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"We Freeze to Please" - A History of NASA's Icing Research Tunnel and the Quest for Flight Safety (NASA SP-2002-4226)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a comprehensive account of NASA research on aircraft icing, a major threat to air safety.
Human Space Flight Industrial Base in the Post-Space Shuttle/Constellation Environment - Industry Viability, NASA-Dependent HSF Suppliers, Sustainable HSF Supply Chain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,270. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This final report will benefit NASA and other USG agencies that are involved in space activities, as well as the corresponding U.S. space industrial base community.
NASA Space Technology Report - Zero G and Other Microgravity Simulations, Human Health and Performance, Experiments including Frying an Egg in Space
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This document represents a summary of medical and scientific evaluations conducted on board the Zero G and other NASA sponsored aircraft from June 2011 to June 2012. A general overview of investigations manifested and coordinated by the Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division is included.
Wernher von Braun's 1969 Manned Mars Mission Plans after Apollo and the Boeing 1968 Integrated Manned Interplanetary Nuclear Spacecraft Concept Definition Study
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
With the success of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, Wernher von Braun presented an ambitious plan for manned missions to Mars as soon as the 1980s to the Space Task Group for consideration by President Richard Nixon as the next step in America's space program.
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.
The Dark of the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,780. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
“The Dark of the Moon” is a collection of five hard science fiction short stories and three supporting science essays. It is volume one in a series of e-books called “Hard Squared Science Fiction” that intentionally set out to provide the vision people need to solve the great problems of the 21st century.
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.
Before Apollo: Project Horizon - 1959 Army Proposal to Build a Lunar Outpost, Manned Military Base on the Moon, Saturn Rockets, Moon Suits, Operations, Launch Site Plans, Life Support
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This fascinating 1959 report from the U.S. Army describes an unapproved plan for building a large manned military base on the moon in the 1960s. The document - in two volumes - provides many details of the plan, including launch and rocket plans and information about the base, life support, moon suits, and much more.
Something Not Nothing
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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Gens Kohl explores the leading edge of big physical and mathematical concepts, peeking under the covers of the very structure of reality. This journey requires an open mind, as intuition, time, logic and even meaning itself break down in realms that are far removed from the savannah we evolved to understand.
Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering Case Study - Technical Information and Program History of America's NAVSTAR Navigation Satellites
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the Global Positioning System (GPS). It is a satellite-based radio navigation system.
Gemini Program Mission Report: Gemini 12 - November 1966, Astronauts Lovell and Aldrin, Complete Details of the Spacecraft, Mission Operations, Experiments, EVA, Spacewalk, Agena Target Docking
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This official NASA internal program document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - is a comprehensive account of Gemini 12, the final mission of Project Gemini, the two-man orbital capsule that pioneered rendezvous and docking techniques used in the Apollo lunar landing missions.
Space Tourism: How It Can Change Humanity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
Have you ever wondered how humans will colonize space? This book addresses the major players in the private space industry, NASA’s role in privatized space tourism, how the general population will be able to travel to space sooner and what we can do to achieve a more forward-thinking society.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: NASA Recommendations to Space-Faring Entities - How to Protect and Preserve the Historic and Scientific Value of U.S. Government Lunar Artifacts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
NASA recognizes the steadily increasing technical capabilities of space-faring commercial entities and nations throughout the world and further recognizes that many are on the verge of landing spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Space Travel with Constant Acceleration – The Nonrelativistic Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This article explains basic calculations related to constant acceleration. It should be of interest to science fiction writers who want to make their stories realistic, and to anyone interested in space travel, real or fictional. The number of scary looking equations is kept to a necessary minimum. I just give you the equations you need, with no calculus or vectors required. (online version bad)
If the World Suddenly Stopped Spinning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Imagine if our world could suddenly stop spinning. What would happen to Humanity? How would we cope with both the cataclysmic event and the subsequent conditions afterwords. In this premise, Ian investigates the effects of a slow halt, and a far more sudden one. Would mankind survive such a devastation? More to the point, would we want to? Conjecture and facts collide in this fascinating work.
Kepler's Law
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
This paper explains why solar systems and galaxies appear to obey different laws of motion.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: On The Moon With Apollo 16 - A Guidebook to the Descartes Region
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is the second in a series of three pre-flight guidebooks to Apollo lunar landing missions written for the public. (Similar books were made for Apollo 15 and Apollo 17.)
The Sun, the Earth, and Near-Earth Space: A Guide to the Sun-Earth System - Comprehensive Information on the Effects of Space Weather on Human Life, Climate, Spacecraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This beautifully written work by one of America's top solar experts provides an easy-to-read yet thorough guide to our Sun and its impact on planet Earth. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in the Sun and space weather.
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.
Asteroid, Comet, and Near Earth Object (NEO) Encyclopedia: Sweeping Coverage of Impact Threats, Spacecraft Research, Detection, Deflection, Mitigation, Tunguska, Chelyabinsk, Planetary Defense, PHAs
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 370,820. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Discover all aspects of asteroids, comets, near earth objects (NEOs), and their impact threat to Earth in this massive, authoritative compilation of up-to-date official documents from NASA and other federal sources.