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Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965
Springer 2007/05 USD29.95
This book explains how the Apollo crews learned to work on the lunar surface. Its lively and informative text draws heavily on transcripts and photographs to illustrate points. It puts the reader on the lunar surface with the astronauts, sharing their observations, excitement, and frustrations.
After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age
Collins 2007/03/27 USD35.00
From John Glenn's spacesuit, to the space shuttle Enterprise, to SpaceShipOne, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum possesses the "real stuff" the things that mark the history of the space age. Here, these artifacts make vivid the first 50 years of spaceflight: the people, ideas, innovations, and exploits that shaped exploration of a new realm, remapping our imaginations and our lives.
AuthorHouse 2007/04/12 USD18.99
If you have an interest in the technology and theory of space travel, in the basic elements of astronomy to be understood as fundamental to travel in space, in a sufficient knowledge of the subject of physics required to understand the technical aspects of space travel, you will be interested in this book. The book is written with ample exercises that will take you step by step to each new level of understanding the immense undertaking that was Apollo 11. It is written with the idea in mind that even if you find some parts difficult, you can continue on and still understand the theory involved in the achievement that was the moon landing arid departure. You will be amazed at the immensity of the Saturn rocket that launched the Apollo crew into space. By the time you have progressed to the actual lift-off of Apollo from earth, you will understand rocket propulsion and trajectory in space, lofting requirements to place satellites in orbit, and the timing of the elliptical path of the moon in its orbit about earth. More importantly, you will be able to make all of the calculations required to do and to understand all of these maneuvers. You will have studied the basic laws that govern the motion of the planets about the sun and be able to calculate the vast distances that separate objects in space using the speed of light. You will make the final flight of Apollo back to earth and do the calculations that land the entry vehicle in the proximity of the Johnson Islands, but far enough from the Hawaiian Islands-to assure a safe landing in the Pacific Ocean.
Project Gemini Pocket Space Guide
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/04/01 USD9.95
This stunning collection of images illustrates the incredible impact the Gemini space missions had on science and the amazing crew and spacecraft that were instrumental to the program’s success. Essential facts obtained from official NASA documents detail the science involved in reaching Earth’s orbit and remaining in space for days at a time and provide insight into the data gleaned during the Gemini missions that eventually led to landing on the Moon. Comprehensive and succinct, this guide to the Gemini missions will appeal to both new and old space enthusiasts.
Project Mercury Pocket Space Guide
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/04/01 USD9.95
Basic technical details are coupled with a complete pictorial history of Project Mercury in this compact and concise guide. Fascinating facts extracted from official NASA documents and color images of the people, machines, and methods involved in Project Mercury provide a comprehensive picture of the hundreds who helped make the program successful. Both seasoned space buffs and young adults nurturing their interest in the space program will find this an informative resource for the Project Mercury mission.
Project Constellation Pocket Space Guide
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/02/15 USD9.95
Project Constellation is NASA's initiative to develop a replacement for the aging Space Shuttle. It's main goal is to provide spacecraft for returning to the Moon by the year 2020. This Pocket Space Guide, #9 in the series, gives the background information on how the program was formed and what it is destined to accomplish.
Space Shuttle Pocket Space Guide
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/01/25 USD25.00
Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronauts' Own Words
Collins 2007/01/30 USD14.95
Pyle's useful survey of the Apollo moon program includes a brief summary of each flight and attempted flight of the great effort, from the fatal fire on Pad 34 in 1967 to the landing of a scientist on the moon in Apollo 17 in 1972. Apart from the narrative, each summary contains a modest but excellent selection of photographs and long passages of the recorded dialogue of the astronauts themselves. Much of the latter hasn't appeared in a volume as easily accessible to the general public as this one. Here are such well-known lines as "Houston, we have a problem" and "The eagle has landed." More important, here are a great many less--famous utterances. Many of them are technical, and all variously reflect the stresses, emotions, triumphs, and worries of men who really were boldly going where nobody had gone before.
Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006
Praxis 2007/01/03 USD39.95
Praxis Log of Manned Spaceflight 1961-2006 will open with a section entitled: Quest for Space, which will provide an explanation of the methods employed to get in and out of orbit and brief overviews of the different international space programmes. It will be a complete chronological log of all attempted orbital manned spaceflights, including the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s that only achieved an altitude of c. 50 miles and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There will be an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travellers and basic flight data. The main text will be a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including those strange facts and humorous stories that are connected to every mission.
Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration
Praxis 2006/11/10 USD30.00
The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11
Praxis 2006/10/01 USD39.95
On 12 April 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the Earth. One month later, President John F. Kennedy challenged the American nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out. On 16 July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin set off in Apollo 11 to attempt this audacious mission, and succeeded magnificently. This book tells the story of Apollo 11, starting with crew selection and training, the choice of the landing site, and the assembly of the space vehicle, then a detailed account of the mission, featuring the lunar landing and moonwalk, and a review of how our knowledge of the Moon's history was revolutionised as a result. The story is enlivened by dialogue between the astronauts in space and the flight controllers in Mission Control.
Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space
Firefly Books 2006/09/12 USD40.00
This pictorial history of the Kennedy Space Center boasts a highly illuminating text to go with over 150 detailed, richly reproduced photos. The remarkable achievements of NASA's glory days are fully elucidated here, including the flight of Alan Shepard, the first American to ride a rocket into space-just eleven years after the first Cape Canaveral launch-and the first Earth orbit, only a year later, by John Glenn; the journey to the moon aboard the Saturn rocket; and the development of the shuttle. A short history of rocketry includes fascinating historical photos of German engineers working on the V2, and it's to Reynold's credit that he chooses not to gloss over the program's troubling dependence on former Nazi engineers, presenting the story of America's space race with the Soviets in its full post-war context. Nor does Reynolds shrink from the disasters-the fire aboard Apollo 1 and the loss of two space shuttles-and the carelessness and pennywise cost-cutting that caused them. Reynolds concludes with chapters on non-manned space vehicles and on the future of space exploration, followed by an excellent index. Although completed prior to the recent announcements about the shuttle's successors, this book is still extremely practical and enjoyable; Chapter 12, which follows along as the space shuttle is prepared for launch, is worth the cover price alone. It's a solid historical overview, especially appealing to budding engineers between the ages of six and sixteen.
Project Apollo: The Test Program
Robert Godwin / Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2006/08/1 USD9.95
The compact and concise design of this guide to the Apollo missions belies its enormous content, with pertinent facts and color images for each mission―from Apollo 1 to Apollo 10. Providing an overall picture of the Apollo program, this guide includes sections on astronauts, mission patches, launch vehicles, command vehicles, landing vehicles, launch dates, mission objectives, flight plans, space suits, life support systems, and triumphs and failures. Both seasoned space buffs and young adults nurturing their interest in the space program will find this a perfect resource for the first 10 Apollo missions.
Team Moon : How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Catherine Thimmesh / Houghton Mifflin 2006/06/26 USD13.57
Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever―the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.
The Man Who Ran the Moon : James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo
Piers Bizony / Thunder's Mouth Press 2006/06/09 USD17.16
One man, more than any other, created the giant space agency we know today as NASA: James E. Webb. The Man Who Ran the Moon explores a time when Webb and an elite group of charismatic business associates took control of America’s Apollo moon project, sometimes with disturbing results.
Apollo : The Definitive Sourcebook
Richard W. Orloff, David M. Harland / Springer 2006/04/27 USD49.95
On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while the mothership remained in lunar orbit. To send these vehicles to the Moon would require the development of an enormous rocket. Development was protracted, but in December 1968 Apollo 8 was launched on a pioneering mission to perform an initial reconnaissance in lunar orbit. When Apollo 17 lifted off from the Moon in December 1972, the program was concluded. Now, at long last, there is a real prospect of a resumption of human exploration of the Moon. This book provides an overview of the origins of the Apollo program and descriptions of the ground facilities, launch vehicles and spacecraft that will serve as an invaluable single-volume ‘sourcebook’ for space enthusiasts, space historians, journalists, and programme-makers on radio/TV. It supplements tha other books that have focused on the politics and management of the Apollo program, the astronauts, and their training and exploits.
Apollo Moon Missions : The Unsung Heroes
Billy Watkins / Praeger Publishers 2005/12/30 USD39.95
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge: the United States would land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. It seemed like an impossible task and one that the Russians--who had launched the first satellite and put the first man into Earth orbit--would surely perform before us. The ingenuity, passion, and sacrifice of thousands of ordinary men and women, from all walks of life, enabled the space program to meet this extraordinary goal. In all, six crews would land on the moon before Congress withdrew financial backing for the program. This is the story of the men and women who worked behind the scenes, without fanfare or recognition, to make these missions a success. Thirty years later, they still speak of Apollo with pride, sometimes even awe.
Return to the Moon
Rick N. Tumlinson, Erin Medlicott / Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2005/9/1 USD9.95
Saturn V: The Complete Manufacturing And Test Records Plus Supplemental Material
Alan Lawrie / Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2005/7/1 USD18.45
NASAの発行したSATURN V News Referenceをベースに、サターンＶブースターの構造説明・開発・製造・テストの全情報を一冊にまとめた本。 詳しい構造説明だけでなく、他では見られない貴重な写真や図版も豊富。 製造されたサターンＶ全ステージ・シリアル番号の詳細な情報も読める。 まさにサターンＶのハードウェア・バイブル。 サターンＶの製造・テストの様子を記録したDVD-Rビデオディスクも付いています。
Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun
Bob Ward / US Naval Institute Press 2005/5/15 USD29.95
Foreword by John Glenn. Wernher von Braun, the father of modern rocketry, is a hero to some and villain to others, and the many books written about him are either bitterly critical or adoring. This biography is neither. After seven years of investigation, veteran aerospace journalist Bob Ward has rejected the extremes and presents a revealing, even-handed portrait of the onetime Nazi Party member who brought the United States into the Space Age. As it chronicles von Braun’s life, the book explodes many myths and misconceptions about this controversial genius.
VIRTUAL LM: A Pictoral Essay Of The Engineering And Construction Of The Apollo Lunar Module
Scott P. Sullivan / Apogee Books Space Series 2004/07/31 JPY3,118
The Apollo Lunar Module is revealed in this book to be both an engineering masterpiece and a work of art.
Building Moonships : The Grumman Lunar Module
Joshua Stoff / Arcadia Publishing 2004/04/24 JPY2,461
In 1961, after the United States had acquired a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience, President John F. Kennedy announced his plans for landing a man on the moon by 1970. The space race had begun. In 1962, after a strenuous competition, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation of Bethpage, Long Island, had won the contract to build the lunar module-the spacecraft that would take Americans to the moon. This was the first, and the only, vehicle designed to take humans from one world to another.
Light This Candle : The Life and Times of Alan Shepard--America's First Spaceman
NEAL THOMPSON / Crown Publishing Group 2004/03/05 JPY3,789
Comm Check... : The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia
Michael Cabbage, William Harwood / Free Press 2004/01/11 JPY2,255
Walking in Space: Development of Space Walking Techniques
David J. Shayler, David Shayler / Springer-Praxis 2003/11 JPY2,342
Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon
Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan, Bert Vis / Bison Bks Corp 2003/10 JPY3,155
A. Ingemar Skoog, Isaak P. Abramov, Ingemar Skoog, Isaac P. Abramov / Springer Verlag 2003/10 JPY1,801
Space Art 2004 Wall Calendar
Alan Bean / RML PRoductions 2003/08 USD13.95
This calender features the Space Arts illustrated by Apollo 12 LMP Alan Bean. The calendar lists international holidays, moon phases, important dates in Apollo history, and includes a bonus page featuring September to December 2003.
Apollo: The Lost and Forgotten Missions
David J.D Shayler, David J. Shayler / Springer Verlag 2003/08 USD39.95
Leaving Earth: Space Stations, Rival Superpowers, and the Quest for Interplanetary Travel
Robert Zimmerman / Joseph Henry Press 2003/07/01 USD18.17
Beyond the International Space Station: The Future of Human Spaceflight
Michael J. Rycroft / Kluwer Academic Pub 2003/06 USD20.97
On the Frontier: Experimental Flight at Nasa Dryden
Michael H. Gorn, Richard P. Hallion, Kevin L. Petersen / Smithsonian Institution Press 2003/06 USD27.97
International Space Station
Astrographics 2003/05/27 USD17.47
A Vision of Future Space Transportation (Apogee Books Space Series)
Tim McElyea, David Brin / Apogee Books 2003/04/03 JPY2,166
The Space Shuttle: A Photographic History
Philip S. Harrington / BrownTrout Publishers 2003/04/01 USD11.16
APOLLO EECOM:Journey of a Lifetime
Sy Liebergot with David M. Harland / Apogee Books 2003/04 USD25.95
Sy Liebergot was EECOM(Electrical Environmental and other systems in the COMmand modules officer) at Apollo missions. He was also in the control room when Apollo 13 accident occur, and stand face to face with the problem. His activity was written in "Thirteen: The Apollo Flight That Failed" too.
Nicholas de Monchaux / Copernicus Books 2003/03 USD5.99
The Soviet Space Race With Apollo
Asif A. Siddiqi / University Press of Florida 2003/02 USD24.47
Scott P. Sullivan / Apogee Books 2003/02/18 USD17.95
Apollo picture book with 3DCG. You can study Apollo Spacecraft mechanism with beautiful CG.
Apollo Soyuz: The Nasa Mission Reports
Robert Godwin / Collector's Guide Pub 2003/01/01 JPY2877
The Moonlandings : An Eyewitness Account
Reginald Turnill / Cambridge Univ Pr 2002/11/01 JPY8835
First on the Moon
Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin / William s Konecky Assoc 2002/10/01 JPY3315
Lost Spacecraft (Apogee Books Space Series)
Curt Newport / Apogee Books 2002/07/16 JPY1548
Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years -- The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words
Tony Reichhardt, Smithsonian Institution / DK Publishing 2002/06/01 JPY2761
Space: A History of Space Exploration in Photographs
Andrew Chaikin / Natl Book Network 2002/05/01 JPY3873
Children of Apollo
Mark R. Whittington / Xlibris Corporation 2002/04/01 JPY4089
Space Shuttle Decision, 1965-1972 (History of the Space Shuttle, Volume 1)
T. A. Heppenheimer / Smithsonian Institution Press 2002/02/01 JPY1102
Adam Bartos, Svetlana Boym / Princeton Architectural Press 2001/11/01 JPY3,180
The Right Stuff: A Novel
Tom Wolfe / Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub 2001/10/15 JPY5054
Project Mercury: Nasa's First Manned Space Programme (Springer-Praxis Books in Astronomy and Space Sciences)
John Catchpole / Springer Verlag 2001/10/01 JPY3055