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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...

  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo... 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; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Principles of Aeroelasticityby Raymond L. Bisplinghoff; Holt Ashley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 39.99

    Principles of Aeroelasticity constitutes an attempt to bring order to a group of problems which have coalesced into a distinct and mature subdivision of flight vehicle engineering. The authors have formulated a unifying philosophy of the field based on the equations of forced motion of the elastic flight vehicle. A distinction is made between... more...

  • Theoretical Aerodynamicsby L. M. Milne-Thomson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    A classic in its field, this university text and reference book has long been one of the basic works. This is the complete reprinting of the revised (1966) edition which brings the subject up to date, including a complete and probably unique chapter on conical flow round sweptback wings. After two introductory chapters on the simplifying assumptions... more...

  • Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehiclesby Holt Ashley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    "Written by one of the leading aerospace educators of our time, each sentence is packed with information. An outstanding book." ? Private Pilot "Illuminated throughout by new twists in explaining familiar concepts, helpful examples and intriguing ?by-the-ways.? A fine book." ? Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal This classic by a Stanford University... more...

  • Rocketsby Robert Goddard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Rockets, in the primitive form of fireworks, have existed since the Chinese invented them around the thirteenth century. But it was the work of American Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) and his development of liquid-fueled rockets that first produced a controlled rocket flight. Fascinated by rocketry since boyhood, Goddard designed, built, and... more...

  • Introduction to Space Dynamicsby William Tyrrell Thomson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Although this classic introduction to space-flight engineering was first published not long after Sputnik was launched, the fundamental principles it elucidates are as varied today as then. The problems to which these principles are applied have changed, and the widespread use of computers has accelerated problem-solving techniques, but this book... more...