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Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program - Volume VII: Human Spaceflight: Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo - Political and Engineering Insights
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 361,210. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this phenomenal collection of over 150 fascinating documents provides unique political and engineering insights into the pathfinding days of American manned spaceflight, with coverage of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
The Spoken Word III: Recollections of Dryden's History - The Space Shuttle Years - Oral Histories from Major NASA Figures including Gordon Fullerton, Joseph Engle, Kenneth Szalai
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 105,750. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is the third in a series of oral histories about NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
The Orthogonal Galaxy
Series: The Galaxy Series. Price: Free! Words: 134,260. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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In this near future sci-fi, a college professor's dream of discovering a parallel Earth is in jeopardy when an astronomical phenomenon sends a trio of research students scrambling to unravel its mystery. Their only hope to answer all of its questions lies in a pair of unlikely astronauts who risk everything to learn more about the galaxy in which they live.
Asteroid
Series: Tales of Solus Station. Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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Interstellar astronaut Helene Kirsch surveyed asteroids for a privately funded research station in an outlying star system. Overworked and underpaid, she flew through the belt until her ship's scanning equipment met a rocky mass with high interference. If her intuition was correct, good things would follow and Hammond could deliver a steady paycheck for once.
But for the Grace of God
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,210. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The amazing memoir of astronaut Bill Pogue, long-time holder of the world record for most days in space.
Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station (ISS) Until 2024 - Overly Optimistic Cost Projections, Technical Risks and Issues, Human Health Issues, Cargo Transport, Solar Panels
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about the challenges facing NASA as it hopes to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Lunar Module Touchdown Dynamics, An Analysis and a Historical Review of the Apollo Program
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
The primary objective of this paper is to present an analysis and a historical review of the Apollo Lunar Module landing dynamics from the standpoint of touchdown dynamic stability, landing system energy absorption performance, and evaluation of the first-order terms of lunar soil mechanical properties at the Apollo 11 landing site.
NASA Space Technology Report: The Antarctic Search for Meteorites - A Model for Deep Space Exploration, An Astronaut's Report Comparing ANSMET to Space Flight, Recommendations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,400. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) is an annual expedition to the southern continent to collect meteorites. In addition to its goal of gathering extraterrestrial material, it is a realistic model for human space flight.
Space Shuttle Program History: Historical Documentation about the Jake Garn Mission Simulator And Training Facility, Building Five at the Johnson Space Center
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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.
Skylab Extravehicular Activity Development Report: How NASA Concepts for Skylab Spacewalks Evolved During the Development of the Space Station Program
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,240. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This official NASA internal document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provides an interesting account of the development of spacewalking concepts for the Skylab space station program.