Space Exploration

Space Exploration


  • 2001: Building for Space Travel

    By John Zukowsky

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810944909
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers/The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Published: 2001
    With contributions by Rachel Armstrong, David Brodherson, Rebecca Dalvesco, Thomas Foltz, Anne Collins Goodyear, Peter Bacon Hales, Theodore W. Hall, Roy F. Houchin II, Howard E. McCurdy, Frederick I. Ordway III, Scott W. Palmer, Dennis Parks, Leonard Rau, Johann N. Schmidt, Deane Simpson, and John Zukowsky.
  • All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life

    By Jon Willis

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300208696
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: August 2016
    Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the MarsCuriosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine—and choose among—five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars’s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water-ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn’s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet’s ancient past. And for his final two scenarios, he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a “second Earth” in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life.
  • America in Space: NASA's First Fifty Years

    By Steven Dick

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810993730
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: October 2007
    America in Space is a gargantuan volume examining America's achievements in outerspace. Over fifty years, NASA has compiled one of the most extraordinary archives of significant photography in history, It has faithfully documented every step of its remarkable mission. Written and edited by a team of experienced NASA staffers, and illustrated with many rare photographs, America in Space offers an unparalleled vision of half a century of endeavor and discovery.
  • Apollo 13

    By James Lovell

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618619580
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: February 2006
    Recounts the four-day ordeal of Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert and the dramatic struggle to bring back to Earth the tiny lunar module spacecraft into which they were forced to retreat when their main ship was damaged. Reprint.
  • Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

    By Jeffrey Kluger

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781627798327
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
    • Published: May 2017
  • Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History

    By Edgar M. Cortright

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486471754
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: November 2009
    Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts, highlighted by numerous illustrations.
  • Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes

    By Billy W. Watkins

    Our Price: $46.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780275987022
    • Publisher: PRAEGER
    • Published: December 2005
    In 1961 President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge--the United States would land a man on the moon & return him safely to earth before the end of the decade. It seemed like an impossible mission & one that the Russians--who had launched the first satellite & put the first man into earth orbit--would surely achieve before us. However, the ingenuity, passion & sacrifice of thousands of ordinary men & women from all walks of life enabled the space program to meet this extraordiary goal. This is the story of those men & women who worked behind the scenes, without fanfare or recognition, to make the Apollo missions a success.
  • Apollo Pilot: The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)

    By Donn Eisele

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780803262836
    • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
    • Published: January 2017
  • Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

    By Neil M. Maher

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674971998
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • Asteroid Hunters (TED Books)

    By Carrie Nugent

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501120084
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ TED
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

    By Lily Koppel

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455503254
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: June 2013
    "Describes what lives were like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts and made them stars. 200,000 first printing."
  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

    By Lily Koppel

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781455503247
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: June 2014
    "As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real storyof the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history"--
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    By Chris Hadfield

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316253017
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: October 2013
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

    By Chris Hadfield

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316253031
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: April 2015
    The author charts the course of his career as an astronaut, detailing how he overcame slim odds on account of his Canadian nationality to become one of NASA's most decorated astronauts while offering an intimate look at life in space.
  • At the Edge of Space: The X-15 Flight Program

    By Milton O. Thompson

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781588340788
    • Publisher: SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
    • Published: February 2003
    A narrative account of NASA's ambitious program, initiated in the 1950s, to test the survivability of rocket-powered aircraft at hypersonic speeds and at the outermost limits of the Earth's atmosphere.