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White Pine
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As his world and plans disintegrate, will the north woods be enough to heal one man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
Ignition
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,920. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In this high-tech action adventure from Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason, terrorists seize control of the Kennedy Space Center and hold the shuttle Atlantis and its crew hostage on the launchpad. Anderson and Beason have packed Ignition with insider information to create an extremely plausible, action-packed thriller.
Godspeed (Short Story)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
When Air Force One sends a mayday call, President John Glenn has only moments to make a momentous decision: Take the controls and try to save the plane? Or accept the offer to go back, change his life, and try to save the space program? He only has seconds, and lives hang in the balance. What will he choose?
Mary Had a Little Dagnaserub
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A very short children's science fiction story: Seven year old Mary Johnson met up with a little creature that lost his spaceship. She just thought it was a cute little animal she could take home as a secret pet. Secret because grandma doesn't want pets in her house. When she realized who and what he really was she helped him retrieve his ship so he could return to his mother ship.
Final Entry
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Of all the days to have a problem, today was the worst. Of all the problems to have on all of the days, this was the worst. 3000 years, they'd travelled the stars. 3,000 years of searching and archiving, cataloguing every single planet in the entire Universe. Their journey was now over. The day was here when they could, finally return home. But they'd found another planet. Oops...
Mars is a Bummer, Man
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Price: Free! Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Oort: Visitation on Ice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Jacobite comet is coming back after a two hundred year absence. Riding on it should be an antiquated probe. The device was deployed on the comet's last pass, so just like the comet it hasn't been seen for two hundred years. The probe was meant to begin transmitting when it entered the solar system. No signal came. Now two astronauts are going out to intercept the comet and find out why.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Incorporating the historic Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo Command and Service Module. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful CSM is covered. It provides one of the best technical, nuts-and-bolts descriptions of the CSM available.
Space Shuttle NASA Mission Report: STS-1, April 1981 - Young and Crippen Pilot Columbia on the First Space Shuttle Mission - Complete Technical Details of All Aspects of the Historic Flight
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
This is the official final mission report issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center for the flight of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission launched in April 1981 with John Young and Robert Crippen. In addition to technical details, this report includes the report of Young and Crippen on the mission. Over 60 orbiter anomalies are discussed.
Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, 1971-2010
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 295,350. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
The printed version of Wings in Orbit, the official history of the Space Shuttle program, is an essential addition to the library of any spaceflight enthusiast. World Spaceflight News now presents this complementary flowing-text version for e-readers. This excellent NASA document has the dramatic tale of the development and operation of the most complex machine in history.