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  • 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...

  • Solar Magnetic Phenomenaby Arnold Hanslmeier; Astrid Veronig; Mauro Messerotti

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    The book contains lecture papers and contributed papers on different aspects of magnetic phenomena in the solar atmosphere. The main topics addressed are the physics of solar flares, prominences, coronal mass ejections, magnetic helicity, high-energy radiation from the Sun, observations of the photosphere and chromosphere as well as highlights from... more...

  • Utilization of Spaceby Berndt Feuerbacher; Heinz Stoewer

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Gives an overview of the status of peaceful space utilization and applications, as well as an outlook into future developments. This book covers scientific space utilization, and commercial and technological applications. more...

  • Frontiers of Cosmologyby Alain Blanchard; Monique Signore

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    The field of Cosmology is currently undergoing a revolution driven by dramatic observational progresses and by novel theoretical scenarios imported from particle physics. This book contains lectures by world experts in the various branches of this field corresponding to lectures presented during the School "Frontiers of the Universe" at the... more...

  • Solar System Updateby Philippe Blondel; John Mason

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 269.00

    Consists of reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar system science. Contributions, in form of reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to their own field of expertise. more...

  • Optics in Astrophysicsby Renaud Foy; Françoise-Claude Foy

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    Gives reviews of detectors and of spectrographs, as well as forefront R&D in the field of optical coatings and of guided optics. This book addresses possible ways to handle photons, based on quantum physics. It also gives two reviews about wavefront processing and about image restoration and deconvolution algorithms for ill conditioned cases. 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...