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  • The First Men on the Moonby David Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    This book tells the story of Apollo 11 and dispels the myth that NASA faked the moon landings. The story is brought to life by exploiting the flight plan, mission report, in-flight transcripts (including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It features scans recently produced by NASA... more...

  • Water and the Search for Life on Marsby David Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Relates how NASA and ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars. This book provides a comprehensive account of the Spirit and Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover missions, and describes the planning for the tests carried out by the Viking missions in 1976, with an account of the debate over their results. more...

  • The Story of the MIR Space Stationby David Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 52.95

    Space buffs know that the Soviet-era Russian spacecraft were the workhorses of the early space age and where men first learned to endure long-term spaceflight, The Mir space station has unquestionably been one of the most significant contributions to the Soviet/Russian space program. The experience of long-duration human space flight gained from its... more...

  • Exploring the Moonby David M. Harland

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 in... more...

  • Cassini at Saturn- Huygens Resultsby David M. Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    Brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system. This book contains a 16-page colour section, comprising a carefully chosen selection of the most stunning images to be released during the spacecraft's initial period of operation. more...

  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar Systemby Paolo Ulivi; David M. Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Presents the history of unmanned missions exploring our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results, together with details of mission management. more...

  • Space Exploration 2008by David Harland; Brian Harvey

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Provides space launches, missions and results. This title covers space exploration from a variety of angles. It features the exploration of the planets, their moons and small Solar System bodies. It includes a section entitled, 'Return to the Moon'. more...

  • Space Systems Failuresby David M. Harland; Ralph Lorenz

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    Few endeavors are as technologically demanding as the design and operation of rockets and robotic spacecraft. A deep space mission is a lengthy sequence of critical events, all of which must be achieved, either in a straightforward manner or by a work around. For example, the Cassini-Huygens mission must survive in space for seven years, flying a precise... more...

  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar Systemby Paolo Ulivi; David Harland

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Presents a history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results together with details of mission management. It covers missions from the 1950s and some of the other missions and their results. more...