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  • How We'll Live on Marsby Stephen Petranek

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99

    Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2034. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We?ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business,... more...

  • Exploring Marsby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99

    Our nearest planetary neighbor has been the subject of endless fascination and wide-ranging theories throughout history. Is there life on Mars? Was there ever life on Mars? What was the atmosphere like thousands or millions of years ago? From Percival Lowell, who built his own observatory so he could dedicate himself to studying the red planet, to... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Case for Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a... more...

  • Aircraft Performanceby W. Austyn Mair; David L. Birdsall

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 55.00

    Describes the principles and equations required for evaluating the performance of an aircraft. more...

  • Single Event Effects in Aerospaceby Edward Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 146.00

    This book introduces the basic concepts necessary to understand Single Event phenomena which could cause random performance errors and catastrophic failures to electronics devices. As miniaturization of electronics components advances, electronics components are more susceptible in the radiation environment. The book includes a discussion of the radiation... more...

  • Fault Detection and Fault-Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modesby Halim Alwi; Christopher Edwards; Chee Pin Tan

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    "Fault Detection and Fault-tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes" is the first text dedicated to showing the latest developments in the use of sliding-mode concepts for fault detection and isolation (FDI) and fault-tolerant control in dynamical engineering systems. It begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of sliding modes to provide... more...