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Starfarer: Rendezvous with Destiny
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When a colossal starship jumps off course, the technology that allows it to travel the cosmos is at stake. In the wrong hands, this technology to instantaneously travel between planets could upset humanity's tenuous political balance. Factions will vie to recover this technology, but the device they seek has its own secrets, ones that will forever change humanity's understanding of the universe.
Atmosphere of Freedom: 70 Years at the NASA Ames Research Center - Pioneer, Galileo Jupiter Probe, Kepler, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Planetary Sciences, Space Life Sciences, plus 2012 ASAP Annual Report
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's Ames Research Center in California. This 70th anniversary edition begins with a history of the Center from the perspective of the Center directors— there have been ten since 1958.
Racing Dragons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,300. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Racing Dragons is a satirical look at the future of space travel, technology and genetic engineering. This laugh-out-loud adventure sees cutthroat battles with salvage pirates, incredible action in the dragon arena, and the opening salvo to interplanetary war. This is a must for any fan of independent author science fiction, and has received outstanding reviews.
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).