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  • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamicsby Peter C. Hughes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    Comprehensive coverage includes environmental torques, energy dissipation, motion equations for four archetypical systems, orientation parameters, illustrations of key concepts with on-orbit flight data, and typical engineering hardware. 1986 edition. more...

  • Lunar Impactby R. Cargill Hall; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger culminated in close-up television images of the moon's surface. Sponsored by NASA and executed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, the project ran from 1959 to 1965 and produced management techniques, flight operating procedures, and technology employed by later space missions.... more...

  • The Geometry of Kerr Black Holesby Barrett O'Neill

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    This unique monograph by a noted UCLA professor examines in detail the mathematics of Kerr black holes, which possess the properties of mass and angular momentum but carry no electrical charge. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and astronomy as well as professional physicists, the self-contained treatment... more...

  • Stars and Relativityby Ya. B. Zel’dovich; I. D. Novikov

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    Two of the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century explore general relativity, properties of matter under astrophysical conditions, stars, and stellar systems. A valuable resource for physicists, astronomers, graduate students. 1971 edition. more...

  • Living and Working in Spaceby William David Compton; Charles D. Benson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    The official record of America's first space station, this book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and 1979 conclusion. 1983 edition. more...

  • Suddenly, Tomorrow Cameby Henry C. Dethloff; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of America's most triumphant moments. This illustrated NASA history traces the center's development from its origins through 1993. more...

  • Space Mathematicsby Bernice Kastner

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    Created by NASA, this collection of worked mathematical problems related to space science covers computation and measurement, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, functions, trigonometry, conic sections, calculus, and other subjects. 1985 edition. more...

  • Radiative Transferby Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and atmospheric studies. 1950 edition. more...

  • Auroral Dynamics and Space Weatherby Yongliang Zhang; Larry J. Paxton

    Wiley 2015; US$ 169.95 US$ 152.96

    The aurora is the most visible manifestation of the connection of the Earth to the space environment and has inspired awe, curiosity, and scientific inquiry for centuries.  Recent advances in observing techniques and modeling and theoretical work have revealed new auroral phenomena, provided a better understanding of auroral dynamics, and have... more...

  • Relativistic Gravitational Experiments in Spaceby M. Demianski; C. W. F. Everitt

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1993; US$ 103.00 US$ 93.73

    Contents: Tests of Underlying Principles in Gravitational Physics and Their Theoretical Rationale; Frameworks for Testing Gravitational Theories, Present Status of Theory Testing and Future Prospects; Rotational Effects in General Relativity, Frame-Dragging and the Geodetic Effect; Experiments and Theory of Gravitational Radiation; Advanced Technologies:... more...