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  • Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failuresby Joseph Homer Saleh; Jean-Franç Castet; ois

    Wiley 2011; US$ 149.95

    The aerospace community has long recognized and repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reliability for space systems. Despite this, little has been published in book form on the topic. Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-state Failures addresses this gap in the literature, offering a unique focus on spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical... more...

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... 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...

  • 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...

  • Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008by Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Nicolas Peter

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and... more...

  • Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Perspectivesby Ulrike Landfester; Nina-Louisa Remuss; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Jean-Claude Worms

    Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 129.00

    Following the first comprehensive transdisciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space which resulted in "Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys", the European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have continued and deepened this transdisciplinary dialogue, which... more...