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Wind Tunnels of NASA - History of Their Contribution to Flight Science from the Wright Brothers to the Shuttle, Current NASA Facilities for Aircraft and Spacecraft Tests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,850. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the history and accomplishments of wind tunnels, featuring a reproduction of the NASA history document, Wind Tunnels of NASA, along with a special section outlining some current NASA wind tunnel capabilities.
First Flight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
We boarded the big twin propeller airplane and took our seats. Mom let me sit by the window so I could witness the wonders of flight for the first time. I was a little nervous as the pilot gave the plane full throttle and we started the take off run. I tightly gripped the arm rests; mom noticed and said, “There is nothing to worry about darling, airplanes are very safe.” I thought, “Yeah, right”
Captain Albacore: A 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Who was the mysterious pilot hanging around the flight room. What did he want? No one really knew. Then one day Captain Albacore collapsed. As a fellow pilot, someone was duty bound to visit him in the hospital and I drew the short straw. But I wasn’t prepared for the request he made of me, or how that request would turn out. Read this short, but creepy tale to find out who Captain Albacore is.
West of the Pier - A Murder Mystery
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ruth Whitmore, is savagely stabbed to death leaving a devastated family asking why? Her devoted nephew Kyle, vows to avenge her murder. His fiancée Connie Cane, a former CSI, agrees to study the scattered clues the victim left with Det. Marcello Parada. The trail leads to Kiribati, a small group of islands in the middle of the Pacific where Ruth’s secret life and ultimate betrayal are revealed.
Toward Mach 2: The Douglas D-558 Program - Skystreak and Skyrocket Early Transonic Research Aircraft (NASA SP-4222)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
This official NASA history report - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provides a history of research with the D-558 Skystreak and Skyrocket supersonic airplane at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California.
Danger Zone (Short story)
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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Romance blossoms amidst heart-pounding, adrenaline-kicked action when an Air Force pilot and a Homeland Security specialist meet in the Danger Zone and attempt to stop a terrorist threat at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
A Warbird in the Belly of the Mouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A winner of the Writers of the Future contest in 2007, Warbird follows Nigel, a World War One fighter pilot who has been "time plucked" into the 21st century in order to work as a guide for a reality show about Great War air combat. Nigel has to contend with his feelings about the war, as well as the 21st century tourists he shepherds, each with their own reasons for being there.
Mach 3+: NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research, 1969-1979, Lockheed Blackbird Spyplanes as NASA/USAF Research Platforms (NASA SP-2001-4525)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,810. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » History » American
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provides a fascinating look at NASA's research program using the YF-12.
Rockets and People, Volume III: Hot Days of the Cold War - Memoirs of Russian Space Pioneer Boris Chertok, ICBMs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Gagarin, Vostok and Soyuz, Lunar Landing (NASA SP-2005-4110)
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 310,260. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
In this third volume of the series, Chertok describes the historical launch of the first cosmonaut, Yuriy Gagarin. He also discusses several different aspects of the burgeoning Soviet missile and space programs of the early 1960s, including the development of early ICBMs, reconnaissance satellites, the Cuban missile crisis, the first Soviet communications satellite Molniya-1, and more.
Rockets and People, Volume II: Creating a Rocket Industry - Memoirs of Russian Space Pioneer Boris Chertok, Sputnik, Moon, Mars, Launch Pad Disasters, ICBMs (NASA SP-2005-4110)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 304,560. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Much has been written in the West on the history of the Soviet space program but few Westerners have read direct first-hand accounts of the men and women who were behind the many Russian accomplishments in exploring space. The memoirs of Academician Boris Chertok, translated from the original Russian, fills that gap.