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Astronautics books

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Recently Published

The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronauts  Expanding the Space Frontier in the Late Sixties by David J. Shayler, Colin Burgess The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronauts Expanding the Space Frontier in the Late Sixties
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Resulting from the authors' deep research into these two pre-Shuttle astronaut groups, many intriguing and untold stories behind the selection process are revealed in the book. The often extraordinary backgrounds and personal ambitions of these skilled pilots, chosen to continue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines by Ahmed F. El-Sayed Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines

Aircraft Propulsion and Gas Turbine Engines, Second Edition builds upon the success of the book's first edition, with the addition of three major topic areas: Piston Engines with integrated propeller coverage; Pump Technologies; and Rocket Propulsion. The rocket propulsion section...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

To Mars and Beyond, Fast! How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration by Erik Seedhouse, Franklin Chang-Diaz To Mars and Beyond, Fast! How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration
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As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR (R) engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in space transportation, this book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2017

Perspectives in Space Surveillance by Ramaswamy (Lincoln Laboratory) Sridharan Perspectives in Space Surveillance

In the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to develop space-based intelligence gathering capability. The Soviets succeeded first, with SPUTNIK I in 1957. The United States began to monitor the growing Soviet space presence by developing technology...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2017

Cosmic Debris What it is and What We Can Do About it by Professor of Latin Jonathan (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne) Powell Cosmic Debris What it is and What We Can Do About it

This book examines the mysterious and the well-studied debris in Earth's crowded neighborhood. From orbiting comets to the workings of the Asteroid Belt, and from meteor showers to our home-grown network of orbiting satellites, the full diversity of space objects...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2017

NASA/ESA/Asi Cassini-Huygens 1997 Onwards (Cassini Orbiter, Huygens Probe and Future Exploration Concepts) by Ralph Lorenz NASA/ESA/Asi Cassini-Huygens 1997 Onwards (Cassini Orbiter, Huygens Probe and Future Exploration Concepts)

The descent of the Huygens probe to the frozen surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, in 2005, marks a pinnacle achievement in space exploration - the most distant planetary landing ever made or presently foreseen. The Huygens probe's seven-year voyage through...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2017

Astronaut Manual: All Models from 1961 by Ken Mactaggart Astronaut Manual: All Models from 1961

This book provides an insight into what an astronaut does, the experience of space flight, the equipment he uses, and what it takes to become an astronaut
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/01/2017

Spaceports Around the World, a Global Growth Industry by Erik Seedhouse Spaceports Around the World, a Global Growth Industry

This brief presents a concise description of the existing spaceport market, the technologies being tested and developed at them, and the private companies that are making them possible. While NASA has its own plan for the future of space exploration,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2017

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Proceedings of the 13th Reinventing Space Conference by Scott Hatton Proceedings of the 13th Reinventing Space Conference

The Proceedings of the 13th Reinventing Space Conference focus is on the commercialization of space and addresses a range of topics including low cost launch opportunities, the rebirth of constellations, beyond LEO activities and novel technologies. The proceedings encourage and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Our Future in Space by Maureen O'Keefe Our Future in Space


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Solar Flare Loops: Observations and Theories by Guangli Huang, Victor F. Melnikov, Haisheng Ji, Zongjun Ning Solar Flare Loops: Observations and Theories
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This book provides results of analysis of typical solar events, statistical analysis, the diagnostics of energetic electrons and magnetic field, as well as solar flaring loops such as their contraction and expansion. It pays particular attention to analyzing solar flare...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Next Stop Mars The Why, How, and When of Human Missions by Giancarlo Genta Next Stop Mars The Why, How, and When of Human Missions

This book covers the possible manned mission to Mars first discussed in the 1950s and still a topic of much debate, addressing historic and future plans to visit the Red Planet. Considering the environmental dangers and the engineering and design...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2017

Large-Scale NASA Programs 2015 in Review by Lucas Fletcher Large-Scale NASA Programs 2015 in Review


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2016

Proceedings of the 12th Reinventing Space Conference by Scott Hatton Proceedings of the 12th Reinventing Space Conference

The proceedings of the 2014 Reinventing Space conference present a number of questions in the context of a constantly innovating space industry, from addressing the future of global cooperation, investigating the impact of cuts in US government spending on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/12/2016

Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight by Luc van den Abeelen Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight

This is the first comprehensive book on the European Hermes program. It tells the fascinating story of how Europe aimed for an independent manned spaceflight capability which was to complement US and Soviet/Russian space activities. In 1975, France decided to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/12/2016

Theory and Design Methods of Special Space Orbits by Yasheng Zhang, Yanli Xu, Haijun Zhou Theory and Design Methods of Special Space Orbits
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This book focuses on the theory and design of special space orbits. Offering a systematic and detailed introduction to the hovering orbit, spiral cruising orbit, multi-target rendezvous orbit, initiative approaching orbit, responsive orbit and earth pole-sitter orbit, it also discusses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2016

Orbital Data Applications for Space Objects Conjunction Assessment and Situation Analysis by Lei Chen, Xian-Zong Bai, Yan-Gang Liang, Ke-Bo Li Orbital Data Applications for Space Objects Conjunction Assessment and Situation Analysis
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This book introduces readers to the application of orbital data on space objects in the contexts of conjunction assessment and space situation analysis, including theories and methodologies. It addresses the main topics involved in space object conjunction assessment, such as:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2016

The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate? by Linda Dawson The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?

Written by a former Aerodynamics Officer on the space shuttle program, this book provides a complete overview of the new U. space program, which has changed considerably over the past 50 years.The future of space exploration has become increasingly dependent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2016

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