Incredible Stories From Space

Author: Nancy Atkinson
Editor: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143296
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Experience the Amazing Unmanned Journeys to Explore the Universe In Incredible Stories from Space, veteran space journalist Nancy Atkinson shares compelling insights from over 35 NASA scientists and engineers, taking readers behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond. Weaving together one-on-one interviews along with the extraordinary sagas of the spacecraft themselves, this book chronicles the struggles and triumphs of nine current space missions and captures the true spirit of exploration and discovery. Full color images throughout reveal scientific discoveries and the stunning, breathtaking views of our universe, sent back to Earth by our robotic emissaries to the cosmos. -Travel along with the first mission to Pluto -Explore Mars alongside the Curiosity Rover -Join the unprecedented hunt for extrasolar planets -Unlock the mysteries of the cosmos with the iconic Hubble Space Telescope -Discover the latest findings in our solar system -See the future of space exploration with a preview of upcoming missions

Amazing Stories Of The Space Age

Author: Rod Pyle
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633882225
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Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some were designed but not built; others were built but not flown; and a few were flown to failure but little reported: A giant rocket that would use atomic bombs as propulsion (never mind the fallout), military bases on the moon that could target enemies on earth with nuclear weapons, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet spy satellites in space, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the death of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the mysterious Russian space shuttle that flew only once and was then scrapped--these are just some of the unbelievable tales that Pyle has found in once top-secret documents as well as accounts that were simply lost for many decades. These stories, complimented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, tell of a time when nothing was too off-the-wall to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. Readers will be fascinated, amused, and sometimes chilled.

Heroes Of The Space Age

Author: Rod Pyle
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633885259
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Featuring Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin! A NASA insider tells the exciting story of the people, both well-known and unrecognized, who were responsible for so many daring space missions. Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle profiles the remarkable pilots, scientists, and engineers whose work was instrumental in space missions to every corner of our solar system and beyond. Besides heralded names like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Gene Kranz, the author highlights some of the "hidden figures" who played crucial roles in the success of NASA, Soviet, and international space exploration. For example, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel into space, aboard Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6. American Margaret Hamilton was an accomplished mathematician and one of the first female software engineers to design programs for spaceflight, software that proved critical to the success of the moon landing. And Pete Conrad, "salty sailor of the skies," flew twice in the Gemini programs, landed on the moon in Apollo 12, and was the commander of the first crew to visit America's new Skylab space station--its first ever--in 1973. Complemented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, these stories of the highly talented and dedicated people, many of whom worked tirelessly behind the scenes, will fascinate and inspire.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Interplanetary Robots

Author: Rod Pyle
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1633885038
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A NASA insider tells the exciting story of robotic space missions to explore the solar system. Exploring the planets has been a goal of America's space program since the dawn of the space race. This insider's perspective examines incredible missions of robotic spacecraft to every corner of our solar system and beyond. Some were flown into glory, while others were planned and relegated to dusty filing cabinets. All were remarkable in their aspirations. Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle profiles both the remarkable spacecraft and the amazing scientists and engineers who made them possible. From the earliest sprints past Venus and Mars to Voyager1's current explorations of the space between the stars, this exciting book sheds new light on ever-more ambitious journeys designed to increase the human reach into the solar system. Drawing on his perspective as a writer for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ground zero for NASA's planetary exploration, the author further details plans now in development to look for signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa, submarines that will dive into the hazy hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn's moon Titan, and intelligent spacecraft that will operate for months without human intervention on Mars and in the outer solar system well into the 2030s. Equally compelling are programs of exploration that were considered but never left the drawing board, such as automobile-sized biology laboratories designed for a Mars landing in the 1960s and plans to detonate atomic bombs on the moon. Complemented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, these stories of incredible engineering achievements, daring imaginations, and technological genius will fascinate and inspire.

Eight Years To The Moon

Author: Nancy Atkinson
Editor: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624144918
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look At NASA’s incredible Journey to the Moon Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASA’s mission to complete “the greatest adventure on which humankind ever embarked.” This incredible account is a keepsake celebrating some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. Told through over 60 personal interviews and oral histories, as well as personal photographs, this tribute to the men and women who made the Apollo 11 mission a reality chronicles the highs and lows that accompanied the race to the Moon: the devastating flash fire that killed the crew of Apollo 1; the awe of those who saw their years-in-the-making contributions to space exploration blast off from Cape Canaveral; the knuckle-biting descent of Apollo 11 to the lunar surface; a near-catastrophic event on the crew’s flight home; the infectious excitement and jubilation across the world after the astronauts returned safely to Earth. These little-known stories of the dedicated engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the 1960s reveal the “hows” of the Apollo missions and bring to life the wonder and excitement of humanity’s first steps on the Moon.

Amazing Stories

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Space World

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The Diary Of A Space Traveller And Other Stories

Author: Satyajit Ray
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184753306
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It all began with the fall of a meteorite and the crater it made. In its centre was a red notebook, sticking out of the ground—the first (or was it really the last?) of Professor Shonku’s diaries. Professor Trilokeshwar Shonku, eccentric genius and scientist, disappeared without a trace after he shot off into space in a rocket from his backyard in Giridih, accompanied by his loyal but not-toointelligent servant Prahlad, his cat Newton, and Bidhushekhar, his robot with an attitude. What has become of the professor? Has he decided to stay on in Mars, his original destination? Or has he found his way to some other planet and is living there with strange companions? His last diary tells an incredible story . . . Other diaries unearthed from his abandoned laboratory reveal stranger and even more exciting adventures involving a ferocious sadhu, a revengeful mummy and a mad scientist in Norway who turns famous men into six-inch statues. Exciting, imaginative and funny, the stories in this collection capture the sheer magic of Ray’s lucid language, elegant style, graphic descriptions and absurd humour. The indomitable Professor Shonku has returned, to win himself over a whole new band of followers!

Amazing Stories Winter 2018

Author: Amazing Stories
Editor: The Experimenter Publishing Company, LLC
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Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons. The Amazing Stories Winter 2018 issue (the 615th issue since 1926) includes work by: • Allen M. Steele • Gary Dalkin • Jack Clemons • Lena Ng • Marina J. Lostetter • Neal Holtschulte • Daniel M. Kimmel • Jule Novakova • G. Scott Huggins • Noah Chinn • Vonnie Winslow Crist • Steve Fahnestalk • Shirley Meier

Lost In Outer Space The Incredible Journey Of Apollo 13 Lost 2

Author: Tod Olson
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545928176
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April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.

Incredible Lego Creations From Space With Bricks You Already Have

Author: Sarah Dees
Editor: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624149111
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3, 2, 1 . . . Blastoff To Your Next LEGO® Space Adventure! Turn your bucket of LEGO® bricks into fun new space expeditions—complete with epic spaceships, kooky aliens and cool vehicles! Bestselling author and unmatched LEGO® mastermind Sarah Dees is back with 25 new, out-of-this-world projects to launch playtime to a whole new level. Every amazing LEGO® creation in this book is assembled from bricks you already own, and comes with step-by-step instructions, detailed picture guides and helpful parts lists. While building your epic LEGO® landscapes, get to know the fun adventure stories that go along with them. Each chapter has a lovable, rag-tag team of fearless space explorers, daring astronauts, smart scientists and dangerous aliens to explore and travel with. Fly the Galaxy 10 Space Shuttle and help Captain Cal Galvian get safely to Planet Plexar. Man the Police Cruiser Space Jail with officers Carlos and Astrid. Build a whole Space Station, complete with a Flight Simulator, a Weightlessness Trainer and a Rocket Launch Pad to prepare future astronauts Garrett and Levi for liftoff. Don’t just build endless, incredible galaxies—customize them! Upgrade your speedy Sky Hawk Cruiser with a fresh green coat. Give your Cragulon Aliens a makeover with crazy purple heads. These unique projects will guide you through the magic and wonder of the universe, so you can discover a whole new world of fun at your fingertips. Keep the LEGO fun going with these other books in Sarah Dees's bestselling LEGO series: - Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have (more than 100,000 copies sold!) - Genius LEGO Inventions with Bricks You Already Have - Epic LEGO Adventures with Bricks You Already Have

Books For You

Author: National Council of Teachers of English
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Interim Hearing On California S Role In The Commercialization Of Space

Author: California. Legislature. Joint Committee on Science and Technology
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How To Be A Space Explorer

Author: Lonely Planet Kids
Editor: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1743605862
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Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit!

Survival In Space

Author: David Long
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ISBN: 9781781129388
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A fact-filled and captivating retelling of one of history's most famous space missions, publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13's fateful launch.

Air Space Smithsonian

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Amazing Science Fiction Stories

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Blueprint For Space Pb

Author: Frederick Ira Ordway (III)
Editor: Smithsonian
ISBN: 9781560980735
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Traces the history of people's fantasies of space travel, from cave drawings, to the the Apollo II moon landing, and beyond, with contributing thoughts from astronauts, historians, science fiction writers, and scientists

James In Space

Author: Farrugia
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James in Space is the first incredible story in the Spectacular James' series by writer Helen Farrugia. Revel in majesty as James makes his way across the universe with his close companion Alex the Alien. Travel with them as they explore the depths of the moon and more. Chock full of vibrant colour illustrations from Alisa Kornilovska, the illustrations bring Helen's stories to life. James in Space is one of six children's books coming soon to bookstores worldwide. Look out for the other titles in The Spectacular James series; James and The Octopus, James and Mister Moneky's Race, James and The Jungle, James and The Pumpkin, James' Magical Christmas Gift