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Rockets, mice and men
By Brian Lawrenson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
This is the story of how a small white mouse named Mickey became one of the earliest contributors to the US Space Program. It tells a largely untold story of how a group of young rocket enthusiasts in South Africa were at the cutting edge of rocket research and how they successfully fired over 500 liquid and solid fuel rockets, one of which reached the zone of lower earth orbit.
Space Primer (AU-18): Comprehensive Spaceflight History and Guidebook, Doctrine, Orbital Mechanics, Military Space, Satellites, Rockets, NASA Programs, Threats, Designs, Operations, Intelligence
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,550. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
In what may be the best single-volume introduction to military and civilian space flight, this up-to-date space primer from the Department of Defense provides comprehensive coverage of modern spaceflight principles and practices, with an extensive and authoritative history of military and NASA programs, along with the fundamentals of space.
NASA and The Moon Landing
By Paul Herbert
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
These unusual stories provide an insider's view of the moon landings, such as: To play a joke on the NASA scientists, Neil Armstrong joked about taking rocks from the earth to the moon and bringing them back to earth as "moon rocks." Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name is Moon. Astronauts took all kinds of things to outer space, including a sandwich from the local deli.
Sputnik's Child
By Fred Ledley
You set the price! Words: 126,130. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
This engaging novel recalls the events that shaped the ideas and lives of the baby boom generation and laid the groundwork for an age of technology and its challenges. It is a story about a child coming of age in an Age of Aquarius to experience a time of irrational exhuberance in the power of technology, and her confrontation with a disease that has no known cure.
Titus Andronicus Scott
By Doug Turnbull
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
February 25, 1956: “Ship down and all is well.” These six words recorded the landing of the first manned spacecraft on Mars. This book tells the story of the events that led to that momentous, but heretofore unrecorded occasion, and the story of the fabulous character who wrote those words.
The Winds of Longing Blow
By Adam Stephenson
Price: $1.68 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction
There is hope, there is loss, there is joy...there is longing carried on the Winds. This is about what we were and those who came before us. This is about a family making their way through the turbulent Twentieth Century. This is about Ireland. This epic book is one you will not forget.
Histories of the Soviet / Russian Space Program - Volume 1: Review of the Soviet Space Program 1967, Soviet Space Programs, 1966-70 - Sputnik, Vostok, Luna, Zond, Soyuz, Manned Moon Plans
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 331,560. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This fascinating and informative series of Soviet space program history reports begins with this reproduction of two truly historic documents: Review of the Soviet Space Program 1967 and Soviet Space Programs, 1966-70.
Histories of the Soviet / Russian Space Program - Volume 2: Soviet Space Programs 1971 - Kosmos, Lunokhod, Salyut, Soyuz, Zond, FOBS, Military Satellites, Mars Attempts, Tracking Ships
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This fascinating and informative series of Soviet space program history reports continues with a reproduction of a truly historic document: Soviet Space Programs, 1971, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.
Histories of the Soviet / Russian Space Program - Volume 3: Soviet Space Programs, 1971-75 - Facilities and Hardware, Manned and Unmanned, Bioastronautics, Civil and Military
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 239,150. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This fascinating and informative series of Soviet space program history reports continues with a reproduction of a truly historic document: Soviet Space Programs, 1971-1975, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.
Histories of the Soviet / Russian Space Program - Volume 4: Soviet Space Programs: 1976-80 - Launch Vehicles, Political Goals and Purposes, International Cooperation In Space, Future
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 185,170. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This fascinating and informative series of Soviet space program history reports continues with a reproduction of a truly historic document: Soviet Space Programs, 1976-1980, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction.