Societal Impact of Spaceflight
Publisher: NASA 2007
The purpose of this volume is to examine the effects of spaceflight on society through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities. Has the Space Age indeed had a significant effect on society? If so, what are those influences?
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by R. Dale Reed - NASA History Office
A story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown, the lifting bodies. It is a story about the engineers who committed a significant part of their lives to prove that the concept was a viable one for use in spacecraft of the future.
by Emile Auguste Duchene - Longmans, Green and co.
The book is written in the simplest possible language, and contains not a single formula. It treats the principles of flight and the problems involved in the mechanics of the aeroplane, demanding only the most elementary knowledge of arithmetic.
by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
by Christopher E. Brennen - Cambridge University Press
The book for graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows.