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            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control
             

            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control (Hardback)

            By Dye, Paul

            • RRP: $44.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            In the tradition of Chris Kraft's Flight and Gene Kranz's Failure Is Not an Option, from the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, a revealing look at the high-stakes work of Mission Control that tells the inside story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined ...our relationship with space.
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            ISBN 9780316454575
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond
             

            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Whitehouse, David

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            From the author of the acclaimed Apollo 11: The Inside Story - our next fifty years of space exploration.

            ISBN 9781785786464
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
             

            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fishman, Charles

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            The New York Times bestselling story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission.

            ISBN 9781501106309
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Construction Skills
             

            Construction Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Costin, Glenn P.

            • RRP: $121.50
            • $121.50
            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            Learn to stay safe with comprehensive coverage of the technical and regulatory changes that you need to know about working safely at heights, on scaffolding and elevated work platforms, and with powder-actuated tools. Construction Skills 2e is designed for easy learning with end-...of-chapter worksheets, explanation and definition of terms, coverage of regulation and codes, real-world examples and practical demonstrations. The author covers core units and important safety areas from Certificate III in Carpentry/Carpentry and Joinery, Certificate III in Plumbing and across the trades. Written to competency units: - CPCCCM2010: Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres - CPCPCM2055A: Work safely on roofs - CPCCCM2007B: Use explosive power tools - CPCCCM3001: Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres - CPCCCM2008B: Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding The bestselling Building Skills series addresses the key competencies of the Certificate III in Carpentry. Series titles are built for learning with colour photographs and illustrations, online tools, and concepts explored in context to help your understanding. Work Health and Safety (WHS) icons identify critical points for concern and student activities help you apply the knowledge and skills.
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            ISBN 9780170444422
            Published NZ 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries Out to Conquer the Universe
             

            Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries Out to Conquer the Universe (Hardback)

            By Nadis, Fred

            • RRP: $46.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            The story behind the elite scientists, technologists, SF enthusiasts, and billionaires who believe that humanity's destiny is to populate the stars . . .

            ISBN 9781643134482
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            'The sun is setting, signalling the end of my first orbital day. I catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; I recognize Cassiopeia. There is something so poignant about contemplating it from up here, from inside this metal box, this not particularly cutting-edge bundle of technology tha...t allows us to be here where no human being should ever be.' Five years ago, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent two hundred days orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station. In this riveting memoir, she tells the story of her extraordinary journey: from gruelling years of training to daily life in space, from great events to small discoveries, from old rituals to jokes about the meaning of life. With honesty and warmth, Cristoforetti chronicles her journey to becoming an astronaut -- the many years spent travelling around the world, from Star City to Houston, always between languages and cultures, technology and nature. Gripping and inspiring, Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut is an enthralling story about what it takes to pursue your dreams.
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            ISBN 9780241371381
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control
              

            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

            By Dye, Paul

            • RRP: $163.50
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            From the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, comes a revealing first-person account of the high-stakes work of Mission Control and the captivating story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined our relationship with the universe.A compelling look inside the ...Space Shuttle missions that helped lay the groundwork for the Space Age, Shuttle, Houston explores the determined personalities, technological miracles, and eleventh-hour saves that have given us human spaceflight. Relaying stories of missions (and their grueling training) in vivid detail, Paul Dye, NASA's longest-serving Flight Director, examines the split-second decisions that the directors and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, where errors led to the loss of national resources-and more importantly one's crew. Dye's stories from the heart of Mission Control explain the mysteries of flying the Shuttle-from the powerful fiery ascent to the majesty of on-orbit operations to the high-speed and critical re-entry and landing of a hundred-ton glider. The Space Shuttles flew 135 missions. Astronauts conducted space walks, captured satellites, and docked with the Mir Space Station, bringing space into our everyday life, from GPS to satellite TV. Shuttle, Houston puts readers in his own seat at Mission Control, the hub that made humanity's leap into a new frontier possible.
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            ISBN 9781549188350
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Look Up: Our Story with the Stars
             

            Look Up: Our Story with the Stars (Hardback)

            By Cruddas, Sarah; Foreword by Collins, Michael

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            Our story with the stars

            ISBN 9780008358273
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

            • RRP: $25.00
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            "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781927145265
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space
             

            Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space (Paperback)

            By Hand, Kevin

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system. Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of ...the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.
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            ISBN 9780691207889
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Princeton ANZ Paperbacks
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