• Erik Seedhouse

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 208-245

About this book


This book puts the reader in the flight suit of Britain’s first male astronaut, Tim Peake. It chronicles his life, along with the Principia mission and the down-to-the-last-bolt descriptions of life aboard the ISS, by way of the hurdles placed by the British government and the rigors of training at Russia’s Star City military base. In addition, this book discusses the learning curves required in astronaut and mission training and the complexity of the technologies required to launch an astronaut and keep them alive for months on end. This book underscores the fact that technology and training, unlike space, do not exist in a vacuum; complex technical systems, like the ISS, interact with the variables of human personality, and the cultural background of the astronauts. 


Timothy Peake Principia mission ESA's human spaceflight programme Manned spaceflight in the UK Russia's Star City military base Soyuz docks with the ISS Peake aboard the ISS Tim Peake's EVA

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
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  1. 1.Assistant Professor, Commercial Space OperationsEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57906-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57907-8
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