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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...