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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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,190. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
Inner Planets of the Solar System
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science
This 20 page showcases the inner planets of our Solar System. Students will love the 3D clipart and vibrant photographs. The powerpoint covers Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars and includes information about the Earth's Moon. This would a great book for home school students!
The Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident - The Tragedy of Mission 51-L in 1986 - Volume One of the Rogers Commission Report
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,200. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is the main report (Volume One) issued by the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (also known as the Rogers Commission after its chairman, William Rogers). The report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Space Travel with Constant Acceleration – The Nonrelativistic Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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)
Skylab Extravehicular Activity Development Report: How NASA Concepts for Skylab Spacewalks Evolved During the Development of the Space Station Program
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,240. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
Space Tourism: How It Can Change Humanity
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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.
NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) Reports - Research into Polar Water, Dust and Atmosphere, Moon Origin and Evolution, Astrophysics, Training and Outreach
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 82,620. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Three reports provide information on the activities of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), founded in March 2008. The Institute is based on the premise that exploration and planetary science are fundamentally intertwined.
Encyclopedia of NASA Lessons Learned (Part 6): Thousands of Aerospace Technology Engineering Reports, Problems, Accidents, Mishaps, Ideas and Solutions - Space Shuttle, Spacecraft, Rockets, Aircraft
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 221,370. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Discover what NASA has learned during the last few decades of spacecraft and aircraft flight operations and on-the-ground engineering activities! (Part 6 of 6)
Space Shuttle Program History: Historical Documentation about the Jake Garn Mission Simulator And Training Facility, Building Five at the Johnson Space Center
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
The Dark of the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,780. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
“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.
Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station (ISS) Until 2024 - Overly Optimistic Cost Projections, Technical Risks and Issues, Human Health Issues, Cargo Transport, Solar Panels
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about the challenges facing NASA as it hopes to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024.
21st Century Complete Guide to Space Weather: Solar Storms, Impacts on Human Activity, Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, Satellite Sun Observation, Forecasting, Carrington Event
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 302,820. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Uncover the mysteries of space weather and solar activity, and learn about the practical consequences on human activity from astronaut safety to power grid blackouts with this authoritative compilation of up-to-date official documents. The sixteen parts of this massive, thousand-page compilation report on every aspect of the vital role of the sun and space weather.
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
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.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo Meteoroid Shielding Design and Analysis at the Manned Spacecraft Center
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Apollo program drove the development of spacecraft meteoroid protection in the U.S. and provided the core technology used on succeeding space programs. The uncertain likelihood of a mission-ending collision with a meteoroid and the unknown consequences of a collision with particles at the very large speeds typical of meteoroids made it crucial to better understand the risk of meteoroid impact.
Asteroid, Comet, and Near Earth Object (NEO) Encyclopedia: Sweeping Coverage of Impact Threats, Spacecraft Research, Detection, Deflection, Mitigation, Tunguska, Chelyabinsk, Planetary Defense, PHAs
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 370,820. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Saturn V Flight Manual: Astronaut's Guide to the Apollo Moon Rocket, plus Flight Safety Plan and Review of Pogo Problems (Part 2)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Learn about the Saturn V moon rocket with this unique collection of documents, anchored by the illustrated Saturn V Flight Manual, written for the astronauts flying the mammoth Apollo moon rocket.
America's Space Shuttle: Electrical Power System NASA Astronaut Training Manual (EPS 2102)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,660. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This unique and historic document provides extraordinary detail about the Space Shuttle's electrical power system. The official NASA astronaut training manuals comprised a major part of the formal flight crew training process, and were used by flight controllers as well.
NASA Space Technology Report: Low Cost Robotic Lunar Lander (COMPASS Final Report), Launch Options including SpaceX, Subsystems, Costs and Risks
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The goal of this COllaborative Modeling for the Parametric Assessment of Space Systems (COMPASS) session was to use Total Low Cost as the objective function, and design a Robotic Lunar Lander to deliver an unspecified payload (greater than zero) to the lunar surface for the lowest cost. The spacecraft designed as the baseline out of this study was a solar powered robotic lander.
Kepler's Law
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This paper explains why solar systems and galaxies appear to obey different laws of motion.