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  • Nasa Saturn I/Ib Launch Vehicles Owner's Workshop Manual

    Haynes Pubns 2020-08-25 USD36.95

    The Saturn I and IB series of rockets fulfilled plans developed in the late 1950s to build a rocket which could triple the existing thrust levels of US rockets and equal the lifting capacity of the Soviet Union, launching satellites and spacecraft weighing more than 10 tonnes into Earth orbit and do it by the early 1960s. These rockets emerged from the work carried out by former V-2 technical director Wernher von Braun, working at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville, Alabama.

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  • Baikonur: Vestiges of the Soviet Space Program

    Jonglez Publishing 2020-04-07 USD39.95

    The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was created by the Soviets in the 1950s. It was from Baikonur in 1988 that the first Soviet spaceplane, Buran, was launched, in response to the United States Space Shuttle. This is the first time that photographs of these spectacular locations have been published in a book.

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  • Space Mission Art: The Mission Patches & Insignias of America’s Human Spaceflights

    Ammonite Pr 2020-03-01 USD17.95

    Since 1961, our country has launched men and women into the hostile vacuum of space. For the adventures on which they were about to embark, astronauts, associates and designers commemorated each mission by creating a unique insignia that the crew could wear with pride on their spacesuits. Space Mission Art collects every one of these iconic designs, plus sticker sheets, to celebrate the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs.

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  • The Ultimate Engineer: The Remarkable Life of NASA's Visionary Leader George M. Low (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

    Univ of Nebraska Pr 2019/12/1 USD32.95

    From the late 1950s to 1976 the U.S. manned spaceflight program advanced as it did largely due to the extraordinary efforts of Austrian immigrant George M. Low. Described as the &;ultimate engineer&; during his career at NASA, Low was a visionary architect and leader from the agency&;s inception in 1958 to his retirement in 1976.

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  • The Soviet Space Program: The N1: the Soviet Moon Rocket (Soviets in Space)

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2019/11/28 USD19.99

    The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Standing 345 feet tall, the N1 was the largest rocket ever built by the Soviets and was roughly the same height and weight as the Saturn.

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  • China in Space: The Great Leap Forward

    Springer 2019/10/18 USD43.68

    In 2019, China astonished the world by landing a spacecraft and rover on the far side of the Moon, something never achieved by any country before. China had already become the world’s leading spacefaring nation by rockets launched, sending more into orbit than any other.

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  • Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from All Mankind

    Purdue Univ Pr 2019-10-15 USD34.99

    In the years between the historic first moonlanding by Apollo 11 on July 20,1969, and his death at age 82 on August 25, 2012, Neil Armstrong receivedhundreds of thousands of cards and letters from all over the world,congratulating him, praising him, requesting pictures and autographs, andasking him what must have seemed to him to be limitless—and occasionallyintrusive—questions. Of course, all the famous astronauts received fan mail,but the sheer volume Armstrong had to deal with for more than four decadesafter his moon landing was staggering.

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  • The Apollo Missions: In the Astronauts Own Words

    Carlton Books Ltd 2019-09-03 USD24.95

    The Apollo Missions tells the spectacular story of the Apollo Space Program through the astronauts' first-person accounts, put into context with commentary by Rod Pyle, a longtime expert on NASA. Landing on the most forbidding environment man had ever experienced, 12 courageous individuals stepped out of their tiny spaceships and onto another world. And with that, the history of humankind irrevocably changed.

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  • Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

    Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2019-07-02 USD17.99

    As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges.

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  • Apollo Confidential: Memories of Men On the Moon

    Morgan James Publishing 2019/7/2 USD17.95

    Between 1969 and 1972, twelve people walked on the surface of the Moon. Twelve others flew over its barren and majestic surface. They were the sons of workers, farmers, soldiers and businessmen. They thought anything was possible―and they proved this to the entire world. For 20 years, Lukas Viglietti, an airline pilot and captain, has been fascinated by the conquest of the astronauts who went to space during his childhood. He has recorded their testimonies and since becoming their friend and confidant, he now offers an exclusive and unprecedented insight into their adventures.

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  • Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions: 50th Anniversary

    Page Street Pub Co 2019-07-02 USD35.00

    Space journalist and insider Nancy Atkinson weaves together the riveting story of NASAs 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.

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  • Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition

    The Associated Press 2019/6/26 USD14.95

    In this fascinating history of the Apollo 11 mission, The Associated Press chronicles America’s journey to the moon. In 1957 the Soviet Union sent Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space. America took up the challenge to explore the next frontier. A dozen years, and 25 billion dollars later, the mission of Apollo 11 would yield man’s finest hour. For that was the first time man’s foot left prints on another heavenly body. And that was only the beginning.

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  • Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

    Yale University Press 2019/6/25 USD30.00

    At the dawn of the space age, technological breakthroughs in Earth orbit flight were both breathtaking feats of ingenuity and disturbances to a delicate global balance of power. In this short book, aerospace historian Roger D. Launius concisely and engagingly explores the driving force of this era: the race to the Moon.

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  • The Apollo Missions: The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon

    Haynes Publishing UK 2019/6/25 USD19.99

    Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary the 1969 moon landings, The Apollo Missions is illustrated with documents, blueprints and photographs of the missions as they happened. Analysing the Apollo Space Program, it looks back at a key period in the development of space technology. From early attempts to send a manned vessel into space to Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon, David Baker reveals what happened behind the scenes, including the development of the Service and Lunar modules, mission preparation and how man made an indelible impact on the Moon's surface by leaving bacteria to collect data. Full of fascinating stories and augmented by documents that chronicled the development of the program, this is a brilliant commemoration of one of man's most astounding feats.

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  • NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual: 1969 - 1972

    Haynes Publishing UK 2019/6/25 USD36.95

    This book concludes the story of the Apollo project, detailing all the engineering developments made and the research carried out during the manned Moon missions. NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual completes the story of US manned spaceflight to date, completing the series of Haynes Manuals including: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo 11, Apollo 13, Lunar Rover, Saturn V, Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Skylab.

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    TarcherPerigee 2019-06-11 USD26.00

    On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, renowned psychologist Richard Wiseman reveals the powerful life lessons behind humanity's greatest achievement. The historic moon landings were achieved against remarkable odds and within the space of just a few years. How can we apply the secrets of this astronomical success to our own goals, to achieve the impossible in work and in life?

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  • Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11

    Roaring Brook 2019-06-11 USD19.99

    The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because of me.”

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  • One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

    Simon & Schuster 2019-06-11 USD29.99

    Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leap is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it—their leader

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  • The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions

    Oxford Univ Pr 2019/6/7 USD29.95

    The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. But Apollo's full account includes the earthbound engineers, mounds of their crumpled paper, and smoldering metal shards of exploded engines. How exactly did the nation, step by difficult step, take men to the Moon and back?

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  • Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019/4/16 USD17.00

    In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history. In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his involvement in Project Gemini and his first spaceflight on Gemini 10. He presents an evocative picture of the famous Apollo 11 spacewalk, detailing the joys of flight and a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing, Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins is the utterly absorbing and truly compelling classic account of what it was like to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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  • Apollo 11: The Inside Story

    Icon Books 2019/6/11 USD19.06

    This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets’ launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space, through President Kennedy’s enthusiasm and later doubts, to the astronauts’ intense competition to leave the first footprint.

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  • Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight

    Hill & Wang Pub 2019-06-04 USD19.95

    On a summer night in 1969, two men climbed down a ladder onto a sea of dust at the edge of an ancient dream. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first set foot on lunar soil, the moon ceased to be a place of mystery and myth. It became a destination. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of that journey, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and meticulous attention to detail, Jonathan Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage.

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    Ballantine Books 2019-06-04 USD32.00

    JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writer/producer Robert Stone called one of our most important documentary filmmakers by Entertainment Weekly brings these important figures to brilliant life.

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  • Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

    Taschen America Llc 2019/6/2 USD37.50

    It has been called the single most historic event of the 20th century: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins met John F. Kennedy’s call for a manned Moon landing by the end of the 1960s. A decade of tests and training, a staff of 400,000 engineers and scientists, a budget of billions, and the most powerful rocket ever launched all combined in an unprecedented event watched by millions the world over. And no one captured the men, the mood, and the machinery like Norman Mailer.

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  • Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story

    Farrar Straus & Giroux 2019-05-28 USD19.99

    In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance. In this captivating account, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe.

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  • A Moon Watch Story: The Extraordinary Destiny of the Omega Speedmaster

    Watchprint.Com Sarl 2019/5/17 USD50.00

    One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind and an extraordinary destiny for the watch that accompanied man's first steps on the Moon, thereby becoming the greatest icon in watchmaking history: the Omega Speedmaster 'Moonwatch'. Introduced to the public by Omega in 1957, the Speedmaster was designed for mainly sporting purposes, such as in motor racing.

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  • Apollo: The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon

    Chartwell Books 2019/5/14 USD24.99

    This is the story of the Apollo Missions, with all of its ups and downs—in 1967, a cabin fire killed the entire crew of Apollo 1, and-after an oxygen tank exploded-the Apollo 13 crew limped back to Earth using the lunar module as “lifeboat.” But despite Apollo’s many setbacks, twelve men walked on the Moon and their place in American history was assured forever.

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  • Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings

    Smithsonian Books 2019/5/14 USD27.95

    In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program.

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  • Apollo 11: The Moon Landing in Real Time

    Pen & Sword 2019-05-09 USD42.95

    Half a century has passed since arguably the greatest feat of the twentieth century: when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11: The Moon Landing In Real Time brings the mission back to life as never before in a thrilling day-by-day account, exploring everything from the historic flight itself to how the $24 billion space program divided a nation.

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  • Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars

    Prometheus Books 2019-05-07 USD18.00

    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.

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  • Apollo: A Graphic Guide to Mankind's Greatest Mission

    Abrams Image 2019/5/7 USD24.99

    In his infographic-packed book, Apollo: A Graphic Guide to Mankind’s Greatest Mission, Zack Scott recounts the entire journey of the Apollo space program. Unlike previous books on this topic, Scott illustrates the tiniest details of how man came to walk on the moon, paying particular attention to many of the lesser known facts about the mission.

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  • Space Shuttle: A Photographic Journey

    Ammonite Pr 2019/5/1 USD40.00

    This impressive collection is arranged in thematic chapters ranging from launch pad through the launch sequence, to the missions themselves and the dramatic conclusion of the return flight. It pays tribute to the five extraordinary orbiters built by NASA: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour, telling their story through extraordinary images from the greatest of NASA’s 135 shuttle missions.

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  • NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual: 50th Anniversary of 1st Moon Landing - 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

    Haynes Publishing UK 2019/4/30 USD34.34

    On 20 July 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible.

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  • Rockets and Missiles of Vandenberg Afb: 1957-2017

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2019/4/28 USD39.99

    On December 16, 1958, a Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile became the first rocket launch from Vandenberg AFB, California. Established from the remnants of a WWII and Korean War training base named Camp Cooke, the USAF selected the location to operationally test intercontinental-range ballistic missiles over the Pacific Ocean. Over the decades, Vandenberg has seen over 1,900 launches of more than 70 varieties of rockets and missiles.

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  • Apollo 11 Flight Plan - Final Edition

    Lantz Publishing 2019/4/17 USD59.00

    The original "final edition" of the Apollo 11 flight plan, restored and reprinted for the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing that took place in 1969.

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  • Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History 50th Anniversary Edition

    Dover Publications 2019-04-17 USD35.00

    This special edition of Apollo Expeditions to the Moon, an official NASA publication, commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Moon landing with a thrilling insider's view of the space program. Essays by participants engineers, astronauts, and administrators recall the program's unprecedented challenges.

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  • Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))

    Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books 2019-04-09 USD19.99

    Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats.

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  • Japanese Missions to the International Space Station: Hope from the East

    Springer 2019-04-04 USD34.99

    Japan has a rich history of human spaceflight, flying in space with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the JAXA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and how they have lived on board, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments.

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  • I Was a Teenage Space Reporter: From Apollo 11 to Our Future in Space

    Lid Pub Inc 2019/4/2 USD14.95

    That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind, were the words spoken by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong as he stepped off the footpad of the Lunar Module Eagle. This was the first and most famous manned mission to land on the Moon. As a 19-year-old college journalist, author David Chudwin covered the launch from Florida in July 1969.

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  • American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

    Harper 2019/4/2 USD35.00

    Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream.

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  • Smithsonian: Spaceflight, 2nd Edition: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity

    DK 2019/4/2 USD40.46

    This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond.

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  • First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience

    Sterling Pub Co Inc 2019/4/2 USD19.46

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book—featuring stunning photographs, many previously unpublished, and other rarely seen images and documents—tells the incredible story of the first men on the Moon.

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  • Hasselblad & the Moon Landing

    Ammonite Pr 2019/4/1 USD14.95

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people ever to set foot on the Moon, their iconic "small steps" captured forever by the camera the astronauts carried with them: the Hasselblad 500EL. This book looks at the history of the Apollo 11 mission through the lens of the Hasselblad, while narrating the parallel challenge to create a camera that could work on the Moon.

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  • The Soviet Space Program: The Lunar Mission Years 1959-1976 (Soviets in Space)

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2019/3/28 USD19.99

    With the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union started the space race; the race for the moon soon followed. Here too the USSR was ahead of the game: the first flyby of the moon, the first lunar-impact probe, the first pictures of the far side, and the first soft landing. Defending the lead, and thus demonstrating the superiority of communism, was an ideological must for Soviet leadership.

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  • Landing Eagle: Inside the Cockpit During the First Moon Landing

    Telemachus Press, LLC 2019/03/26 USD9.99

    Fifty years ago, in a small, fragile spacecraft designed for only one purpose—landing on the Moon—two American astronauts prepared to fly that spacecraft from its 10 mile high orbit above the Moon down to a landing on the Sea of Tranquility. It was a sea in name only. It was actually a bone dry, ancient dusty basin pockmarked with craters and littered with rocks and boulders.

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  • Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Voyage of Apollo 11

    Amberley Publishing 2019-03-15 USD24.76

    Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission made history, this book tells the epic story of the astronauts, flight controllers and engineers who made it happen. On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, a moment ingrained in modern memory.

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  • Space Utopia: A Journey Through the History of Space Exploration from the Apollo and Sputnik Programmes to the Next Mission to Mars

    Rizzoli 2019-03-12 USD75.00

    This unique collection of photographs features over ten years of collaborations with the most important space and research centers in the world, resulting in a one-of-a-kind story of the human race to the stars. Vincent Fournier's visionary photographs provide an imaginative look at space exploration by merging fantasy with reality in images of rockets, otherwordly landscapes, research facilities, and cosmonauts.

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  • A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2019-03-12 USD18.99

    The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!

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  • Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11

    Little, Brown and Company 2019/3/12 USD30.00

    "This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." -Mike Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11

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  • Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments

    Univ Pr of Florida 2019/3/12 USD45.00

    July 16, 1969. Nearly one million spectators flock to Cape Canaveral to witness the largest rocket ever built send three Americans to the Moon. Four days later, two step onto the lunar surface.

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  • The Nasa Archives: From Project Mercury To the Mars Rovers: 60 Years in Space

    Taschen America Llc 2019/2/20 USD150.00

    Researched and edited in collaboration with NASA, this collection gathers more than 500 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, scanned and re-mastered using the latest technology, and reproduced with black matte borders that protect the pages from fingerprints. Texts by science and technology journalist Piers Bizony, former NASA chief historian Roger Launius, and best-selling Apollo historian Andrew Chaikin round out this comprehensive exploration of NASA, spanning from its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future.

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  • Early Exploration of the Moon: Ranger to Apollo, Luna to Lunniy Korabl

    Springer 2019/1/8 USD37.99

    The spacecraft that enabled lunar exploration were ingenious, and reflected the best efforts of talented people working with the technology of the day. This book showcases the engineering involved in those incredible machines.

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  • NASA Langley Research Center: The First Century

    America Through Time 2018-11-19 USD28.99

    "No place has played a larger role in the history of American flight technology or flight technology in general than Langley Research Center," observed Tom D. Crouch Ph.D., D.H.L., an aeronautics historian and senior curator with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

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  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

    Michael Joseph 2018/11/15 USD26.52

    A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme: from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, Apollo 8's bold pioneering flight around the moon, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist on the moon aboard Apollo 17.

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  • Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut's Photographs from a Year in Space

    Doubleday 2018/11/1 USD26.20

    The first photo book by the Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking Year in Space. This is an awe-inspiring collection of the photos Scott took himself while on board the International Space Station, many of which have never been seen before.

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  • NASA Operations Manual: 1958 onwards

    Haynes Publishing UK 2018/10/30 USD36.95

    With more than 300 photographs, line drawings and charts, this book tours the United States, describing the centres of excellence and the facilities where rockets are tested, satellites are built and humans prepare for space.

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  • Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects

    National Geographic 2018/10/30 USD35.00

    A celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon, this narrative uses 50 key artifacts from the Smithsonian archives to tell the story of the groundbreaking space exploration program.

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  • Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space

    Smithsonian Books 2018-10-30 USD34.95

    Space stations represent both the summit of space technology and, possibly, the future of humanity beyond Earth. Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space takes the reader deep into the heart of past, present, and future space stations, both real ones and those dreamed up in popular culture.

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  • Mission Moon 3-D: Reliving the Great Space Race (3d Stereoscopic Book)

    The London Stereoscopic Company 2018/10/30 USD32.56

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  • Disasters in Space: Tragic Stories from the US-Soviet Space Race

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2018/10/28 USD19.99

    This book records more than a dozen American and Soviet space disasters from 1967 to the present day. Presented are tragic and near tragic missions such as NASA's Gemini 6A and 8, Apollo 1 and 13, the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, as well as the Soviets' Soyuz 1, 11, and 18-1, and more.

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  • Atlas-Centaur 7 (America's Finest Rockets)

    Independently published 2018/10/27 USD9.99

    This book is a compilation of reprints of National Aeronautics Air and Space Administration (NASA) publications relating to the launch vehicle Atlas-Centaur 7 and its payload, Surveyor 2.

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  • Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race

    The MIT Press 2018/10/23 USD40.00

    Mission Moon 3-D offers unique access to the Apollo astronauts and what they saw. It tells the story of the US-Soviet space race, from Sputnik and the space dog Laika to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy declared that America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong guided the Eagle to a safe landing on the edge of the moon's Sea of Tranquility. President Richard Nixon told the astronauts, and the nation, that it was “the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.” Mission Moon 3-D recounts all this and more in memorable and visually stunning fashion.

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  • The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

    Smithsonian Books 2018-10-23 USD40.00

    The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration is a comprehensive history of international space exploration paired with photographs, illustrations, graphics, and sidebars on key scientific and technological developments, influential figures, and pioneering spacecraft. Former NASA and Smithsonian space curator and historian Roger D. Launius presents human's endeavors to understand the universe, honoring millennia of human curiosity, ingenuity, and achievement.

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  • Spaceflight: A Concise History (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    The MIT Press 2018/10/16 USD15.95

    A concise history of spaceflight, from military rocketry through Sputnik, Apollo, robots in space, space culture, and human spaceflight today.

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  • First Fleet: NASA's Space Shuttle Program 1981-1986

    Daylight Books 2018/10/16 USD50.00

    John Chakeres' First Fleet began more than 30 years ago with the launch of the first Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981. He saw an opportunity for a long-term photographic project to document the Space Shuttle and contacted NASA with his proposal. NASA granted Chakeres permission to photograph the Shuttle operations at the Kennedy Space Center, and he began his five-year project capturing the sensational launch and landing operations of the four original space shuttles.

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  • Apollo: VII -– XVII

    Te Neues Pub Group 2018/10/15 USD65.00

    This thrilling photo book features previously-unpublished photographs from the NASA archives, now meticulously digitized, captured by the Apollo astronauts during their missions. From some 27,000 NASA images, the book's authors have curated 225 of the most remarkable Apollo mission pictures, creating a uniquely vivid document of one of the most seminal events of the 20th century. Accompanying these extraordinary Apollo photographs are little-known insider facts and fascinating insights into the Apollo missions, including a detailed Foreword from NASA astronaut, Walter Cunningham. Not only a must-have book for fans of air and space travel, Apollo VII - XVII is a hit for anyone interested in photography, pop culture, and modern history.

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  • The Race to the Moon Chronicled in Stamps, Postcards, and Postmarks: A Story of Puffery vs. the Pragmatic (Springer Praxis Books)

    Springer 2018-10-12 USD25.99

    The story of the famed race to the Moon between the US and the USSR has been told countless times. The strategies of these two superpowers have often been paralleled in a way that highlights their fight for dominance and efforts to develop needed new technologies. This book will show how beneath these surface similarities, the two competing nations employed very different core tactics.

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  • Missions to the Moon (Augmented Reality)

    Carlton Books Ltd 2018/10/4 USD28.32

    Full of personal insights and accounts of the long journey to getting a man on the moon, Missions to the Moon is the perfect companion for anyone with a love of space travel, the moon landings, or NASA, CNSA, RFSA, and the rest of the world's space programs. With dozens of stunning photographs and fascinating memorabilia - such as Apollo 11 Mission Reports and Flight Director's Logs - track the birth of the space race and Yuri Gagarin's first space flight, to the many successes and failures of the Apollo mission, all the way to that boots-on-the-ground moment we have come to know so well.

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  • Atlas-Centaur 10 (America's Finest Rockets)

    Independently published 2018/10/1 USD9.99

    Atlas-Centaur 10 is a compilation of reprinted vintage documents relating to Atlas-Centaur 10 and its payload, Surveyor I. The first operational Atlas-Centaur launch vehicle, AC-10, was launched May 30, 1966.

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  • Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

    Voyageur Press 2018/9/4 USD30.00

    Spacecraft takes a long look at humankind's attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond.

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  • Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home

    Univ Pr of Florida 2018-08-21 USD24.95

    In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.

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  • The Soviet Space Program: First Steps: 1941-1953 (Soviets in Space)

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2018/7/28 USD19.99

    This concise history is the first book in a new series on the Soviet space program, and features many rare photographs, diagrams, and charts. When Soviet rocket experts examined the first Nazi V-2s in early 1945, they immediately realized that their own technology was years behind what the Germans had developed.

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  • Apollo Mission Control: The Making of a National Historic Landmark

    Springer 2018-07-04 USD39.99

    This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America�s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions.

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  • Apollo

    SelfMadeHero 2018-06-19 USD24.99

    In 1969, humankind set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins carried the fire for all the world. Backed by the brightest minds in engineering and science, the three boarded a rocket and flew through the voidjust to know that we could.

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  • Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

    Rutgers Univ Pr 2018/5/23 USD24.95

    This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety.

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  • Apollo 11 Photo Album: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Createspace Independent Publishing Platform 2018/5/16 USD39.30

    "The Eagle Has Landed..." And thus on July 20, 1969 at 20:18 UTC, John F. Kennedy's vision in his "We choose to go to the moon" speech became reality. As we reach the 50th anniversary of this event, the Apollo 11 Photo Album will allow you to relive this historic event in pictures. The books 12 chapters will take you from the early days of training for the mission through the safe landing back on earth.

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  • Saturn V: America's Rocket to the Moon

    Schiffer Pub Ltd 2018/4/28 USD19.99

    Without the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 11 moon landing would not have been possible in July 1969. Even today, nearly fifty years later, it remains by far the largest and most powerful rocket ever used. Equipped with computers that are easily surpassed today by any mobile phone, the Saturn V was an unprecedented technical achievement.

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  • Gemini Flies!: Unmanned Flights and the First Manned Mission

    Springer 2018-04-06 USD39.99

    In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade. With just a handful of years to pull it off, NASA authorized the Project Gemini space program, which gathered vital knowledge needed to achieve the nation's goal.

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  • Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

    Random House 2018-04-03 USD28.00

    By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space.

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  • The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

    PublicAffairs 2018-03-20 USD28.00

    The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier

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  • NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual: 1969 to 1979 (all models) - An insight into the history, design, development and operation of the first US manned space station

    Haynes Publishing UK 2018/3/13 USD29.41

    Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been published which describes the technical, design and engineering details of how Skylab was built and operated.

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  • Sunburst and Luminary: An Apollo Memoir

    Fort Point Press, Boston 2018/3/3 USD32.00

    A New Perspective on the Space Program in the 1960s, written by the man responsible for the the Apollo mission's landing phase.

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  • Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

    Arcade Publishing 2018-01-23 USD25.99

    Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.

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  • V2: The A4 Rocket from Peenemuende to Redstone

    Crecy Pub 2017/12/22 USD79.95

    The German A4 rocket, or V2 - 'Vergeltungswaffen Zwei' (Vengeance Weapon 2), was the most sophisticated and advanced weapon developed in Europe during the Second World War. From September 1944 to March 1945, German army launch teams fired more than 3,000 V2 rockets at targets in England, France, Belgium and even within Germany itself.

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