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Dr. Wernher von Braun: A Short Biography - Pioneer of Rocketry and Space Exploration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The German-American Wernher von Braun started his career in rocketry as a young man in Adolf Hitler’s Germany and would go on to become one of the driving forces in America’s quest for space exploration and travel.
Dr. Robert H. Goddard – A Brief Biography - Father of American Rocketry and the Space Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Dr. Robert Goddard is considered the father of modern rocketry in the United States. His pioneering work lead the way to “space age” and man’s ability to travel to the moon.
Evel Knievel The Snake River Canyon Jump
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / History, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Evel Knievel was in the limelight as a motorcycle stuntman for about eight years between 1967 and 1975. During this period his legend grew throughout the U.S. and worldwide. One night he was drinking at a bar in Montana and was gazing at a photo of the Grand Canyon. He told some people he was drinking with that he was going to jump the Grand Canyon. The U.S. government refused to allow him though.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.
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.
The Circular Logic of Space Exploration
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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An unexpected telephone call reignites a retired professor's space travel ambitions, but at what cost—and to whom?
March 16: The Story of a Special Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
March 16: The Story of a Special Day covers everything that makes this day very special. From celebrations around the world to significant moments in history, birthdays, zodiac signs, and all-month events, this ebook makes a perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, one that will be kept and remembered long after an ordinary birthday card has been forgotten!