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Iástron
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Series: The Gilaxiad, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 141,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two-hundred years ago the powerful Iástron race disappeared. Fifty years ago it died out completely. Darkness followed. War and death and suffering, born of prejudice and fear, fills the Four Systems. Crilshar’s power grows. The Systemal Alignment trembles. Titan, the only force able to fight back, has never been weaker.
Contested Ground: The Historical Debate Over NASA's Mission - From Sputnik to the Apollo Moon Landing, Space Shuttle and Space Station Decisions, Commercial Space
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 198,100. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This book will examine the changing views of NASA's mission(s) held by government officials over the years. Drawing upon relevant concepts in political science and public administration, it will attempt to account for the shifts in space policy, by describing the political, economic, and technical factors that helped bring them about.
Boomerang World
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tom Carter wants to go home. He's a 25th century American space jockey stranded millions of light years from home, and he's sick of aliens--slimy aliens, double-crossing aliens, aliens who leave you to certain doom, and aliens just in general. Rescuing a beautiful alien princess on Boomerang World might just provide a way home - or lead to interstellar war and true love.
Pursuit of Power: NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory (PSL) No. 1 and 2 - NACA, Aircraft Engine Research, Cold War Research, Nuclear Navaho, Rockets, Missiles, RL-10 Hydrogen Engine, Supersonic
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the official history of an important NACA/NASA propulsion research facility located in Ohio, which began operations in 1952 and was demolished in 2009. By the late 1950s, Pratt & Whitney, Wright Aeronautical, and the U.S. Air Force began building their own propulsion labs and altitude facilities.
Dedlock
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 139,480. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the second part of the Draca Saga series, a death comes as a shock to Karunel Cynecylnn and his friends. As he continues his exile, Karunel learns more family secrets. New allies and enemies come and go but are they all they appear to be. A step closer to defeating his grandfather is what he needs. fortunately for the blue elf, his friends are on a quest of their own through help from the past.
Jethabel
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Series: Leviathan, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,680. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Book 1 of the Leviathan series. Captain David Arman is worried. The fleet is falling back (again) and leaving Sheraton port to the hands of the Tren armada. To salvage his reputation he needs to go down fighting, but his orders are to take as many refugees as will fit on board and run. He will find himself questioning his loyalties and struggling to stay alive.
The Vanguard Satellite Launching Vehicle, An Engineering Summary - Details of America's Early Rocket for the First Satellites, Program History, Vehicle Design
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the official comprehensive technical report on the historic Vanguard satellite rocket. Project Vanguard was conceived in 1955 for the purpose of establishing a scientific satellite in orbit about the earth during the International Geophysical Year (July 1957 to December 1958).
NASA Space Technology Report: GPS Lessons Learned from the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle and X-38, Software, INS Integration
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,690. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This document is a collection of writings concerning the application of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle, and X-38 vehicles. An overview of how GPS technology was applied is given for each vehicle, including rationale behind the integration architecture, and rationale governing the use (or non-use) of GPS data during flight.
NASA Space Technology Report: EVA Radio - Desert Research and Technology Studies DRATS 2011 Report, Analog Testing of Technologies for Human Space Exploration
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,050. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This report describes the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Dual-Band Radio Communication System which was demonstrated during the 2011 outing. The EVA radio system is designed to transport both voice and telemetry data through a mobile ad hoc wireless network and employs a dual-band radio configuration.
Lacuna
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Series: Lacuna, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
"Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology." It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again.