Space Exploration

Space Exploration


  • 'I Touch the Future...': The Story of Christa McAuliffe

    By Robert T. Hohler

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394557212
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 1986
    An account of the life, teaching career, NASA training, and impact of the woman who was selected to be the first teacher in space
  • All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life

    By Jon Willis

    Our Price: $30.00
    • 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.
  • Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space

    By Bettyann H. Kevles

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262612135
    • Publisher: MIT PRESS
    • Published: March 2006
  • America In Space

    By Wendy Baker

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517603642
    • Publisher: CRESCENT BOOKS
    • Published: August 1987
    From America's first ventures in space exploration to futuristic space-age living.
  • 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: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250182517
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: May 2018
  • 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 Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes

    By Billy Watkins

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780803260412
    • Published: December 2007
  • 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: $24.95
    • 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: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674971998
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • Apollo, Challenger, Columbia: The Decline of the Space Program: A Study in Organizational Communication

    By Phillip K. Tompkins

    Our Price: $76.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195330441
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: July 2004
    Apollo, Challenger, Columbia: The Decline of the Space Program provides unparalleled longitudinal insight into the organizational successes and failures of NASA. The book treats NASA over its 45-year history from 1958 to 2003, concentrating on five "data points":* 1967: when Tompkins first served as a Summer Faculty Consultant in Organizational Communication to legendary rocket scientist Wernher von Braun during the Apollo Program.* 1968: when he served in the same capacity to help reorganize NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.* 1986: when he investigated the communication failures that caused the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.* 1987: when he researched NASA's highly successful Aviation Safety Reporting System.* 2003: when he interpreted the communication failures leading up to the catastrophic failure of the space shuttle Columbia.The result is a presentation of concrete communication correlates of organizational success and failure. Tompkins is a master of what Clifford Geertz called "thick description." The result is a compelling, richly detailed, longitudinal case study concentrating on processual changes in communication-as-organization. In this book, Tompkins introduces theory subtly, inserting it to explain details of the organization that would otherwise defy understanding.In considering other organizations in trouble, Tompkins identifies ten "communication transgressions," one of which, for example, is "ignorantia affectata"--an affected or cultivated ignorance of organizational problems. In contrast to these failed organizations and their pathologies, Tompkins offers a sketch of two healthy organizations that live by "value logics"--applying ethical values in the organizational workplace. There are lessons to be learned from NASA's disasters. With all of the high-profile ethical lapses in U.S. corporations, Tompkins advocates individuals and organizations taking responsibility for their actions.
  • Appointment on the Moon

    By Richard S. Lewis

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670129683
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: August 1968
  • Architecture for Astronauts: An Activity-based Approach

    By Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783709106662
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: June 2011
    Living and working in extra-terrestrial habitats means being potentially vulnerable to very harsh environmental, social, and psychological conditions. With the stringent technical specifications for launch vehicles and transport into space, a very tight framework for the creation of habitable space is set. These constraints result in a very demanding “partnership” between the habitat and the inhabitant.  This book is the result of researching the interface between people, space and objects in an extra-terrestrial environment. The evaluation of extra-terrestrial habitats in comparison to the user's perspective leads to a new framework, comparing these buildings from the viewpoint of human activity. It can be used as reference or as conceptual framework for the purpose of evaluation. It also summarizes relevant human-related design directions. The work is addressed to architects and designers as well as engineers.
  • Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

    By James Clay Moltz

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780231156882
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: December 2011