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  • PROTECTION OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES FROM THE SPACE ENVIRONMENTby Jacob I. Kleiman

    Springer 2006; US$ 379.00

    Covers a range of topics concerning the protection of materials and structures in space. This book discusses the effects of the aggressive Low Earth Orbit as well as the Geostationary Earth Orbit and Deep Space environments on materials and structures and the ways to predict and reduce these effects of short and long-term space missions. more...

  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar Systemby Paolo Ulivi; David M. Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Presents the history of unmanned missions exploring our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results, together with details of mission management. more...

  • Modern Missile Guidanceby Rafael Yanushevsky

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 210.00

    Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Modern Missile Guidance contains new analytical results, obtained by the author, that can be used for analysis and design of missile guidance and control systems. This book covers not just new methods nor is it merely a compilation of older methods, although it includes both. The book discusses,... more...

  • Rocketeersby Michael Belfiore

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne , built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's VirginGalactic will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing... more...

  • Living Off the Land in Spaceby Gregory L. Matloff; Les Johnson; C. Bangs

    Springer 2007; US$ 27.50

    For the next few millennia at least, the human frontier will include the solar system and the nearest stars. This book presents a visionary concept for development of space travel. It describes the enabling technology for propulsion concepts and demonstrates how mankind will 'live off the land in space' in migration from Earth. more...

  • Russian Planetary Explorationby Brian Harvey

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    Illustrated with photographs from Soviet Venus and Mars probes, images of spacecraft, diagrams of flight paths and maps of landing sites, this book draws on published scientific papers, archives, memoirs and other material. The text reviews Soviet engineering techniques and science packages, as well the difficulties which ruined several missions. The... more...

  • Space Exploration 2007by Brian Harvey

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    A space exploration annual that provides information on space launches, missions and results. It is intended for both young and old space enthusiasts. more...

  • Space Shuttle Challengerby Ben Evans

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Explores the design, development, construction and preparation of space shuttle Challenger for missions. This book recounts Challenger's missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers and scientists who flew her and the managers, technicians and ground personnel who designed her. It contains interviews, stories and anecdotes. more...

  • The Story of Manned Space Stationsby Philip Baker

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Charts the history of manned space stations from the beginning in a chronological order. This book tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their separate programs, but slowly coming together through ASTP, Shuttle-Mir, and the ISS. It includes interviews with the astronauts, cosmonauts, mission controllers, and others. more...