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            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained
             

            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained (EPUB ebook)

            By Ferguson, Norman

            A miscellany of facts, figures and stories from the Apollo mission programme, representing the furthest humankind has ever travelled

            ISBN 9780750991759
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            Language en
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Planets
              

            The Planets (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Cox, Professor Brian; Cohen, Andrew

            'Absolutely beautiful' BBC One Show 'Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

            ISBN 9780008313470
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            Released NZ 23 May 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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
             

            Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyle, Rod

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            A NASA insider tells the exciting story of the people, some well-known but many 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 spa...ce 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, Joe Engle, was a daring test pilot who set multiple records in the dangerous X-15 rocket plane and later commanded the space shuttle three times. John Houbolt was an engineer who convinced NASA leadership that the most effective way to land on the moon was to use a seemingly risky technique called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous, which worried NASA planners but was the only way to make the landing possible by 1969. 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. John Casani was a brash young engineer who took over the struggling Voyager program to reconnoiter the outer planets at a time when success was far from certain. And Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel into space aboard Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6. 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.
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            ISBN 9781633885240
            Released NZ 16 May 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Moon Rush

            Moon Rush (Hardback)

            By David, Leonard

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            In these pages, science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future Moon Village plans.

            ISBN 9781426220050
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher National Geographic Books
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            Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age
             

            Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyle, Rod; Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz

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            Along with the National Space Society, the author offers an inside look at the next 20 years in space flight.

            ISBN 9781944648459
            Released NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Books
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            The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond
             

            The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond (Paperback)

            By Kaku, Michio

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            Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among t...he stars. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible detail how humanity might gradually develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. With his trademark storytelling verve, Kaku shows us how science fiction is becoming reality: mind-boggling developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology could enable us to build habitable cities on Mars; nearby stars might be reached by microscopic spaceships sailing through space on laser beams; and technology might one day allow us to transcend our physical bodies entirely. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity could finally fulfil its long-awaited destiny among the stars - and perhaps even achieve immortality.
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            ISBN 9780141986067
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
               

            Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (PDF ebook)

            By Sparrow, Giles

            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. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sp...utnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater - the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. This ebook is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.
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            ISBN 9780241406496
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            Language en
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe

            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe (Paperback)

            By Berman, Bob

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            An explosive epic encompassing the Big Bang, other past booms and future cataclysms!

            ISBN 9781786075970
            Released NZ 6 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

            Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived (Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Kitty

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            In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in March 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of Hawk...ing's remarkable life - his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. From more recent years, Kitty Ferguson describes his inspiring leadership at the London Paralympic Games, the release of the film The Theory of Everything, his continuing work on black holes and the origin of the universe, the discovery of 'supertranslations?, and the astounding 'Starshot? program. Here also are his intense concern for the future of the Earth and his use of his celebrity to fight for environmental and humanitarian causes, and, finally, a ground-breaking paper he was working on at the time of his death, in which he took issue with some of his own earlier theories. Throughout, Ferguson summarizes and explains the cutting-edge science in which Hawking was engaged. In March, 2018, tributes poured in from around the world and friends and strangers Hawking had inspired gathered for his funeral in Cambridge and the interment of his ashes in Westminster Abbey. Ferguson offers vivid first-hand descriptions of both these occasions and, in an amazing and revealing tribute, assesses Hawking?s legacy in and out of science.
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            ISBN 9781784164560
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained
             

            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained (Hardback)

            By Ferguson, Norman

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            A miscellany of facts, figures and stories from the Apollo mission programme, representing the furthest humankind has ever travelled

            ISBN 9780750989787
            Released NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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