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  • The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trainsby Rose McCallen; Fred Browand; James Ross

    Springer 2013; US$ 319.00

    This book includes the carefully edited contributions to the 'United Engineering Foundation Conference: The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains', held in Monterey, California from December 2-6, 2002. This conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers discussing the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. The... more...

  • On the Edge of Earthby Steven Lambakis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 42.00

    " The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a... 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...

  • Sputnikby Paul Dickson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into space-a 184-pound satellite carrying only a radio transmitter. While Sputnik I immediately shocked the world, its long-term impact was even greater, for it profoundly changed the shape of the twentieth century. Paul... more...

  • Rocket Manby David A. Clary

    Hyperion 2003; US$ 27.24

    More famous in his day than Einstein or Edison, the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. Supported by Charles Lindbergh and Harry Guggenheim, through fiery, often explosive,... more...

  • Rocket Manby David A. Clary

    Hyperion 2003; Not Available

    More famous in his day than Einstein or Edison, the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. Supported by Charles Lindbergh and Harry Guggenheim, through fiery, often explosive,... more...

  • Return to the Moonby Harrison Schmitt

    Springer 2007; US$ 25.00

    Advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon - to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. more...

  • Humans in Outer Spaceby Luca Codignola; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk; Nicolas Peter

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    The space-faring nations are heading for the human exploration of the Moon, Mars and Near-Earth Objects. This book features articles that present a comprehensive analysis of how various relevant disciplines respond to the questions of how, why and with what goal humans explore outer space. more...

  • Space Tethers and Space Elevatorsby Michel van Pelt

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Explains the principle of space tethers: what they are and how they can be used in space. This book shows how space tethers have already been used to stabilize spacecraft using tidal forces and to generate artificial gravity using a spinning system with a spacecraft connected to a counterweight via a cable. more...

  • Principles of Flight for Pilotsby Peter J. Swatton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 89.95

    Organised and written as an accessible study guide for student pilots wishing to take commercial ground examinations to obtain ATPL or CPL licenses, Principles of Flight for Pilots also provides a reliable up-to-date reference for qualified and experienced personnel wishing to further improve their understanding of the Principles of Flight and related... more...