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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
              1 Dec 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 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc
             

            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc (Hardback)

            By Tanya Lee, Stone

            • RRP: $52.99
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            What does it take to be an astronaut? Mastery at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, being in top shape - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. This is the tale of... 13 women proved that they were as tough as the toughest man.
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            ISBN 9780763636111
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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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            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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            Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

            Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Paperback)

            By Kelly, Scott

            • RRP: $28.00
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            From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here.

            ISBN 9781784162658
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2018
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants: Volume 3

            Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants: Volume 3 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; on Life Sciences, Commission; Subcommittee on Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations; Academy of Sciences, National

            • RRP: $79.00
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            The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has measured airborne contaminants in spacecraft during space missions because of the potential toxicological hazards to humans that might be associated with prolonged spacecraft missions. This book reviews the spacecraft m...aximum allowable concentrations (SMACs) for various contaminants.
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            ISBN 9780309056298
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Air
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            Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs

            Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Programs (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board; Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Programs

            • RRP: $71.00
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            Derelict satellites, equipment and other debris orbiting Earth (aka space junk) have been accumulating for many decades and could damage or even possibly destroy satellites and human spacecraft if they collide. During the past 50 years, various National Aeronautics and Space Admi...nistration (NASA) communities have contributed significantly to maturing meteoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) programs to their current state. Satellites have been redesigned to protect critical components from MMOD damage by moving critical components from exterior surfaces to deep inside a satellite's structure. Orbits are monitored and altered to minimize the risk of collision with tracked orbital debris. MMOD shielding added to the International Space Station (ISS) protects critical components and astronauts from potentially catastrophic damage that might result from smaller, untracked debris and meteoroid impacts. Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft: an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs examines NASA's efforts to understand the meteoroid and orbital debris environment, identifies what NASA is and is not doing to mitigate the risks posed by this threat, and makes recommendations as to how they can improve their programs. While the report identified many positive aspects of NASA's MMOD programs and efforts including responsible use of resources, it recommends that the agency develop a formal strategic plan that provides the basis for prioritizing the allocation of funds and effort over various MMOD program needs. Other necessary steps include improvements in long-term modeling, better measurements, more regular updates of the debris environmental models, and other actions to better characterize the long-term evolution of the debris environment. --
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            ISBN 9780309219747
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2011
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            The Quest for Mars: NASA Scientists and Their Search for Life Beyond Earth
             

            The Quest for Mars: NASA Scientists and Their Search for Life Beyond Earth (Paperback, New edition)

            By Bergreen, Laurence

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $29.99
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            Is there life on Mars? If not, why not? These questions have gripped mankind throughout the 20th century. In the shadow of the new millennium, this title seeks the definitive answers from the scientists participating in the race to discover life on the Red Planet.

            ISBN 9780006531340
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Performance Assessment of NASA's Heliophysics Program

            A Performance Assessment of NASA's Heliophysics Program (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Studies Board, Space; Committee on Heliophysics Performance Assessment

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Since the 1990s, the pace of discovery in the field of solar and space physics has accelerated, largely owing to NASA investments in its Heliophysics Great Observatory fleet of spacecraft. These enable researchers to investigate connections between events on the Sun and in the sp...ace environment by combining multiple points of view. Recognizing the importance of observations of the Sun-to-Earth system, the National Research Council produced a solar and space physics decadal survey in 2003, laying out the Integrated Research Strategy. This strategy provided a prioritized list of flight missions, plus theory and modeling programs, that would advance the relevant physical theories, incorporate those theories in models that describe a system of interactions between the Sun and the space environment, obtain data on the system, and analyze and test the adequacy of the theories and models. Five years later, this book measures NASA's progress toward the goals and priorities laid out in the 2003 study. Unfortunately, very little of the recommended priorities will be realized before 2013. Mission cost growth, reordering of survey mission priorities, and unrealized budget assumptions have delayed nearly all of the recommended NASA spacecraft missions. The resulting loss of synergistic capabilities in space will constitute a serious impediment to future progress.
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            ISBN 9780309136563
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2009
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            Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation

            Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation (Paperback)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Studies Board, Space; Committee for Evaluation of Space Radiation Cancer Risk Model; Academies, National

            • RRP: $55.99
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            NASA's current missions to the International Space Station (ISS) and potential future exploration missions involving extended stays by astronauts on the lunar surface, as well as the possibility of near- Earth object (NEO) or Mars missions, present challenges in protecting astron...auts from radiation risks. These risks arise from a number of sources, including solar particle events (SPEs), galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), secondary radiation from surface impacts, and even the nuclear isotope power sources transported with the astronauts. The serious early and late radiation health effects potentially posed by these exposures are equally varied, ranging from early signs of radiation sickness to cancer induction. Other possible effects include central nervous system damage, cataracts, cardiovascular damage, heritable effects, impaired wound healing, and infertility. Recent research, much of which has been sponsored by NASA, has focused on understanding and quantifying the radiation health risks posed by space radiation environments. Although many aspects of the space radiation environments are now relatively well characterized, important uncertainties still exist regarding biological effects and thus regarding the level and types of risks faced by astronauts. This report presents an evaluation of NASA's proposed space radiation cancer risk assessment model, which is described in the 2011 NASA report, Space Radiation Cancer Risk Projections and Uncertainties--2010. The evaluation in Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation considers the model components, input data (for the radiation types, estimated doses, and epidemiology), and the associated uncertainties. This report also identifies gaps in NASA's current research strategy for reducing the uncertainties in cancer induction risks.
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            ISBN 9780309253055
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2012
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 1: Telescopes and Instrumentation
              

            Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 1: Telescopes and Instrumentation (Hardback, 2013 ed.)

            Editor-in-chief Oswalt, Terry D.; Edited by McLean, Ian S.

            • RRP: $1,262.50
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            This first in a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research covers telescopes and instrumentation. Each chapter stands on its own and each volume can be used as a text or reference for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

            ISBN 9789400756205
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems
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