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Chang-Díaz, Franklin R. 1950-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 1,033 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Juvenile works  Literature  Drama  Science fiction films  Documentary-style films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction  Voyages, Imaginary  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Performer, Dedicatee
Classifications: E184.S75, 920.009268
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Franklin R Chang-Díaz
To Mars and beyond, fast! : how plasma propulsion will revolutionize space exploration by Erik Seedhouse( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in space transportation, this book is an in-depth and compelling story co-written by its inventor. It traces the riveting history of the development of the VASIMR engine. This landmark technology is grounded in concepts of advanced plasma physics. It cross-pollinates ideas and disciplines to offer a new, practical, and sustainable solution for in-space transportation beyond low Earth orbit in the decades to come. Invented by the co-holder of the world's spaceflight record, astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, the VASIMR engine is developed by Ad Astra Rocket Company in its Texas facilities with NASA as part of the NextSTEP VASIMR partnership. With adequate funding, the first spaceflight of the VASIMR engine is imminent. Plasma rockets feature exhaust velocities far above those achievable by conventional chemical rockets. The VASIMR engine is the most advanced high-power plasma propulsion system operating in the world today and it may place long, fast interplanetary journeys withinour reach in the near future
Werner Herzog's The wild blue yonder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog comes an inspired vision: As humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly uninhabitable earth. Brad Dourif's performance as an alien interviewing real-life respected scientists, is followed by a personal plea to save our planet
Rapid Mars transits with exhaust-modulated plasma propulsion by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space transportation system and its impact on Latin American development by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild blue yonder by Werner Herzog( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science-fiction fantasy film with a serious message from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog: As humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly uninhabitable earth. Herzog worked with NASA and musician/photographer Henry Kaiser to create incredible documentary images from outer space and beneath the Antarctic Ocean, and combined these with Brad Dourif's performance as an alien interviewing real-life respected scientists -- culminating in a personal plea to save our planet
Los primeros años : mis primeras aventuras en el Planeta Tierra by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the earth : my memories of EARTH University's history by José A Zaglul( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty weekend( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short biographical pieces on 12 Medal of Liberty winners. Narrated by Ted Koppel
Abheben und Abstürzen 11, The wild blue yonder by Werner Herzog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science-fiction fantasy film with a serious message from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog: As humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly uninhabitable earth. Herzog worked with NASA and musician/photographer Henry Kaiser to create incredible documentary images from outer space and beneath the Antarctic Ocean, and combined these with Brad Dourif's performance as an alien interviewing real-life respected scientists -- culminating in a personal plea to save our planet
Neutral hydrogen density measurements in TMSPP by X. Z Yao( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propulsion research on the variable lsp tandem mirror plasma rocket : final report by T. F Yang( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El informe de los notables : informe final de carácter general no vinculante al presidente de la república sobre el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Estados Unidos de América, 16 de setiembre de 2005, San José, Costa Rica by Alvar Antillón Salazar( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The official report by Costa Rica's "Comisión de Notables", a five-member group appointed to study and report to the president on the potential impact of the free trade agreement on the nation's economy and society
A flight demonstration of plasma rocket propulsion by Andrew Petro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accuracy improvement in magnetic field modeling for an axisymmetric electromagnet by Andrew V Ilin( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines the accuracy and calculation speed for the magnetic field computation in an axisymmetric electromagnet. Different numerical techniques, based on an adaptive nonuniform grid, high order finite difference approximations and semi-analitical calculation of boundary conditions are considered. These techniques are being applied to the modeling of the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket. For high-accuracy calculations, a fourth-order scheme offers dramatic advantages over a second-order scheme. For complex physical configurations of interest in plasma propulsion, a second-order scheme with nonuniform mesh gives the best results. Also, the relative advantages of various methods are described when the speed of computation is an important consideration
Mapping a path to the Solar System and beyond by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Final technical report on propulsion research of the hybrid plume rocket : for the period September 1, 1988-August 31, 1989 by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NASA space program and its impact on developing nations by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The VASIMR rocket by Franklin R Chang-Díaz( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Should the search for life be the primary goal of space exploration in the 21st century?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discusses the future of space exploration, with a special emphasis on the role that the search for life can or should play in this endeavor. Discussion draws heavily upon the lessons learned since the launch of Sputnik, 43 years ago to the day of this presentation
[Lift-off of orbiter missile from Cape Canaveral]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Chang, Franklin 1950-

Díaz, Franklin R. Chang- 1950-

Franclinus Chang-Díaz

Franklin Chang Díaz americký astronaut

Franklin Chang Díaz Amerikaans natuurkundige

Franklin Chang Díaz amerikansk fysikar, astronaut og ingeniør

Franklin Chang-Díaz amerikansk fysiker, astronaut og ingeniør

Franklin Chang-Díaz amerykański astronauta

Franklin Chang-Diaz astronauta e fisico statunitense

Franklin Chang-Díaz Astronauta estadounidense.

Franklin Chang-Díaz astronauta y físico costarricense nacionalizado estadounidense

Franklin R. Chang-Diaz

Franklin R. Chang-Diaz amerikansk fysiker, astronaut och ingenjör

Franklin R. Chang-Diaz physicien et astronaute costaricien-américain

Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz spásaire Meiriceánach

Franklin Ramon Chang-Diaz US-amerikanischer Astronaut

Франклин Чанг-Диас

Франклін Чанг-Діас

Чанг-Диас, Франклин

فرانكلين تشانغ دياز رائد فضاء أمريكي

فرانکلین چانگ دیاز فیزیک‌دان، فضانورد، و مهندس آمریکایی

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フランクリン・チャン・ディアス アメリカ合衆国の宇宙飛行士

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