The Partnership

Author: Edward Clinton Ezell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135918
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978 edition.

An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure

Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486604136
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rigorous examination of relationship between loss of energy, mass, and radius of stars in a steady state. Unabridged, corrected republication of original (1939) edition. "The material is throughout presented with enviable crispness and clarity of expression. The work will undoubtedly become an indispensable handbook for future researchers in the field." — Nature.

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Author: William David Compton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613556X
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This official NASA history traces behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation between scientists and engineers. The first half concerns preparations for the Moon landings, and the second half documents the flights that followed Apollo 11. 1989 edition.

Before This Decade Is Out

Author: Glen E. Swanson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486483835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These oral histories by major participants in the Apollo program relive the events that culminated in the 1969 moon landing. Recollections of 14 participants include comments by NASA administrators James Webb and Thomas O. Paine; Wernher von Braun, architect of the Saturn V rocket; and astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Charles Duke. 69 black-and-white illustrations.

Apollo Expeditions to the Moon

Author: Edgar M. Cortright
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135578
Format: PDF
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Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.

Project Vanguard

Author: Constance McLaughlin Green
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141535
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This authoritative, illustrated history chronicles the Vanguard project, which placed one of the United States' earliest successful man-made satellites into Earth orbit. It analyzes scientific and technical challenges, impact on subsequent missions, and Cold War influences.

Chariots for Apollo

Author: Courtney G. Brooks
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140938
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This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.

On Mars

Author: Edward Clinton Ezell
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494755355
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although it was only designed for a ninety-day surface mission, the Viking 1 lander ultimately transmitted science messages to Earth for seven years. This authoritative history chronicles the remarkable achievements of the Viking program during its first three decades. Commissioned by NASA, it recounts the events surrounding the first planetary landing on Earth's closest neighbor and the first on-site search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. It also portrays a human drama in which thousands of professionals from government, industry, and academia joined together to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This history begins with a survey of the qualities that make the surface and atmosphere of Mars prime targets for scientific investigation. A retrospective of NASA's Mariner program follows, detailing the series of robotic interplanetary probes that led to the initiation of the Viking program in 1968. The authors trace the ensuing technological developments, including the first lander vehicles and orbiter. They also profile the cooperation of managerial, technical, and scientific teams during the mission's data-gathering and analysis phases. The final chapters outline the scientific results of the Viking investigations, examine some of the unresolved questions, and consider possible future explorations.

Introduction to Astrophysics

Author: Jean Dufay
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486607712
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A concrete, mid-level treatment, this readable and authoritative translation from the French provides an excellent guide to observational astrophysics. Methods of research and observation receive as much attention as results. Topics include stellar photometry and spectroscopy, classification and properties of normal stars, construction of Hertzsprung- Russell diagrams, Yerkes two-dimensional classification, and much more. Reprint of Introduction à l’astrophysique: les étoiles, Max Leclerc et Cie, 1961.

Stamping the Earth from Space

Author: Renato Dicati
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319207563
Format: PDF
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This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing, mapping of the surface, observation of the oceans and marine environments, geodesy, and the study of life and ecological systems. Stamping the Earth from Space presents the results obtained with the thousands of satellites launched by the two former superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, and also those of the many missions carried out by the ESA, individual European countries, Japan, China, India, and the many emerging space nations. Beautifully illustrated, it contains almost 1100 color reproductions of philatelic items. In addition to topical stamps and thematic postal documents, the book provides an extensive review of astrophilatelic items. The most important space missions are documented through event covers and cards canceled at launch sites, tracking stations, research laboratories, and mission control facilities.