e-books in Aeronautics & Astronautics category
by Alexander Bolonkin - viXra.org , 2017
New macro-projects, concepts, ideas, methods, and innovations are explored here. The book gives the main physical data which will help researchers, engineers, dedicated students and enthusiastic readers make estimations for their own macro-projects.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory , 1963
The book describes one phase of the U.S. civilian space program -- the journey of the Mariner spacecraft to the vicinity of Venus and beyond. It reports upon the measurements taken during the 'flyby' on December 14, 1962, 36,000,000 miles from Earth.
by Peter W. Merlin - NASA , 2015
Over the span of six decades, the U-2 evolved from a relatively basic, high-altitude camera platform for performing clandestine reconnaissance missions into a multisensor platform that has been adapted for a multitude of civil and military roles.
by Douglas A. Joyce - NASA , 2014
The X-31 was unique in the world of experimental or X-airplanes. It was the only X-plane that was designed, manufactured, and tested as an international effort; a joint effort of the United States and Germany. It supported two separate test programs.
by Roger D. Launius, David DeVorkin - Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press , 2014
The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology -- but in culture as well. This book is meant to capture the history of this iconic instrument.
by Eric M. Jones - NASA , 1995
Sending humans to the Moon was arguably the most difficult technological undertaking in all of history. For sure, the best of America's scientists and engineers were taxed to the limit in order to accomplish nine manned flights to the Moon...
by David S. F. Portree - NASA History Division , 2001
By examining the evolution of 50 mission studies over the past 50 years, David Portree gives us a sense of the many options that Mars human space flight planners have explored. Portree covers a wide variety of ideas for human exploration of Mars...
by Dave Baiocchi, William Welser IV - RAND Corporation , 2010
Orbital space debris represents a growing threat to the operation of man-made systems in space. With the goal of guiding future remediation efforts, this monograph examines nine comparable problems that share similarities with orbital debris.
- U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment , 1993
This report examines issues related to the development and operation of publicly funded U.S. and foreign civilian remote sensing systems. It also explores the military and intelligence use of data gathered by civilian satellites.
by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA , 2012
Returning to Earth after a flight into space is a challenge, and contributions from the NASA in aerodynamics, thermal protection, control, stability, propulsion, and landing systems have proven critical to the success of the human space flight.
by Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA , 2012
Anybody who has watched many movies or television shows has seen them -- the ubiquitous silver suits worn by pilots as they explore the unknown. They are called pressure suits, and one can trace their lineage to Wiley Post or, a bit earlier.
by P.W. Merlin, G.A. Bendrick, D.A. Holland - NASA , 2012
This volume contains a collection of case studies of mishaps involving aerospace vehicles and spacecraft in which human factors played a significant role. It is offered as a learning tool so that future programs do not repeat the mistakes.
by Boris Chertok - NASA History Series , 2009
Chertok devotes a significant portion of the volume to the early years of Soviet human space flight in the early 1960's. These include a chapter on the Vostok and Voskhod programs, which left an indelible mark on early years of the 'space race'.
by Boris Chertok - NASA , 2006
This is volume 2 -- Creating a Rocket Industry: Chertok not only describes and reflects upon his experiences, but he also elicits and extracts profound insights from an epic story about a society's quest to explore the cosmos.
by Boris Chertok - NASA History Series , 2005
Volume 1 of the memoirs of academician Boris Chertok, translated from the original Russian. Describes his early years as an engineer and ends with the mission to Germany after the end of WWII when the Soviets captured Nazi missile technology.
by Boris Chertok - NASA , 2012
In this volume the famous spacecraft designer Boris Chertok, who worked under Sergey Korolev, continues his fascinating narrative on the Soviet space program, this time covering 1968 to 1974, the peak years of the Soviet human lunar program.
by Douglas A. Vakoch - NASA , 2011
Contemporary research in historical perspective. This e-book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday's great space race, today's orbiter and International Space Station missions, and tomorrow's journeys beyond Earth's orbit.
by David P. Stern - phy6.org , 2008
A coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, also suitable for independent study, rich in history. It deals with the world of gravity -- of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.
by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation , 2007
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 Dave Doody - NASA , 2009
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
by Richard W. Orloff - NASA History Division , 2004
With the passage of time there are opportunities to reconsider Project Apollo anew. This book draws out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies.
by Ivan D. Ertel, at al. - NASA , 2007
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
by Steven J. Dick - NASA , 2009
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
by Roger E. Bilstein - United States Government Printing , 1989
This is a concise history of NACA and its successor agency, NASA. This edition not only updates the historical record, but restores aeronautics to its due place in the history of the agency and of mankind's most fascinating and continuing voyage.
by J. S. Lewis, M. S. Matthews - University of Arizona Press , 1993
Parts of the solar system that are most accessible from Earth are rich in materials of great potential value. Immediate uses of these resources to manufacture propellants, metals, and fluids can support future large-scale space activities.
by Thomas R. Kane - McGraw Hill , 1983
This book is an outgrowth of courses taught at Stanford University and at UCLA. It is intended for use as a textbook in courses of instruction at the graduate level and as a reference work for engineers engaged in research in this field.
by Leroy J. Krzycki - Rocketlab , 1967
This text provides the amateur builder with design information, fabrication procedures, test equipement requirements, and safe oeprating procedures for small liquid-fuel rocket engines, which are relatively simple devices.