Books tagged: jpl

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Harmony's Passing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,230. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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While the Earth wonders at the spectacular aurora that suddenly appears, a single physicist struggles to understand why every satellite in orbit has just moved. Only after exhausting work does he realize; he has witnessed a wandering black hole, it could undo the very structure of the Solar System itself. But when? What damage will it do before it meets its own end?
William H. Pickering: America's Deep Space Pioneer - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Leader, Explorer 1, Ranger and Surveyor Lunar Missions for Apollo Preparation, Mars and Venus Probes (NASA SP-2008-4113)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - tells the amazing story of the life and work of Dr. William H. Pickering, leader of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force - 1944-1986 - von Karman, Woods Hole, Doolittle, Hap Arnold, Stever, Schriever, Forecast Project
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Harnessing the Genie describes and analyzes the methodologies and conclusions of the five main science and technology forecasts undertaken by the Air Force since before its birth as an independent service. Hopefully, this work will provide useful background as the Air Force grapples with the technological demands of national security in the 21st century.
The Saudi Asteroid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,080. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This novel describes Russia’s attempt to highjack the asteroid Apophis, now heading for a close approach to Earth in 2029. Russia’s attempts to redirect Apophis to impact the oil fields of Saudi Arabia in order to destroy that country’s oil fields and halt the devastating drop in the world market price of oil. Russia’s plan is thwarted by the efforts of a U.S. Navy Delta Force team.