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NASA's Management of the Mars Science Laboratory Project (MSL): Inspector General Report on Technical and Financial Problems with Mars Exploration Program Rover
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
NASA's Office of Inspector General issued this status report on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) slated for launch in late 2011. The findings indicated that unresolved technical problems and cost issues could delay the launch.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
You set the price! Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
The Being of Sarah
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,290. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Is an exhilarating sci-fi story about a lonely private detective that's hired by a gorgeous woman who takes him on a perilous mindboggling journey that far exceeds his primitive human imagination. Extreme dangers, mysteries, and action filled escapades will keep you enthralled throughout the entire story.
Intrepid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,020. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by SDS Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Time travel. Top 100 Kindle -> sci-fi, military, war; Post-Obama, an X-33 space shuttle Commander travels back in time to change history, after an accident in orbit causes nuclear war. Battling his conscience, his own crew, Russian cosmonauts at the International Space Station, a New Orleans street gang and the American military, his actions & words have unforeseen consequences on everyone....
Intrepid - The Two Storms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,150. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by SDS Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Time travel murder mystery from Kindle bestseller Steve Stone; Post-Obama, an X-33-space shuttle Commander travels back in time to change history, after notorious assassin 'The Chinaman' shoots the American and Russian Presidents, & a devastating hurricane crosses the Atlantic. The Chinaman's game of cat & mouse proves as dangerous as the plan to destroy the super-storm using a neutron bomb...
Tank Farm Dynamo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Can a sci fi story alter the course of something ponderous, like the space program? Perhaps. "Tank Farm Dynamo" sure tried! What if we found the nerve, the spirit and daring to use every resource - including those that NASA simply threw away? An unabashedly old-fashioned hard SF story with science and technology as central, problem-solving players... plus a real twist.
Space Shuttle NASA Mission Report: STS-1, April 1981 - Young and Crippen Pilot Columbia on the First Space Shuttle Mission - Complete Technical Details of All Aspects of the Historic Flight
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This is the official final mission report issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center for the flight of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission launched in April 1981 with John Young and Robert Crippen. In addition to technical details, this report includes the report of Young and Crippen on the mission. Over 60 orbiter anomalies are discussed.
Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, 1971-2010
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 295,350. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
The printed version of Wings in Orbit, the official history of the Space Shuttle program, is an essential addition to the library of any spaceflight enthusiast. World Spaceflight News now presents this complementary flowing-text version for e-readers. This excellent NASA document has the dramatic tale of the development and operation of the most complex machine in history.
Project Orion Nuclear Pulse Rocket, Technical Reports on the Orion Concept, Atomic Bombs Propelling Massive Spaceships to the Planets, External Pulsed Plasma Propulsion
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,650. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This unique ebook features reproductions of technical reports from NASA and General Atomic on Project Orion, an audacious concept involving the sequential detonation of low-yield atomic bombs to propel large spaceships to the planets. These reports were previously secret and have been declassified. The concept was abandoned by NASA in the mid-1960s.
Heaven at SETI's Doorstep
Price: Free! Words: 52,090. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A radio signal is traced to a subterranean cave habitat on the moon. The story now heads in an unexpected direction. This narrative is serious, not heavy and has a novel mix of technology, philosophy and ideology to suit readers of all ages. The singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of the aliens come to light in the later chapters.