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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Why the Universe Existsby New Scientist

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 15.99

    As you read this, billions of neutrinos from the sun are passing through your body, antimatter is sprouting from your dinner and the core of your being is a chaotic mess of particles known only as quarks and gluons. If the recent discovery of the Higgs boson piqued your interest, then Why The Universe Exists will take you deeper into the world... more...

  • Not-So-Simple Stellar Populations in Star Clustersby Chengyuan Li

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 103.92

    This book focuses on understanding the stellar populations of massive star clusters and aims to investigate the origin, evolution and properties of binary systems, their collision products, as well as the general characteristics (e.g. ages, metal content) of stellar population(s) in star clusters. It introduces the basic background knowledge of various... more...

  • Emerging Space Marketsby Stella Tkatchova

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 91.97

    This book analyzes the commercial space activities and commercialization processes of the last fifteen years and maps the future challenges that NewSpace companies will face developing commercial space markets. What is new and what has happened in these markets up till now? Is there a business case for private companies for commercial space? What... more...

  • Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar Systemby C.R. Kitchin

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 129.95

    Interest in and knowledge of the techniques utilised to investigate our solar system has been growing rapidly for decades and has now reached a stage of maturity. Therefore, the time has now arrived for a book that provides a cohesive and coherent account of how we have obtained our present knowledge of solar system objects, not including the Sun.... more...

  • Raumfahrtsystemeby Ernst Messerschmid; Stefanos Fasoulas

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 50.19

    Dieses Standardwerk über Raumfahrtsysteme vermittelt dem Leser die Grundlagen der Raketentechnik, Orbitmechanik, Raumfahrtantriebe, Lage- und Bahnregelung, Energieversorgung, Thermalkontrolle, Kommunikationssysteme sowie Raumtransportsysteme. Zunächst wird der Aufbau einer Rakete sowie die Beschreibung und Änderung der Bewegung von Satelliten erläutert.... more...

  • Mission to Marsby James E. Oberg

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    How feasible is a manned Mars flight? How soon will it be possible? How long will it take? What kind of spacecraft will make the journey? What kind of data will be collected? What are the advantages of a manned flight over an unmanned? Mission to Mars discusses these questions and more in this serious, documented treatment... more...

  • Wernher von Braunby Erik Bergaust

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 28.99

    Here is Dr. Wernher von Braun’s incredible story – from his early years in Germany, where he gave birth to modern rocketry, to his arrival in the United States and his launching of the first American satellite, the first man on the moon and other stunning space exploration feats. “Every page of Wernher von Braun’s life is a monument to the drama... more...

  • The World's First Spaceship Shuttleby Robert M. Powers

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    Join the crew of space shuttle Enterprise as they prepare to take the first step into the twenty-first century. Step aboard the world’s first reusable space vehicle with science writer Robert M. Powers for a cockpit view of a launch, orbit, re-entry, and return to earth. Preview the scheduled NASA shuttle missions in hundreds of line drawings... more...

  • Out of the Darknessby Clyde W. Tombaugh; Patrick Moore; Dr. James W. Christy

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 20.99

    An adventure in scientific discovery Pluto, the farthermost planet in the solar system, some 3,673 million mites from the Sun, was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in 1930. The fiftieth anniversary of Pluto's discovery will be celebrated in 1980 and OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE PLANET PLUTO tells the exciting scientific story... more...

  • Project Space Stationby Brian O'Leary

    Stackpole Books 2017; US$ 19.99

    Brian O’Leary, writer, astrophysicist, and former astronaut, describes the “tinkermodules” that will be carried to the earth’s orbit to be assembled as a space station. His inside track information also lays the groundwork for fascinating disclosures on: Space station history, NASA’s studies and plans, space careers and human potential, commerce... more...