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  • We Are Not Aloneby Dirk Schulze-Makuch; David Darling

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.95

    This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites there is a powerful case for life on the Red Planet and beyond. Exploring what forms extraterrestrial life might take and where it may reside, We Are Not Alone provides... more...

  • Canadian Spacewalkersby Bob McDonald

    D & M Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Spacewalking is a physically exhausting, mentally rigorous endeavor. It is so difficult, only three Canadians have ever succeeded: Chris Hadfield, Steve MacLean, and Dave Williams. Hadfield completed the first Canadian spacewalk and installed the Canadarm 2 on the International Space Station, while Williams holds the record for the longest spacewalk... more...

  • Packing for Marsby Mary Roach

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    What happens to you when you can?t walk for a year? When you can?t have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these... more...

  • Introduction to Space Physicsby Margaret G. Kivelson; Christopher T. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 85.00

    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics. 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...

  • Project Vanguardby Constance McLaughlin Green; Milton Lomask; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This is the inside story of one of the earliest successful U.S. satellites, a fascinating Cold War?era chronicle of the nation's earliest battles and triumphs in the Space Race. It recounts the origins, development, and results of Project Vanguard, a pioneering venture in the exploration of outer space. Primarily an analysis of the project's scientific... more...

  • On Marsby Edward Clinton Ezell; Linda Neuman Ezell; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Although it was only designed for a ninety-day surface mission, the Viking 1 lander ultimately transmitted science messages to Earth for seven years. This authoritative history chronicles the remarkable achievements of the Viking program during its first three decades. Commissioned by NASA, it recounts the events surrounding the first planetary... more...

  • Chariots for Apolloby Courtney G. Brooks; James M. Grimwood; Loyd S. Swenson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Millions around the world watched as the Apollo 11 astronauts "came in peace for all mankind" to take humanity's first steps on the moon. Their mission's triumph was equally attributable to a less visible crew of nearly 400,000 people in hundreds of different organizations. This official NASA history reveals the human story behind an epic achievement.... more...

  • Apollo Expeditions to the Moonby Edgar M. Cortright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Discover the thrilling inside story of the Apollo program with this new commemorative edition of an official NASA publication. This volume features essays by the program's participants?engineers, administrators, and astronauts?that recall the unprecedented challenges associated with putting men on the Moon. Written in direct, jargon-free language,... more...

  • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamicsby Peter C. Hughes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    Pointing a satellite in the right direction requires an extremely complex system ? one that describes the satellite's orientation and at the same time predicts and either uses or neutralizes external influences. From its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, Spacecraft Attitude... more...