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Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger. Find out more about the first American woman in space in this 15-Minute biography for kids.
Curse of the First Invaders
Series: Australian. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Caelin Day. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
We may never know where all the ancient voyages of exploration took man. Many are a matter of record; others would have lost contact, be assumed lost and been written off as failures: yet others maybe are best forgotten
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Circular Orbits
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
Circular orbits are the simplest kind, and some quick and easy calculations will make your science fiction stories involving planets and satellites a lot more credible. Circular motion, in general, can be described without calculus and vectors. All you need is a calculator. (Exponents don't come out right in the online version.)
An Analysis and Comparison of Orbit Rendezvous Techniques for Spacecraft Flying in Low Earth Orbit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Mathematical & Computational
In this thesis three methods for solving Lambert’s orbit rendezvous problem are compared. Methods that use the relative states between vehicles to calculate Lambert transfers are the easiest methods to use. But these methods are only applicable in certain scenarios.
Fast Things in the Solar System
Price: Free! Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Some amazingly fast and surprisingly slow things move on Earth and in the rest of the solar system. We begin with some Earthly examples, including World speed records of various kinds, and progress toward faster things, moving among the planets.
Eruption
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 49,060. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Air Force One is flying the President of the United States to a meeting in Australia, when a massive volcanic eruption catapults the plane into a low earth orbit. While the world closely watches, NASA has the impossible task of bringing the President and his entourage safely back to earth.
Air Force Doctrine Document 3-14: Space Operations - Global and Theater Space Forces, Spacelift, Types of Orbits, Operational Advantages, Integrating Civil, Commercial, Foreign Space Assets
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,960. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science
Our space forces perform functions that are critical for the joint force— intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; command and control; positioning, navigation, and timing; weather services; counterspace; communications; and spacelift.
Jintao
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,380. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The empty space that permeates all matter holds an unexplored universe, an alternate reality that only Jintao knows how to enter. Government agents from the U.S. and China will stop at nothing to acquire the technology. Follow the fast paced intrigue that will keep you pondering long after you've read the last page.
They Should Have Lied To Us
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the year 2031, a man journals his efforts to get ready for Daisy, a giant asteroid that has just grazed the sun. According to the news, it will soon create havoc here on Earth. Must survive.
Shuttle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Edwards Air Force Base: the giant Hypersonic Jet Yorktown with the Shuttle Columbia clasped to her back, climbs to the sky. Their pioneering mission: to launch the Shuttle into space from the edge of the atmosphere. Neither craft will reach its destination. One will never return. This dramatic bestselling novel of a space mission gone perilously wrong, first published in 1981, thrills again.