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  • Escaping the Bonds of Earthby Ben Evans

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books -- to be published annually -- will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity's knowledge of flying, working and living in space has changed. Each volume will focus not only upon... more...

  • Apollo 12: On the Ocean of Stormsby David Harland

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    In July 1969 the 'amiable strangers' that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 154.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David... 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...