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  • Threats, Risks and Sustainabilityby Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Development is challenged by, at least until 2050, a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. more...

  • Putting the 'I' in IHYby Barbara J. Thompson

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Presents the international aspects and achievements of the 'International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007'. This book shows how much astronomy contributes to the basis of knowledge society as today's concept for mastering the future. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aircraft Aerodynamic Designby Andr?s S?bester; Alexander I J Forrester

    Wiley 2014; US$ 126.50

    Optimal aircraft design is impossible without a parametric representation of the geometry of the airframe. We need a mathematical model equipped with a set of controls, or design variables, which generates different candidate airframe shapes in response to changes in the values of these variables. This model's objectives are to be flexible and concise,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...