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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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