I am trying to find the book that contains the following chapter: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/cami/library/online_libraries/aerospace_medicine/tutorial/media/III.4.1.1_Space_in_our_lives.pdf

I would appreciate it if someone let's me know the name of the book and the title! Thanks!


Try: Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics, by Jerry Jon Sellers. McGraw-Hill, 2000.

I picked a sentence that seemed sufficiently unique, "The poetic reasons are embodied in the quotation at the beginning of this chapter.", and searched for it in Google Books, and it returned a single hit.

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    $\begingroup$ That's the book! Thanks! $\endgroup$ – dareToDiffer07 Sep 1 '19 at 0:05

It appears to be an online tutorial on the FAA website. Start at the FAA's page Advanced Aerospace Medicine On-line:

The text is divided into three sections. To locate a specific topic click on the section, then the topic, and the material will appear.

click Section III - Space Operations which takes you to:

Advanced Aerospace Medicine On-line

Section III - Space Operations

Click Basic Concepts of Manned Spacecraft Design which takes you to the following list where the first one is your link. I won't take the time to add all the other hyperlinks, but they're there.

Advanced Aerospace Medicine On-line

Section III - Space Operations

Basic Concepts of Manned Spacecraft Design

  • 4.1.1 Space in Our Lives (PDF)
  • 4.1.2 The Space Environment (PDF)
  • 4.1.3 Understanding Orbits (PDF)
  • 4.1.4 Describing Orbits (PDF)
  • 4.1.5 Maneuvering in Space (PDF)
  • 4.1.6 Interplanetary Travel (PDF)
  • 4.1.7 Returning from Space (PDF)
  • 4.2.1 Rockets and Launch Vehicles (PDF)
  • 4.3.1 Space Vehicle Control Systems (PDF)
  • 4.4.1 Environmental Control and Life-Support Subsystems (ECLSS) (PDF)

Some of those, including section 4.1.1 show an interesting name in the browser tab:

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Possible sources?


Canuto, Vittorio and Carlos Chagas. The Impact of Space Exploration on Mankind. Pontificaia Academia Scientiarum, proceedings of a study week held October 1–5, 1984, Ex Aedibus Academicis In Civitate Vaticana, 1986.

Wertz, James R. and Wiley J. Larson. *Space Mission Analysis and Design. Third edition. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

Wilson, Andrew (ed.), Space Directory 1990–91. Jane’s information group. Alexandria, VA, 1990.

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    $\begingroup$ They showed the wrong toilet (p. 4.4.1-448) lol $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Aug 31 '19 at 23:50

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