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            How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel
             

            How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel (Paperback, Main)

            By Bizony, Piers

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            Private space flight has long been a science fiction dream. Major companies such as Virgin and Amazon are investing in a fresh generation of lightweight, efficient spacecraft. This book tells you what you need to join the space race - either by signing up as a passenger or becomi...ng an investor in this arena, where the sky is no longer the limit.
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            ISBN 9781846271267
            Released NZ 27 May 2009
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

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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
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            The Race
             

            The Race (Paperback)

            By Schefter, James

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            Presents the history of the battle between the superpowers, the Soviet Union and America, from the first Sputnik into space in 1957, through Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight in 1961 to the years of America's Apollo Saturn rocket programme that finally saw the USA snatch t...he prize from Russia.
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            ISBN 9780099406143
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2000
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Orbital Mechanics
             

            Orbital Mechanics (Hardback)

            By Prussing, John E.; Conway, Bruce A.

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            As more spaceflights are planned and designed, aeronautical students and engineers require training on the topic of orbital mechanics. This introduction to the subject provides the reader with data to calculate propellant required, time of flight, launch and arrival times, and pa...yload.
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            ISBN 9780195078343
            Released NZ 1 Jul 1993
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Space Technologies, Materials and Structures

            Space Technologies, Materials and Structures (Hardback)

            Edited by Paton, B.

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            This volume presents the results of investigations conducted in space vehicles. A broad range of practical issues are reviewed related to their operation and repair in space, the construction and mounting of extended large structures making permanent joins by welding and brazing ...and the application of various coatings by thermal evaporation.
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            ISBN 9780415299855
            Released NZ 10 Apr 2003
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Welding & Allied Processes
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            Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite
             

            Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite (Hardback)

            Edited by Lanius, Roger D.; Logsdon, John M.; Smith, Robert W.

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            The contours of space exploration in the latter half of the 20th century owe much to the seminal but hardly singular event of Sputnik. This work looks at how this event changed history on October 4th, 1957 when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1.

            ISBN 9789057026232
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2000
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
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            Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet

            Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Hardback)

            By Neal, Valerie; Launius, Roger D.

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            An introduction to all 39 missions of the most iconic space shuttle orbiter, Discovery, which will be displayed at the Smithsonian starting in Spring 2012, written by three Smithsonian curators.

            ISBN 9780760343838
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2014
            Publisher Motorbooks International
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            Series Smithsonian Series
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            Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen

            Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyle, Rod

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            The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity --the unmanned rover that is now providing rese...archers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle follows the team of dedicated scientists whose job it is to explore new vistas on Mars. Readers will also join Curiosity, the most advanced machine ever sent to another planet, on its journey of discovery. Drawing on his contacts at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the author provides stunning insights into how this enthusiastic team of diverse individuals uses a revolutionary onboard laboratory of chemistry, geology, and physics instruments to unravel the profound secrets of the Red Planet. Readers will meet: Robert Manning, chief engineer for every rover mission since Pathfinder ; John Grotzinger, the chief scientist of the entire mission; Vandi Tompkins, the software designer who keeps the rover on track; Bobak Ferdowski, famed Mohawk Guy from Mission Control; David Chen, chief of flight dynamics and the voice of JPL during Curiosity 's treacherous landing; and many others. And of course, Pyle describes the adventures of the Curiosity rover itself, from landing through the first samples, drilling, and discovering a habitable past on the planet, to reaching the ultimate target: Mount Sharp, in the center of Gale Crater. America is once again at the forefront of a new space age and Curiosity is just the beginning of many exciting new discoveries to come.
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            ISBN 9781616149338
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2014
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
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            No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings in American Culture
             

            No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings in American Culture (Hardback)

            By Tribbe, Matthew D.

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            This fluidly written first book uses Americans' reactions to the Apollo moon landings to examine cultural and social trends in the 1960s and 70s.

            ISBN 9780199313525
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Into the Black

            Into the Black (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By White, Rowland

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            On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built. Drawing on interviews with astronauts and engineers, the author pieces together the dramatic untold stor...y of the mission.
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            ISBN 9780593064375
            Released NZ 2 May 2016
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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