engineer. to close). a lot of good-natured joking between the commanand the MSs. Generally, MSs think of themselves as the brains behind the mission and the two front-seaters as trained monkeys. Of course, the commanders and pilots joke There is ders, pilots, that the mission specialists are space geeks. What are payload Payload They specialists? specialists, are people or PSs, are not career who have unique NASA talents that are astronauts.

NASA prepares astro- nauts for this challenge in the manipulator development facility, up of the shuttle payload bay, tached to the side. left weightless payloads, these to prepare for Do astronauts A centrifuge rides MDF. It's a full-scale mockat- Giant, helium-filled balloons simulate and astronauts practice raising and lowering robot arm operations in orbit. train for mission g-forces in a centrifuge? is a spinning a higher g-force at den or with a simulated robot arm its arm end. that uses centrifugal force to create Some readers might have actually rid- something similar to a centrifuge, because some carnival have spinning chambers that use centrifugal force to pin you in Space and Launch Operations Shuttle Pre-Mission to the wall while the floor is moved from under your ^^J feet.

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