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  • Columbiaby Philip Chien

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 27.50

    Covers the US space program, providing an insight into the crew members who lost their lives in the Columbia disaster. This book reviews in detail their training, their scientific work and other activities during their successful 16-day flight, the background of the accident itself and a detailed account of what happened that day in February 2003. more...

  • Apolloby Richard W. Orloff; David M. Harland

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 59.95

    On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while... more...

  • Space Tourismby Michel van Pelt

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 27.50

    Space is about to be opened up to more people, and the drive behind this is tourism. The author describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away. more...

  • Making Beautiful Deep-sky Imagesby Greg Parker

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    This book is based around the author??'s beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects. The images were used as the basis of a public exhibition held at the University of Southampton (Summer 2006), attended by the press, local radio and TV interviewers as well as the public. The book describes how similar images... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ice, Rock, and Beautyby David Brodie

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Imaging techniques from Earth continue to improve, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo and the Hubble Space Telescope have yielded many excellent images. This book collects some 72 main images, showing objects heretofore little seen, to tell a story of the Solar System. 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...

  • Energiya-Buranby Bart Hendrickx; Bert Vis

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

    Describes the development of the Soviet space shuttle system, its infrastructure and the space agency's plans to follow up the first historic unmanned mission. This book includes comparisons with the American shuttle system and offers details of the talented Soviet test pilots chosen to train to fly the system. more...

  • The Power of Optical / IR Interferometryby Andrea Richichi; Francoise Delplancke; Francesco Paresce; Alain Chelli

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    New interferometers as the VLTI, the Keck-I and CHARA along with their sophisticated instrumentation have provided new levels of accuracy, spectral resolution and access to various spectral bands from the optical to the thermal infrared. Investigations are now enabled on a wealth of astrophysical sources with unprecedented levels of angular resolution... more...