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NASA's Nuclear Frontier: The Plum Brook Reactor Facility - Research into Nuclear Propulsion for Rockets and Aircraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provides a fascinating history of NASA's nuclear research on propulsion at the Plum Brook reactor facility in Sandusky, Ohio.
NASA Space Technology Report: Low Cost Robotic Lunar Lander (COMPASS Final Report), Launch Options including SpaceX, Subsystems, Costs and Risks
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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.
Orion: America's Next Generation Spacecraft - A Look at the Design, Development, and Testing of NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for Deep-Space Manned Exploration Flights
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This NASA publication provides a concise overview of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle project. As the flagship of our nation's next-generation space fleet, Orion will push the envelope of human spaceflight.
Aeneas And The Sibyl
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Latin, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is the easy to read version of the author's translation of the sixth book of the Aeneid, which describes the Trojan hero Aeneas' voyage to and through the Underworld. Being an adaptation, it is not a literal translation of the Roman poet Vergilius' Latin text. However, in the opinion of the author it does represent the meaning of his text.
We Can Go There: How Did We Miss This?
Price: Free! Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Every mission we've sent into space beyond Earth's orbit has either carried all its fuel with it or received power from a remote source, but both of these methods are extremely inefficient. There is an efficient and effective way to combine fuel-carrying methods and remote power methods, but we aren't using it. This book describes a new way to provide remote fuel with yesterday's technologies.
15 Minute Reads: Fun Facts About the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
15 Minute Reads are designed to help children do a little bit reading everyday. Learn a little bit about the Earth's Moon as you explore some fun facts about it. How was the Moon created? There are several theories. How many people have been to the Moon? Not that many. Why does the Moon change every day? These questions and others are answered within.
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.
What Are The Threats To Earth From Space?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
We know that the Big Bang of 13 billion years ago saw the birth of the sun and many other planets. It just took an instant for the birth of the universe and the universe has been growing or expanding at the speed of light ever since. There are 100 billion galaxies within the universe and our galaxy is just one of them with over 100 billion stars.
The Solar System Lesson Plan Workbook K-5
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Curricula, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Discover why Pluto is no longer a planet and other interesting information about our solar system. This workbook is for K-5 and contains facts about the planets, moons in the solar system, the moon landing, other objects that live in our solar system and exploring space. Engage your students in creative thinking with the writing exercises and fact finding.
Out There - A Small Guide To A Big Universe
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Space is a really big place. The Earth, the Sun, and all the other planets live in a relatively quiet corner of an average sized Galaxy in a pretty nice cosmic neighborhood. There is plenty of space, lush nebulae and families of stars that pretty much keep to themselves. It's a great place to be. It's Only An Hour Away By Car - Let's Go Exploring
Radio Aurora Detector
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / Circuits / Integrated, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
An aurora detector is a device that detects when auroras are going to occur. An aurora is caused due to various elements and factors that are later discussed between our Earth and the Sun, and only happen in the Polar Regions on Earth. An aurora can cause havoc and lead to the loss of radio signals, telephone network, and electrical power in Polar Regions on Earth.
Dune Science Fiction and Santa Rosa Authors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Essay » Technology
Frank Herbert edited our daily newspaper known as The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa has Dune Beach and Dunes in Bodega Bay. Locals say Frank Herbert spent time studying the dunes all the way up to Oregon at the Dunes park along the beach. Frank Herbert wrote the science fiction novels Dune. Santa Rosa has influenced many artists, especially authors. Santa Rosa has more inspiration than Silicon Valley
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.
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This document describes a concept of operations (ConOps) for a habitat element to be used by human crews on future deep space missions; that is, missions well beyond the low Earth orbit of Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions of the past few decades.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo Meteoroid Shielding Design and Analysis at the Manned Spacecraft Center
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
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.
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.
Stars of the Neighborhood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
As you get to know your stellar neighborhood, you will find some bizarre and fascinating stars, planets and other strange things. Each one has its own personality, and we are starting to learn more about them, individually. This short ebook describes the nearby stars, and a few other objects, which will be among the first things we encounter, when we start to explore interstellar space
Exploring Our Solar System
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Our Solar System constitutes of Sun in the centre, and then are the nine planets, more than 60 moons are there, millions of rocky meteors, and billions of frozen comets. Every planet of the solar system lying in its orbit revolves round the sun. A tip of Sun’s rays even can create disaster to an extent of 160 kilometer stretch.
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.
Chase to Space - The Space Race Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Treks into space start in the human heart. Chase to Space is the true story about the race to the moon between the United States and Soviet Republic. The US was significantly behind at the beginning of the Space Race. How did the competition lead to the first lunar landing? Why did the US spend $25 billion on the celestial quest? What new items were invented for space travel? Once the US land