Books tagged: astronauts

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Human Health and Performance Risks of Space Exploration Missions: Evidence Reviewed by the NASA Human Research Program - Radiation and Cancer, Behavioral Health, EVA, Spacesuits (NASA SP-2009-3405)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,830. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This official NASA scientific report - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - discusses the current state of knowledge for many of the important risks to human health on future space exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, examining the evidence gathered by the NASA Human Research Program on manned flights including Apollo and ISS missions.
NASA History Series: The Birth of NASA - The Diary of T. Keith Glennan, The First Years of America's Space Agency, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Saturn, Moon Landing, Communications Satellites (NASA SP-4105)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 218,220. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This official NASA history series document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - contains the journal of NASA's first administrator, T. Keith Glennan, appointed in August 1958. It reveals the inner workings of the agency as it struggled to gain a foothold amid the politics of Washington.
Three Goofy Space Tales
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 163,590. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Space Dreamers - Three young kids join forces with an Alien prince to save his future kingdom and Earth. Space Junk - Three clumsy ex-astronauts save Earth from an Asteroid comprised of space junk. Stowaway Boys - After stowing away on a NASA rocket, two boys save Earth from a threatening Asteroid comprised of space junk.
NASA History Series: "Read You Loud and Clear!" The Story of NASA's Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network (NASA SP-2007-4232) Mercury, Apollo, Shuttle, Ground Stations, TDRSS, Satellites
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,400. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This official NASA history series document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a historical account of the STDN, starting with its formation in the late 1950s to what it is today in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Planet Explorers Space Mountain: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Space Mountain is one of the most famous theme park rides of all time. And with good reason—this super-fun indoor roller coaster lets riders feel as if they're traveling through outer space. This guidebook has a section for each of the five versions of the ride. Check out the pictures, click on the hyperlinked text, and most of all, share all the fun facts about Space Mountain with your family!
An Alien Zoo Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Matt Cady, Mercury astronaut, lives his life expecting the unexpected. But finding himself on display in an alien zoo strains even his ability to adapt to circumstances. At least he has another Earthling for companionship: a retriever named Golden Boy. Now the aliens want more from Cady than to study him under glass–they want his help. And by helping them, Major Cady might even help himself.
Tribute
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Price: Free! Words: 680. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Four astronauts embark on a mysterious mission across the vast deserts of Mars.
Quiet!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's been 40 years since men last visited the moon. Since then it feels like we've abandoned manned space exploration. What if that's not all we abandoned? I've taken some liberties with the Apollo 17 transcripts, but this is fiction, right? "Quiet!" is also available in the collection "Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
Oxygen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 151,940. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and has an uncanny knack for survival. NASA has chosen her to be the fourth crew member on the first manned mission to Mars. Halfway to the Red Planet, an explosion leaves the ship with only enough oxygen for one. Strong evidence suggests that one of the astronauts is the saboteur -- and Valkerie's crewmates think it's her.
The Fifth Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 139,440. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and being pursued by every man on the planet. Literally. The planet in question is Mars, with a total population of four. Days before a giant dust storm is projected to strike their camp, Valkerie is attacked by an unseen assailant. Fortunately, there are only three suspects. Unfortunately, all three of them . . . are innocent.