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  • Infinite Worldsby Michael Soluri; John H. Glenn

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 40.00

    A stunning, unprecedented collection of photographs and essays that goes behind the scenes at NASA, in which the humanity of the astronauts, engineers, scientists, technicians, and ground crews that contributed in saving the Hubble Space Telescope are revealed. Michael Soluri has been photographing the people and places of space exploration for more... more...

  • Liquid Acquisition Devices for Advanced In-Space Cryogenic Propulsion Systemsby Jason William Hartwig

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 200.00

    Liquid Acquisition Devices for Advanced In-Space Cryogenic Propulsion Systems discusses the importance of reliable cryogenic systems, a pivotal part of everything from engine propulsion to fuel deposits. As some of the most efficient systems involve advanced cryogenic fluid management systems that present challenging issues, the book tackles issues... 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...

  • Mission Moonby Jeanne Perret

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.88

    It is the year 1568. Emperor Akbar is on the throne and all is well in Hindustan.Or is it?Meet Ash and Tara, two feisty kids who battle the vilest villains in Akbar?s court.Devious minds are at work, planning to steal Akbar?s precious emerald dagger, which the emperor believes brings him good luck. Ash and Tara, twin brother and sister, growing up... more...

  • Optimal space trajectoriesby Jean-Pierre Marec

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Studies in Astronautics, Volume 1: Optimal Space Trajectories focuses on the concept of optimal transfer and the problem of optimal space trajectories. It examines the relative performances of the various propulsion systems (classical and electrical propulsions) and their optimization (optimal mass breakdown), along with parametric and functional optimizations... more...

  • Optimal trajectories in atmospheric flightby Nguyen Vinh

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Optimal Trajectories in Atmospheric Flight deals with the optimization of trajectories in atmospheric flight. The book begins with a simple treatment of functional optimization followed by a discussion of switching theory. It then presents the derivation of the general equations of motion along with the basic knowledge in aerodynamics and propulsion... more...

  • The Paths of Soaring Flightby Frank Irving

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 40.00

    This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future. Some of the material is taken from OSTIV (Organisation... more...

  • Principles of Flight for Pilotsby Peter J. Swatton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 92.95

    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...

  • Reports on Astronomyby Derek McNally

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 419.00

    IAU Transactions are published as a volume corresponding to each General Assembly. Volume A is produced prior to the Assembly and contains Reports on Astronomy, prepared by each Commission President. The intention is to summarize the astronomical results that have affected the work of the Commission since the production of the previous Reports... more...

  • Single Event Effects in Aerospaceby Edward Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 151.00

    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...