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15 Minute Reads: Fun Facts About the Moon
By James Mascia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
15 Minute Reads are designed to help children do a little bit reading everyday. Learn a little bit about the Earth's Moon as you explore some fun facts about it. How was the Moon created? There are several theories. How many people have been to the Moon? Not that many. Why does the Moon change every day? These questions and others are answered within.
NASA Mishap Board Report on Serious Spacesuit Anomaly July 2013 ISS Space Station EVA EMU Suit Helmet Water Intrusion - Threatened Astronaut Luca Parmitano with Drowning
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the NASA Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) report released to the public in February 2014 about the serious problem encountered with a spacesuit during a space station spacewalk in July 2013.
If the Earth Suddenly Stopped Spinning
By Ian Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Imagine if the earth could suddenly stop spinning. What would happen to Humanity? How would we cope with both the cataclysmic event and the subsequent conditions afterwords. In this premise, Ian investigates the effects of a slow halt, and a far more sudden one. Would mankind survive such a devastation? More to the point, would we want to? Conjecture and facts collide in this fascinating work.
What Are The Threats To Earth From Space?
By Philip Browne
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
We know that the Big Bang of 13 billion years ago saw the birth of the sun and many other planets. It just took an instant for the birth of the universe and the universe has been growing or expanding at the speed of light ever since. There are 100 billion galaxies within the universe and our galaxy is just one of them with over 100 billion stars.
The Solar System Lesson Plan Workbook K-5
By Laura K Marshall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Curricula
Discover why Pluto is no longer a planet and other interesting information about our solar system. This workbook is for K-5 and contains facts about the planets, moons in the solar system, the moon landing, other objects that live in our solar system and exploring space. Engage your students in creative thinking with the writing exercises and fact finding.
Out There - A Small Guide To A Big Universe
By Joe Latrell
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Space is a really big place. The Earth, the Sun, and all the other planets live in a relatively quiet corner of an average sized Galaxy in a pretty nice cosmic neighborhood. There is plenty of space, lush nebulae and families of stars that pretty much keep to themselves. It's a great place to be. It's Only An Hour Away By Car - Let's Go Exploring
Radio Aurora Detector
By Neil MacRae
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / Circuits / Integrated
An aurora detector is a device that detects when auroras are going to occur. An aurora is caused due to various elements and factors that are later discussed between our Earth and the Sun, and only happen in the Polar Regions on Earth. An aurora can cause havoc and lead to the loss of radio signals, telephone network, and electrical power in Polar Regions on Earth.
Dune Science Fiction and Santa Rosa Authors
By Penelope Chee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Frank Herbert edited our daily newspaper known as The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa has Dune Beach and Dunes in Bodega Bay. Locals say Frank Herbert spent time studying the dunes all the way up to Oregon at the Dunes park along the beach. Frank Herbert wrote the science fiction novels Dune. Santa Rosa has influenced many artists, especially authors. Santa Rosa has more inspiration than Silicon Valley
Space Tourism: How It Can Change Humanity
By Zhanna Hamilton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Have you ever wondered how humans will colonize space? This book addresses the major players in the private space industry, NASA’s role in privatized space tourism, how the general population will be able to travel to space sooner and what we can do to achieve a more forward-thinking society.
Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense
By Andrew Rader
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The timeline for a Mission to Mars is still over 20 years off, but it doesn't have to be. This book demonstrates why we should go to Mars, and why when we do going one-way - not to die, but to live - actually makes a lot of sense. Accessible to a non-technical audience, 'Leaving Earth' is fast-paced, and full of fascinating scientific, historical, and personal stories. On to Mars!
Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense
By Andrew Rader
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,230. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
We are now at the cusp of settling other worlds, but the timeline for a Mission to Mars is still over 20 years off. But it doesn't have to be. This book demonstrates why we should go to Mars, and why when we do going one-way - not to die, but to live - actually makes a lot of sense.
Something Not Nothing
By Gens Kohl
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Gens Kohl explores the leading edge of big physical and mathematical concepts, peeking under the covers of the very structure of reality. This journey requires an open mind, as intuition, time, logic and even meaning itself break down in realms that are far removed from the savannah we evolved to understand.
NASA Post-Apollo Lunar Exploration Plans: Moonlab Study - Semi-Permanent Lunar Surface Observatory Concept, Personnel, Life Support, Lunar Farm, Moon Base Layout and Design
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,620. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This fascinating 1968 report describes the results of a study of a semi-permanent lunar surface observatory, called Moonlab. Many unusual aspects of a moonbase are explored.
Before Apollo: Project Horizon - 1959 Army Proposal to Build a Lunar Outpost, Manned Military Base on the Moon, Saturn Rockets, Moon Suits, Operations, Launch Site Plans, Life Support
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This fascinating 1959 report from the U.S. Army describes an unapproved plan for building a large manned military base on the moon in the 1960s. The document - in two volumes - provides many details of the plan, including launch and rocket plans and information about the base, life support, moon suits, and much more.
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
By Progressive Management
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.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo Meteoroid Shielding Design and Analysis at the Manned Spacecraft Center
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Apollo program drove the development of spacecraft meteoroid protection in the U.S. and provided the core technology used on succeeding space programs. The uncertain likelihood of a mission-ending collision with a meteoroid and the unknown consequences of a collision with particles at the very large speeds typical of meteoroids made it crucial to better understand the risk of meteoroid impact.
NASA Space Technology Report - Zero G and Other Microgravity Simulations, Human Health and Performance, Experiments including Frying an Egg in Space
By Progressive Management
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This document represents a summary of medical and scientific evaluations conducted on board the Zero G and other NASA sponsored aircraft from June 2011 to June 2012. A general overview of investigations manifested and coordinated by the Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division is included.
NASA Space Technology Reports - Astronaut Health and Medical Issues, Long-Duration Mission Countermeasures, Cancer, Mental Health, Dental, Injuries and Illness, Training, Carbon Dioxide
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Twelve NASA research papers provide unique and up-to-date information about space medicine issues that face astronauts on long-duration missions.
NASA Space Technology Report - Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) 2009: A 14-Day Evaluation of the Space Exploration Vehicle Prototype in a Lunar Analog Environment
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) concept is an integral part of NASA's plans for future human space exploration. Each SEV includes a small pressurized cabin to safely sustain two crewmembers for 14 to 28 days.
NASA Space Technology Report - Antarctic Exploration Parallels for Future Human Planetary Exploration: The Role and Utility of Long Range, Long Duration Traverses
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This report describes a two-day workshop at the NASA Johnson Space Center discussing lessons learned from traverses, driven largely by science objectives, in the Earth's polar regions.