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Apollo 13 Owners' Workshop Manual: An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission
Zenith Press 2013/10/03 USD22.19
The world-famous Apollo 13 mission and dramatic explosion on the service module, captured in technical detail like you’ve never seen before. On April 13, 1970, NASA’s Apollo 13 suffered a near-catastrophic explosion in space. The planned lunar landing that day was promptly called off, and a new challenge prioritized: get the spacecraft safely back to Earth.
Below Tranquility Base
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2013/10/01 USD13.95
On July 16, 1969 at 8:27 am, Flight Director Cliff Charlesworth polled the flight controllers in the Houston Mission Operations Control Room asking for a final GO/NO-GO for the launch of Apollo 11. He ran through his list, “BOOSTER, how are you?” “We’re GO, FLIGHT.” “EECOM?” “GO, FLIGHT.” Finally he reached the fifth call out on his list, “NETWORK, you got it all? Everything up?” “That’s affirmative, FLIGHT.” A twenty-eight year old U.S. Air Force captain, liberal arts graduate, and history major, sitting in a room full of bona fide rocket scientists, had just committed a worldwide network of tracking stations, ships, and aircraft to the successful completion of man’s first attempt to land on an extraterrestrial body.
Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space
University Press of Florida 2013/09/10 USD21.05
Engineer, astronaut, and moonwalker, Young looks back over his participation in the space program, from the days of testing fighter jets in the 1950s to the last space shuttle mission. He chronicles his first experience with leaking O-ring seals as (the flaw that destroyed the space shuttle Challenger) a test pilotsetting the stage for his continued obsession with flight safety and his guilt at not personally checking every aspect of the design for the Challenger. Between these two events lay the heady early days of the astronaut program, Gemini missions, loops around the moon, and finally, landing there as leader of the Apollo 16 mission.
Apollo 11: The History and Legacy of the First Moon Landing
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2013/08/26 USD9.99
Apollo 11’s trip to the Moon may have started on that day in 1969, but the journey had begun over a decade earlier as part of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. While landing on the Moon was a noble goal proposed as early as 1961 by President Kennedy, NASA and the nation as a whole moved with urgency simply to best the Soviet Union, which had spent the 1950s beating America to important space-related firsts, including launching the first satellite and cosmonaut in orbit. In fact, President Eisenhower’s administration began the design for the Apollo program in 1960 in hopes of getting a head start to the Moon, despite the fact the plans originated a year before the first Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, orbited the Earth and two years before John Glenn did.
Mischief at Michoud
Tate Publishing 2013/07/16 USD19.99
Never before has the history of the Apollo Program been told like this. Author Sara Howard, herself one of the very rare women engineers on Apollo, takes the reader down from the Moon to the peons in the pits. She worked in Louisiana on the first stage of the Saturn V at the Michoud facility. Sara has an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Astronomy from Louisiana State University. Her first book is in the Smithsonian Library among others. This is her story before and after
Skylab Saturn Ib Flight Manual
Periscope Film LLC 2013/06/26 USD23.55
Created as an aid for the astronauts training for Skylab missions, this Skylab Saturn IB Flight Manual is a comprehensive reference that contains descriptions of ground support interfaces, prelaunch operations, and emergency procedures. It also summarizes mission variables and constraints, mission control monitoring and data flow during launch and flight. Launch vehicle SL-2 (SA-206; first Skylab manned mission) was used as the baseline for the manual, but the material is also representative of the SL-3 and SL-4 launch vehicles. Also known as the "Uprated Saturn I", Saturn IB was first launched in 1966.
Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972
Zenith Press 2013/05/26 USD30.39
Featuring a wealth of rare photographs, artwork, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo recaptures the excitement of the USA’s journey to the moon. From the adventurous astronauts to the scientists and engineers who designed and built the state-of-the-art spacecraft, Reynolds covers every aspect of this epic voyage. Through concise description, he introduces the uninitiated to this thrilling episode in U.S. history while also providing engaging details for the space aficionado.
The Soyuz Launch Vehicle: The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph
Springer 2013/03/12 USD35.96
This remarkable book gives a complete and accurate description of the two lives of Soyuz, chronicling the recent cooperative space endeavors of Europe and Russia. The book is presented in two parts: Christian Lardier chronicles the “first life” in Russia while Stefan Barensky explores its “second life,” covering Starsem, the Franco-Russian company and implementation of technology for the French Guiana Space Agency by ESA. Part One has been developed from Russian sources, providing a descriptive approach to very technical issues. The second part of the book tells the contemporary story of the second life of Soyuz, gathered from Western sources and interviews with key protagonists.
Johnson Space Center: (Images of Aviation)
Arcadia Publishing; 1st Ed. edition 2013/02/04 USD19.86
NASA 's Johnson Space Center (JSC ) in Houston, Texas, has been the home of human spaceflight operations since its inception in 1961. The first US manned spaceflight controlled from its iconic Mission Control Center was in 1965. From JSC 's control center, engineers also helped place humans on another celestial body for the first time, operated 135 Space Shuttle missions, and expanded human spaceflight to an international endeavor. Housed on more than 1,600 acres just south of downtown Houston, the center is the curator for the precious samples returned from the moon, the base for the training of astronauts, and the developer of innovative engineering to support future exploration deep into the solar system and world-class technical research on earth.
Lunar Module LM 10 Thru LM 14 Vehicle Familiarization Manual
Periscope Film LLC 2013/01/01 USD18.05
Originally created for NASA in 1969 by prime contractor Grumman, this Lunar Module Vehicle Familiarization Manual was mandatory reading for Apollo astronauts, contractors and NASA support staff. This version of the manual describes the so-called ELM, or Extended Lunar Modules designed for the "J"class missions Apollo 15-17 and the never-flown Apollo 18 and 19. The ELM came about as part of NASA's efforts to enhance the scientific study of the Moon and its geology. To do that, longer surface stays would be needed. To make it possible, LM 10 to LM 14 received various modifications intended to increase their payloads, and allow them to return larger samples to Earth.
The Eagle Has Landed: The Story of Apollo 11
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012/12/14 USD17.60
On July 20, 1969, as a worldwide television audience of 500 million watched, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the Moon. Nearly a half-century later, Armstrong's words still resonate: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The historic Space Race began with the Soviet Union launching the world's first orbiting satellite, Sputnik, on October 4, 1957 and ended with the successful Apollo 11 mission.
Lunar Rover Manual: 1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer)
Haynes Publishing UK 2012/12/01 USD23.10
Continuing the popular Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual space series, which currently comprises Apollo 11 Manual and NASA Space Shuttle Manual, this unique book provides an insight into the only car ever built to be driven on the surface of another world. With a Foreword by the first Apollo astronaut to drive it on the Moon, Dave Scott, and published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of mankind’s final drive on the Moon in December 2012. The book is part mechanical guide, illustrated with many of the technical drawings from the time, and part narrative-driven story of engineering ingenuity and human triumph. It draws on the rich NASA photographic archive and the complete transcripts of the crews' reaction to driving across the Moon, which the authors have an un-paralleled knowledge and experience of working with.
LIFE Neil Armstrong 1930-2012: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
Life 2012/10/16 USD4.99
When the boy from Ohio was growing up he became obsessed with flight-he piloted a plane before he drove a car. He raptly followed the exploits of Chuck Yeager in the Bell X-1, and wondered if he himself might have the right stuff one day. As he saw the Mercury 7 astronauts assembled, he lamented that he had been born a generation too late for the great adventure into outer space. But Neil Armstrong's chance would come. His colleagues in the Gemini and Apollo programs wondered at his preternatural calm as he piloted through near-death experiences, and then, finally, in 1969, the Eagle landed, and Armstrong took "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." He was instantly declared an American hero, but was he one?
Apollo Spacecraft Familiarization Manual
Military Bookshop 2012/06/13 USD24.95
This manual provides general introductory data for personnel associated with the Apollo program. Each command and service module system is discussed in general terms, but with sufficient detail to convey a clear understanding of the systems. In addition, the Apollo earth orbit and lunar landing missions are described, planned, completed, and test programs or missions are identified. Manufacturing, training equipment, ground support equipment, space vehicles and the lunar module are all covered in gross terms.
Saturn IB / Saturn V Rocket Payload Planner's Guide
Periscope Film LLC 2012/06/05 USD15.40
Developments of America's first heavy lift space rocket Saturn I, the Saturn IB and Saturn V propelled America's space program during the Apollo and Skylab eras. First launched in 1966, Saturn IB replaced the Saturn I's S-IV second stage with the more powerful S-IVB. It could carry a partially fueled Apollo Command / Service Module or fully fueled Lunar Module into low Earth orbit, allowing critical testing of these systems to be conducted long before the Saturn V was ready. It also flew one orbital mission without a payload, with the extra fuel used to demonstrate that the S-IVB's J-2 engine could be restarted in zero gravity - a critical operation for translunar injection. The Saturn IB produced thrust equivalent to 1.6 million pounds force, and could carry 46,000 pounds of payload to low Earth orbit.
From The TRENCH of Mission Control to the Craters of the Moon: "The early years of America's human space program: Stories from the men of Mission Control's Flight Dynamics group: The Trench"
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012/06/03 USD25.00
“The early years of America’s human space program: Stories from the men of Mission Control’s Flight Dynamics group: The Trench”
Apollo Operations Handbook Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit
Periscope Film LLC 2012/04/15 USD21.45
The result of eighteen years of design and research, the A7L and A7LB spacesuits served during the Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz missions. Designed by International Latex Corporation (ILC) Dover and with a life support backpack provided by Hamilton Standard, the A7L featured a water-cooled undergarment, an inner blue pressurized layer, and a tough white nylon outer hull. After the disastrous Apollo I fire, ILC produced a version that utilized beta cloth that is fire resistant up to 650 degrees Celsius. Two basic versions of the suit were used during Apollo: an EV A7L configuration for the command module pilot (CMP) that provided low pressure and fire protection as well as protection for free-space EVA, and the EV A7L PGA configuration that provided additional protection from the lunar surface environment. Apollo 7-14 used the A7L design that provided six hours of primary and thirty minutes of emergency life support. The longer "J" missions 15, 16 and 17 utilized the A7LB suit that extended
The Final Journey of the Saturn V
University of Akron Press 2012/04/01 USD22.48
The Saturn V can be considered one of mankind’s greatest achievements. The outcome of President Kennedy’s 1961 call to put a man on the moon, the Saturn V is a technological marvel that stood more than 36 stories tall. An enormous workforce of engineers, scientists, welders, barge captains, and computer programmers spent an untold number of hours on design, logistics, manufacturing, quality control, and more to launch the Saturn. Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind” was the culmination of a focused effort to beat the Soviets and prove American ingenuity and productivity was beyond doubt.
Oral Histories of NASA Flight Dynamics Controllers: recollections of NASA Flight Dynamics Controllers
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012/03/09 USD8.00
Many of the contributions of varous peoples involved in the NASA Manned Spacecraft program were recorded in their own words. A subset of these recollections from individuals who served in the Flight Dynamics Branch of Mission Control have been transcribed and reprinted in this compendium of Oral
Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle Operations Handbook
Periscope Film LLC 2012/01/25 USD23.76
Developed in only 17 months at a cost of 38 million dollars, the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) greatly expanded the survey range of the astronauts on Apollo 15, 16 and 17. Designed to operate in the low-gravity vacuum of the Moon, the LRV boasted an ingenious design that allowed it to be folded up and stored inside the Lunar Module. It would then be deployed using a system of pulleys and brake reels. The LRV's frame was made of aluminum alloy 2219 tubing assemblies, giving the vehicle a fairly small mass of 210kg but allowing it to carry up to 490kg on the lunar surface. The LRV's lightweight tires were made of zinc-coated steel strands with titanium chevrons and aluminum hubs, and offered a ground clearance of 36cm. The LRV featured two side-by-side, foldable seats, a TV camera, and a dish antenna.
U. S. Spacesuits
Springer 2011/11/02 USD35.96
Spacesuits are far more than garments. They are a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world, and a last refuge for survival in a disaster. Creating safe, reliable, and comfortable spacesuits is an ongoing challenge that has spanned over four decades. "U. S. Spacesuits, 2nd Edition" by Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann details the technical evolution of U. S. spacesuits from their roots in high altitude aviation and vacuum tube development to present day, with an additional look into the future. This primary source of spacesuit information explains the functions, historical development, and use of spacesuits from a worldwide perspective. In this new edition, the authors update the story of U.S. spacesuit development and efforts, from the design challenges modern engineers face to the latest roles of spacesuits in space exploration.
Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (MIT Press)
The MIT Press 2011/09/30 USD22.78
As Apollo 11's Lunar Module descended toward the moon under automatic control, a program alarm in the guidance computer's software nearly caused a mission abort. Neil Armstrong responded by switching off the automatic mode and taking direct control. He stopped monitoring the computer and began flying the spacecraft, relying on skill to land it and earning praise for a triumph of human over machine. In Digital Apollo, engineer-historian David Mindell takes this famous moment as a starting point for an exploration of the relationship between humans and computers in the Apollo program.
Saturn V Apollo Lunar Orbital Rendezvous Planning Guide
Apogee Prime 2011/07/15 USD24.95
The Saturn V Apollo Lunar Orbital Rendezvous Planning Guide is a reprint of a rare document from the early 1960s in which the whole Apollo moon landing mission was presented and illustrated. The book includes a large fold-out of the Apollo mission as well as a fold-out of the Saturn V moon rocket. It includes illustrations of early iterations of the Lunar Module, maps of the Cape Canaveral launch sites, launch schedules for all of the Apollo test flights, detailed specifications and schematics of the Saturn V launch vehicle stages, construction schedules, engine summaries, information on the VAB, mobile crawlers, Umbilical towers, a DVD and more
Saturn V Flight Manual
Periscope Film LLC 2011/06/18 USD20.44
Designed by Wernher von Braun and Arthur Rudolph at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Saturn V rocket represents the pinnacle of 20th Century technological achievement. The only launch vehicle in history to transport astronauts beyond Low Earth Orbit, the Saturn V delivered 24 men to the moon. To this day it holds records as the tallest (363 feet), heaviest (nearly 7 million lbs.) and most powerful (over 7.6 million pounds-force of thrust) launch vehicle ever produced. It also remains one of the most reliable, achieving 12 successful launches with one partial failure ― the unmanned Apollo 6 which suffered vibration damage on lift-off, resulting in a sub-standard orbit.
NASA Project Gemini Familiarization Manual Manned Satellite Spacecraft
Periscope Film LLC 2011/05/26 USD40.45
Just ten days after Alan Shepard Jr. became America's first man in space on May 5, 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation, suggesting that the United States should land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. The ambitious goal of Project Apollo required a series of intermediate steps, which were to be explored by Project Gemini. Created on January 3, 1962, Project Gemini's objectives were many. During ten manned flights in 1965 and 1966, astronauts would perform spacewalks, rendezvous with orbiting vehicles using maneuvering and propulsion systems, and perform docking tests.
Project Mercury Familiarization Manual Manned Satellite Capsule
Periscope Film LLC 2011/05/18 USD28.00
On October 4, 1957 at 10:28 Moscow time, a rocket carrying the world's first orbiting satellite roared into space, signaling a new era in human history and the beginning of the so-called "space race" - an epic rivalry pitting the technological know-how of the Soviet Union against that of the United States. Despite some highly publicized failures, the USA managed to answer the Russians with the successful launch of Explorer 1 in January of 1958. The next major milestone would be to put a human into orbit, a goal that defined the USA's Project Mercury. After a long series of test launches including a sub-orbital flight with the chimp Ham on board, Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
NASA Space Shuttle Manual: An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals)
Zenith Press 2011/04/18 USD44.32
Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2011. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction, and operation. The Shuttle’s internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical-power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, landing, and avionics systems.
LEM Lunar Excursion Module Familiarization Manual
Periscope Film LLC 2011/03/09 USD15.40
Designed by Grumman's brilliant Tom Kelly, the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (or "LEM" for short) was a triumph of purpose-built engineering. In the six years 1962-1968 between drawing board and first flight, a myriad of challenges were overcome related to weight, reliability and safety. The final design, designated the Lunar Module or "LM", boasted tiny windows instead of large portholes, four legs instead of five and most famously had no seats ― instead relying on the astronauts' legs to cushion a lunar landing.
The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (Dover Books on Astronomy)
Dover Publications 2011/01/14 USD29.95
The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight, in which teams from the two nations met in orbit to test an international docking system and conduct both collaborative and independent studies. Although primarily a symbol of international goodwill, the mission provided useful experience for future cooperative ventures between the two nations. This authorized NASA history features many fascinating interviews with participants as well as firsthand observations of ASTP activities.
Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of NASA's Apollo Lunar Expeditions
Dover Publications 2010/12/22 USD20.92
This official NASA history chronicles the behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation during the Apollo expeditions. It shows how the space agency's scientists, who were primarily interested in the moon itself, worked out their differences with the engineers, who were charged with the astronauts' safe landing and return. The close collaboration between the scientists and engineers ensured the success of a program that remains a major achievement for both fields.
The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation
Praxis 2010/07/12 USD42.70
Designing a mission for a flight to the Moon requires balancing the demands of a wide array of spacecraft systems, with the details of tending each component generating complex and often contradictory requirements. More than any other system in the Apollo spacecraft, the Apollo Guidance Computer drove the capabilities of the lunar missions. In the 1960's, most computers filled an entire room yet the spacecraft's computer was required to be compact and require little power.
Apollo Spacecraft - News Reference
Periscope Film LLC / ApogeeBooks 2005/11/26 USD60.00
NASAが発行したApollo Spacecraft News Referenceの復刻版です。 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。 設計者によるアポロ宇宙船(CSM)と月着陸船(LM)のハードウェアに関する詳細な説明が500ページにわたって書かれているマニュアルで、 本物はオークションで $6,000を超える金額で取り引きされています。 このレプリカは、表紙も全てのページもオリジナルそのまま。 さらにLMの開発記録映像と静止画を大量に格納したDVDディスクが付いてUSD60.00です。 長らく出版社であるApogee Booksからの直販だけでしか購入できませんでしたが、2011年6月より一般書店でも扱われるようになりました。
Haynes Nasa Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)
Haynes Publishing 2009/12/01 USD32.95
アポロ計画とアポロ１１号を紹介するムック。 全ページカラーで、写真、図面も多く眺めるだけでも楽しめます。 米ソの宇宙開発レースからアポロ計画の全貌、サターンＶ、アポロ宇宙船、コンピューター、宇宙服、通信など、 アポロに関わるメカが当時の写真とともに詳しく解説されています。
Soyuz: A Universal Spacecraft
Springer 2009/02/22 USD34.23
Rex Hall and Dave Shayler provide a unique history of the Soyuz spacecraft programme from conception, through development to its use, detailed in the only English language book available on this topic. Planned for publication in 2003, it will celebrate 40 years since the original concept of the Soyuz craft.
Around the World in 84 Days: The Authorized Biography of Skylab Astronaut Jerry Carr
Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2008/01/01 USD19.95
For 84 days-from November 16, 1973, to February 8, 1974-mission commander Jerry Carr orbited the Earth on board the American space station Skylab 4, setting a new record for time in space. Had the Apollo 19 mission not been cancelled, Carr could have been the 16th man to walk on the Moon. Covering his record-setting time in space as well as his training in the U.S. Marine Corps, his career with NASA, and his retirement years, this biography brings the story of Gerald P. Carr to life.
The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration
Cambridge University Press 2007/12/31 USD175.00
Bringing together a wealth of information from many sources, including some material never before published, this atlas is a comprehensive reference on lunar exploration. It tells the story of every spacecraft mission to the Moon since the dawn of the space age, illustrating each account with a unique combination of maps and annotated photographs. Many of the illustrations were created especially for this atlas, including panoramic photographs from every lunar mission. The missions are listed in chronological order, providing readers with an easy to follow history of lunar missions. Special attention has been given to describing the processes involved in choosing landing sites for Apollo and its precursors. The atlas also includes missions that were planned but never flown, before looking ahead to future missions as the world's space agencies prepare for a new phase of lunar exploration.
The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/11/1 USD24.95
From single-seat landers to rocket backpacks and lunar bulldozers, this study takes readers into the imagination of the world’s top aerospace engineers by presenting NASA’s lunar spacecraft research. A unique blend of history and imagination, this resource covers not only the actual exploration of the moon conducted during the Apollo program of the 1960s and 1970s, but also includes a presentation of dozens of spacecraft that were never built. Vivid, colorful renderings of the conceptual crafts-many of which are not available anywhere else-are also included, providing a visual progression of NASA’s technological advancements.
America In Space: NASA's First Fifty Years
Abrams Books 2007/10/1 USD50.00
NASA launches a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary in the fall of 2007, and Abrams is privileged to publish this visual history of its many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel. Written and edited by a team of experienced NASA staffers, and illustrated with many unpublished and rare photographs from the voluminous NASA archives scattered across the country, America in Space offers an unparalleled vision of half a century of exploration and discovery.
How Apollo Flew to the Moon
Praxis 2007/10 USD29.95
Out of the technological battlefield of World War II came a team of gifted German engineers and designers who developed the vengeance weapon, the V-2, which evolved into the peaceful, powerful Saturn V rocket to take men to the Moon. David Woods tells the exciting story, starting from America’s post war astronautical research facilities, that used the V-2 for the development of the robust, resilient and reliable Saturn V launcher. He describes the initial launches through manned orbital spaceflights, comprehensively detailing each step, including computer configuration, the role of ground control, trajectory planning, lunar orbiting, separation of the lander, walking and working on the Moon, retrieval of the lunar astronauts and returning to Earth in this massive technical accomplishment.
Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age
Times Books 2007/09/18 USD26.00
The spy planes were driving Nikita Khrushchev mad. Whenever America wanted to peer inside the Soviet Union, it launched a U-2, which flew too high to be shot down. But Sergei Korolev, Russia’s chief rocket designer, had a riposte: an artificial satellite that would orbit the earth and cross American skies at will. On October 4, 1957, the launch of Korolev’s satellite, Sputnik, stunned the world.
Astronautics: Book 2: To the Moon and Towards the Future
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/09/01 USD24.95
An accessible and elucidating account of the events surrounding America's commitment to land a man on the moon, this follow-up book demonstrates how that venture shaped the future of space exploration. Topics ranging from the Gemini, Voskhod, Soyuz, and Apollo programs to the development of the space shuttle and the evolution of the International Space Station are detailed. The politics and contemporary events of the period and how they influenced space exploration are also explored.
In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
University of Nebraska Press 2007/09/01 USD29.95
In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. While describing awe-inspiring technical achievements, the authors go beyond the missions and the competition of the space race to focus on the people who made it all possible. Their book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon.
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
Penguin 2007/08/28 USD18.00
A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who contributed their brain power, training and teamwork on Earth. In his preface Chaikin writes, "We touched the face of another world and became a people without limits."
The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program: 50 Years After Sputnik, New Frontiers
Springer 2007/08 USD34.95
The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program looks at the Russian space programme in 2007, 50 years after Sputnik. Brian Harvey covers all the key elements of the current Russian space programme, from manned to unmanned missions; the various types of unmanned applications programmes; the military programme; the infrastructure of production, launch centres and tracking; the commercialization of the programme and its relationship with western companies; and the programme in a comparative global context. Strong emphasis is placed on Russia’s future space intentions and on new programmes and missions in prospect, such as Soyuz in Kourou, Kliper, Phobos Grunt and the Angara launcher. End matter contains a list of all missions since January 1991 to December 2006.
Astronautics: Book 1: Dawn of the Space Age
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. 2007/07/01 USD24.95
Chronicling the history of space rocketry, this resource details the discoveries and engineering innovations that have occurred-in both the United States and the former Soviet Union?from World War II to the early 1970s. From European war missiles to multibillion dollar spacecraft that orbit the earth today, this sourcebook covers the evolution of rocketry in great detail and discusses the impact rocket science has had on other areas of humanity. Filled with fascinating facts from history without technical jargon and specialized language, this reference will interest both space enthusiasts and general readers alike.
Sputnik: The Shock of the Century
Walker & Company 2007/06/26 USD19.95
Dickson (The Electronic Battlefield) chronicles in detail the Soviet satellite Sputnik. The Soviet Union was propelled into international prominence on October 4, 1957, by becoming the first nation to successfully launch a satellite, beating the American program by several months. The Soviet spacecraft panicked Americans, who constantly looked up into the sky, spoke in hushed tones and feared that the satellite presaged an atomic attack. President Eisenhower remained calm and tried to lead the country through the media-generated crisis, but the Sputnik "debacle" helped the Democrats in the next election. Dickson chronicles the history of rocket research, including Nazi successes during WWII. American and Soviet troops vied to seize German scientists and hardware. Dickson examines the feuding between the services for control of the space program and candidly exposes the reasons for the lag in American research. Eisenhower gets high marks for his quiet mastery of the situation, pleased that the Soviets were first into space, since that set off a race to improve American education, even as it fueled an outbreak of UFO hysteria. Dickson, whose bibliography runs to 19 pages, completely understands the lure and lore of Sputnik and has done a solid job of synthesizing prior books on the subject.
DK ADULT 2007/06/04 USD40.00
Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first space flight, this beautifully illustrated book about the history of man in space covers every detail of the quest for the final frontier, from the first spaceflight to today's missions and beyond. With a foreword by Buzz Aldrin and hundreds of photographs, Space Flight celebrates human achievement in outer space. AUTHOR BIO: Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College, London and science communication at Imperial College, London. He has acted as a consultant on and contributor to numerous popular science books. He is the author of several books, including The Universe and How to See It and was a major contributor to DK's Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide.
Dark Side of the Moon
Viking Books 2007/05/01 USD22.95
The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement
Praxis 2007/05 USD34.95
This successor edition will be lengthened, drawing on the latest satellite data to emphasize the power potential and communications advantages of Malapert Mountain in the South Polar region of the Moon, being the optimum location for the establishment of the first lunar base. It will follow the same theme as THE MOON 1st edition: concepts of space exploration from the Moon and discussions of Earth benefits will be expanded. A colour section depicting graphic images will be added in the 2nd edition and the number of appendices will be reduced.
On the Moon: The Apollo Journals
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.