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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...

  • Mars Rover Curiosityby Rob Manning; William L. Simon

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob Manning In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist... more...

  • Make: Rocketsby Mike Westerfield

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own... more...

  • Spacecraft Operationsby Thomas Uhlig; Florian Sellmaier; Michael Schmidhuber

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The book describes the basic concepts of spaceflight operations, for both, human and unmanned missions. The basic subsystems of a space vehicle are explained in dedicated chapters, the relationship of spacecraft design and the very unique space environment are laid out. Flight dynamics are taught as well as ground segment requirements. Mission operations... 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...

  • Case for Marsby Robert Zubrin; Richard Wagner; Arthur C. Clarke

    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...