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  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seedby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. Its early and secrect experimenta; development took twelve years' time and one and a half million dollars. McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's... more...

  • Rocketeersby Michael Belfiore

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne , built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's VirginGalactic will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing... more...

  • A Fire on the Moonby Norman Mailer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. It is suffused with Mailer's obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties... more...

  • Low-Energy Lunar Trajectory Designby Jeffrey S. Parker; Rodney L. Anderson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.00

    Surveys thousands of possible trajectories that may be used to transfer spacecraft between Earth and the moon, including transfers to lunar libration orbits, low lunar orbits, and the lunar surface Provides information about the methods, models, and tools used to design low-energy lunar transfers Includes discussion about the variations of these... more...

  • Japan's Space Programby Steven Berner

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Reviews the history of Japan's space program, its organization and recent changes, the origins and status of its satellite reconnaissance program, factors affecting its space program, and directions the program may take next. more...

  • Interplanetary Mission Analysis and Designby Stephen Kemble

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 419.00

    Describes the mission analysis and design techniques that may be applied to a range of interplanetary missions from those targeting the inner planets to those destined for the outer planets and Solar System escape trajectories. This book provides an introduction and a description of the fundamentals of interplanetary missions. more...

  • Pressure and Temperature Sensitive Paintsby T. Liu; J.P. Sullivan

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 259.00

    Luminescent molecule sensors, called pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) and temperature-sensitive paint (TSP), measure factors essential for understanding the aerodynamic performance and heat transfer characteristics of flight vehicles. They provide a powerful tool for experimental aerodynamicists to obtain a deeper understanding of the rich physical phenomena... more...

  • Space Technologyby Angelo

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 82.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive guide to the field of space technology for high school and college students, and general readers. Angelo (a retired U.S. Air Force officer) discusses civilian and military applications of space technology; profiles prominent scientists, politicians, space program a more...

  • Space Rescueby David J. Shayler

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Reviews the development of crew survival and escape methods from the earliest designs of manned spacecraft to the discussions of systems for ISS and on to the prospect of sending men and women out towards Mars. This title also reviews the numerous proposed systems of crew rescue. more...