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Dirigiplane: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
An airship airplane hybrid design that transforms in flight by deflation/inflation. A target speed of 300 knots (320 for brief periods) and the typical airship cruise speed of 85 knots for maximum velocity is the goal. It is a compromise between speed and lift.
Warp Factor 10: Travel Faster than Light
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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This short technical paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of “hops."
A Vehicle for Time Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical note describes an approximate mathematical solution for Time Travel involving relativity and very brief time intervals. Basic configuration for a vehicle is shown. This paper will only be meaningful to those with a background in calculus, physics, and/or engineering. Each reader must comprehend that our universe blinks off and on, more than 1 trillion times each second.
Miscellany 51: Apparent Wind Speed and True Wind Speed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This article describes the mathematical relationship of apparent wind speed and true wind speed, for a sailboat.
Superluminal: Traveling Faster than Light
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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This short paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of “hops."
How to Travel Faster than Light
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Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of “hops."
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: NASA Recommendations to Space-Faring Entities - How to Protect and Preserve the Historic and Scientific Value of U.S. Government Lunar Artifacts
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
NASA recognizes the steadily increasing technical capabilities of space-faring commercial entities and nations throughout the world and further recognizes that many are on the verge of landing spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
Army Research Laboratory Technical Report: A Summary of Visual Gaze and Dwell Times for Army Pilots During Mission Simulations (ARL-TR-5900) Army Aviation Simulators
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This report summarizes pilot (PI) visual gaze and dwell times obtained during operational missions conducted with seven engineering simulators.
The Air University Pantheon of Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power Thinkers - Wright Brothers, Billy Mitchell, Robert Goddard, Hap Arnold, Claire Chennault, Theodore von Karman, and Others
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This compendium offers a broad sweep of some of our service's most remarkable and memorable figures in the context of an evolving center for airpower education.
Space Shuttle Program History: Historical Documentation about the Jake Garn Mission Simulator And Training Facility, Building Five at the Johnson Space Center
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This NASA document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provides a survey of the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility (Building 5) at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
NASA's Nuclear Frontier: The Plum Brook Reactor Facility - Research into Nuclear Propulsion for Rockets and Aircraft
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provides a fascinating history of NASA's nuclear research on propulsion at the Plum Brook reactor facility in Sandusky, Ohio.
NASA Space Technology Report: Low Cost Robotic Lunar Lander (COMPASS Final Report), Launch Options including SpaceX, Subsystems, Costs and Risks
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The goal of this COllaborative Modeling for the Parametric Assessment of Space Systems (COMPASS) session was to use Total Low Cost as the objective function, and design a Robotic Lunar Lander to deliver an unspecified payload (greater than zero) to the lunar surface for the lowest cost. The spacecraft designed as the baseline out of this study was a solar powered robotic lander.
Orion: America's Next Generation Spacecraft - A Look at the Design, Development, and Testing of NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for Deep-Space Manned Exploration Flights
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This NASA publication provides a concise overview of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle project. As the flagship of our nation's next-generation space fleet, Orion will push the envelope of human spaceflight.
Photonic Travel: Riding on a Beam of Light
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical paper describes the technology that will be used to colonize distant planets in other solar systems. It is the most efficient form of transportation that is possible utilizing physical matter. A 5 watt laser pulse can be used to "push" a vehicle from Earth to Mars in about 12 minutes, at the speed of light. Suggestions for further research are made.
Tolerating High G: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Offers a contraption to mitigate g-forces in flight. Proposes new fighter techniques in conjunction with contraption. Opens up high g-force space transport to enhance man's space age capabilities.
The 1,000 Year Old Flying Machines of Pre-Modern Columbia, South America
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Popular culture
Ancient Alien Theorist's wild belief that a three inch gold trinket represents a larger exotic flying machine...designed by Extraterrestrials!
The Lost Technological Chronicles Of Nimrod
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
What was Nimrod building in the Bible as mentioned in the book of Genesis? Richard Henry explores the possibility that the Tower Of Babel may have been advanced technology. Western society is not even close to being the most advanced civilization that has existed on this planet as ancient societies matched and exceeded our modern level of technology.
The Use of Time-Forwarding to Place Satellites in Orbit
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Satellites are becoming smaller and less expensive, mostly due to the advances in electronics, while the launch costs remain prohibitive for mass commercial use. Launch costs for a typical telecommunications satellite are around $120MM USD. This short technical paper proposes a method for placing a 500 kg (1100 lb) satellite in orbit for about $2 USD. The math calculation is provided.
How Not to Register an ELT & Avoiding a Registration Mess
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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Excluding the excerpts, the combined length of articles is 7,900 words. The companion articles, "How Not to Register an ELT" and "Avoiding a Registration Mess", Rev. 3 are for anyone in aviation who has to register an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) with NOAA or has a part in the process.
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This document describes a concept of operations (ConOps) for a habitat element to be used by human crews on future deep space missions; that is, missions well beyond the low Earth orbit of Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions of the past few decades.