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  • 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$ 69.00

    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...

  • Flight Dynamics Principlesby Michael V. Cook

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 59.95

    Flight dynamicists today need not only a thorough understanding of the classical stability and control theory of aircraft, but also a working appreciation of flight control systems and consequently a grounding in the theory of automatic control. In this text the author fulfils these requirements by developing the theory of stability and control of... 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...

  • A History of Aerodynamicsby John D. Jr Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 72.00

    Authoritative, highly readable history of aerodynamics and the major theorists and their contributions. 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...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what... more...

  • 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...

  • Infinite Worldsby Michael Soluri; John H. Glenn

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what... more...