Nasa Project Gemini Familiarization Manual Manned Satellite Spacecraft


Author: NASA
Publisher: Periscope Film LLC
ISBN: 9781935700692
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 584
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Created by NASA and contractor McDonnell Aircraft, this Fguide explains all the systems aboard the Mercury space capsule including cabin controls, sequence, electrical power, cooling, guidance and control, communications, retrograde rocket, and landing systems and procedures.

Lunar Rover Manual

1971-1972 (Apollo 15-17; LRV1-3 & 1G Trainer)
Author: Christopher Riley,David Woods,Philip Dolling
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857332677
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Continuing the popular Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual space series, which currently comprises Apollo 11 Manual and NASA Space Shuttle Manual, this unique book provides an insight into the only car ever built to be driven on the surface of another world. With a Foreword by the first Apollo astronaut to drive it on the Moon, Dave Scott, and published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of mankind’s final drive on the Moon in December 2012. The book is part mechanical guide, illustrated with many of the technical drawings from the time, and part narrative-driven story of engineering ingenuity and human triumph. It draws on the rich NASA photographic archive and the complete transcripts of the crews' reaction to driving across the Moon, which the authors have an un-paralleled knowledge and experience of working with.

NASA Apollo 11

An Insight into the Hardware from the First Manned Mission to Land on the Moon
Author: Christopher Riley,Philip Dolling
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844256839
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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On July 20, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission that carried him and his two fellow astronauts on their epic journey marked the successful culmination of a quest that, ironically, had begun in Nazi Germany thirty years before. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. Author Chris Riley looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. He also describes the space suits worn by the crew, with their special life support systems. Launch procedures are described, ‘flying’ the Saturn V, navigation, course correction ‘burns’, orbital rendezvous techniques, flying the LEM, moon landing, moon walk, take-off from the moon, and earth re-entry procedure. Includes performance data, fuels, biographies of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, Gene Kranz and Werner von Braun. Detailed appendices cover all of the Apollo missions, with full details of crews, spacecraft names and logos, mission priorities, moon landing sites, and the Lunar Rover.

The International Space Station


Author: David Baker,Heather Kissock
Publisher: AV2 by Weigl
ISBN: 9781489658241
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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This series examines the history and science of space exploration. It also delves into the careers and technological advancements associated with this exciting field of study.

Dyna-Soar

Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System
Author: Robert Godwin
Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books
ISBN: 9781896522951
Category: Science
Page: 448
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The story of the Dyna-Soar program, which consumed $430 million and never flew, is one of the great "what-ifs" of American aerospace history. A compilation of government documents, more than 100 photographs, and 200 drawings and charts tell the story of America's extraordinary spacecraft that was consigned to oblivion less than two weeks after President Kennedy's assassination. A bonus DVD includes rare footage of the program.

NASA Saturn V 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 to Apollo 17 & Skylab)


Author: David Woods
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857338280
Category: Science
Page: 176
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Few launch vehicles are as iconic and distinctive as NASA's behemoth rocket, the Saturn V, and none left such a lasting impression on those who watched it ascend. Developed with the specific brief to send humans to the Moon, it pushed rocketry to new scales. Its greatest triumph is that it achieved its goal repeatedly with an enviable record of mission success. Haynes' Saturn V Manual tells the story of this magnificent and hugely powerful machine. It explains how each of the vehicle's three stages worked; Boeing's S-IC first stage with a power output as great as the UK's peak electricity consumption, North American Aviation's S-II troubled second stage, Douglas's workhorse S-IVB third stage with its instrument unit brain - as much a spacecraft as a rocket. From the decision to build it to the operation of its engines' valves and pumps, this lavishly illustrated and deeply informative book offers a deeper appreciation of the amazing Saturn V.

The Real Space Cowboys


Author: Ed Buckbee,Wally Schirra
Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 168
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Presents a history of American manned space flight, focusing on the Mercury and Apollo astronauts, describing their training and voyages into space.

Avro Vulcan Manual

1952 Onwards (all marks)
Author: Alfred Price,Tony Blackman
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844258314
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF’s delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Read about the Vulcan’s operational history and take a close-up look at its construction. Discover what it takes to own and fly the mighty V-bomber, and find out how engineers keep it airworthy. Centrepiece of the manual is Vulcan XH558 – the world’s only flying example of an Avro Vulcan.

NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual


Author: David Baker
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210655
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been published which describes the technical, design and engineering details of how Skylab was built and operated. There have been several biographies by astronauts relating their experiences on Skylab missions, but no comparable book on the technical aspects of this extraordinary programme.

Lost Spacecraft

The Search for Liberty Bell 7
Author: Curt Newport
Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books
ISBN: 9781896522883
Category: Science
Page: 212
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Describes how the paths of two men, one living and one dead, crossed in the recovery of the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft.

Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual

1967 onwards (all models) - An insight into Russia's flagship spacecraft, from Moon missions to the International Space Station
Author: David Baker
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857334053
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
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The Soyuz spacecraft played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon and several test models were flown at the height of the 'space race'. Originally designed for circumlunar flight, Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space program.

Rocket Manual - 1942 onwards

An insight into the development and technology of space rockets and satellite launchers
Author: David Baker
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857333711
Category: Science
Page: 192
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The Rocket Manual tells the story of rocket motors, how they were first developed, how they work, what they are used for and how they are operated. It also explains the origin and operating record of satellite launchers around the world. Rocket motors large and small are listed and explained, including small motors used to push satellites and spacecraft into different orbits, throttleable rockets for controlling spacecraft descending to the Moon and the surfaces of other planets, restartable motors for adjusting orbits and reusable motors such as those developed for the Shuttle.

Scale Spacecraft Modelling


Author: Mat Irvine
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
ISBN: 9781861267740
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
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Rockets and spacecraft were among the very first models made as commercial kits, and although never as numerous as aircraft, ships or road vehicles, the many kits produced over the years provide a fascinating niche in the world of model-making. The build-ups in this book reflect the current situation with spacecraft modelling; although there are still a number of conventional all-plastic kits available, there is also a growing range that uses more specialist materials, especially resins. The book explains the various techniques required when dealing with these non-traditional materials. Scale Spacecraft Modelling also covers scratch building and adaptation, the techniques needed to make those pristine models really dirty to match the ones you see in the movies, and the design and construction of realist dioramas and settings.

Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini

A Rare Photographic History
Author: John Bisney,J. L. Pickering
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826352634
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union captured the popular imagination. On April 12, 1961, the USSR launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on a one-orbit flight, making him the first human in space. Three weeks later, American astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. flew 116 miles above Earth before splashing down in the Bahamas. Over the next twenty years astronauts emerged as national heroes. This book tells the story of the people and events of Projects Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs—both color and black-and-white. Unlike other publications, which illustrate the space race with well-known and easily accessible images, this history draws from the authors’ private library of over one hundred thousand (and growing) high-quality photos of the early US manned space program. Collected over a lifetime from public and private sources—including NASA archives, fellow collectors, retired NASA and news photographers, and auction houses—the images document American space missions of the Cold War era more comprehensively than ever before. Devoting a chapter to each flight, the authors also include detailed descriptions, providing new insight into one of America’s greatest triumphs.

Gemini Flies!

Unmanned Flights and the First Manned Mission
Author: David J. Shayler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319681427
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 333
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In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade. With just a handful of years to pull it off, NASA authorized the Project Gemini space program, which gathered vital knowledge needed to achieve the nation’s goal. This book introduces the crucial three-step test program employed by the Gemini system, covering: The short unmanned orbital flight of Gemini 1 that tested the compatibility of launch vehicle, spacecraft and ground systems. The unmanned suborbital flight of Gemini 2 to establish the integrity of the reentry system and protective heat shield. The three-orbit manned evaluation flight of Gemini 3, christened ‘Molly Brown’ by her crew. A mission recalled orbit by orbit, using mission transcripts, post-flight reports and the astronauts’ own account of their historic journey. The missions of Project Gemini was the pivotal steppingstone between Project Mercury and the Apollo Program. Following the success of its first two unmanned missions and the exploits of Gus Grissom and John Young on Gemini 3, NASA gained the confidence to plan an even bolder step on its next mission, as described in the next book in this series on Gemini 4.

Dressing for Altitude

U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits-- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160901102
Category: Air pilots
Page: 526
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How Apollo Flew to the Moon


Author: W. David Woods
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441971793
Category: Science
Page: 555
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Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on Amazon.com. There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.

Sky Walking

An Astronaut's Memoir
Author: Tom Jones
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588344053
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 370
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A gripping first-hand account of life in space and the making of an astronaut. What is it like to fly the space shuttle and work on and in the International Space Station? Veteran NASA astronaut Tom Jones is uniquely qualified to give the details: he flew four shuttle missions and led three space walks to deliver the US Lab to the Station. . From B-52 pilot during the Cold War, to a PhD in planetary science, to the unbelievable rigors of astronaut training, his career inevitably pointed him toward the space shuttle. Until the Challenger exploded. Jones's story is the first to candidly explain the professional and personal hardships faced by the astronauts in the aftermath of that 1986 tragedy. He certainly has 'The Right Stuff' but also found himself wondering if the risks he undertook were worth the toll on his family. Liftoffs were especially nerve-wracking (his mother, who refuses to even get on a plane, cannot watch) but his 53 days in space were unforgettable adventures. Jones uses his background as a scientist to explain the practical applications of many of the shuttle's scientific missions, and describes what it's like to work with the international crews building and living aboard the space station. Tom Jones returned from his space station voyage to assess the impact of the 2003 Columbia tragedy, and prescribes a successful course for the U.S. in space. Stunning photographs, many taken in space, illustrate his amazing journey.

On the Shoulders of Titans

A History of Project Gemini
Author: Barton C. Hacker,James M. Grimwood,National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781492947554
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 650
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A detailed, yet highly readable book, On the Shoulders of Titans should be the starting point for all who are interested in the basic history of the Gemini Program. NASA's second human spaceflight program, Gemini laid the groundwork for the more ambitious Apollo program which put astronauts on the Moon.

Exploring the Moon

The Apollo Expeditions
Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387746418
Category: Science
Page: 404
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In this comprehensive overview of Man’s relationship with his planet’s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.