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To Mars and Beyond, Fast!: How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books)

To Mars and Beyond, Fast!: How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books) by Franklin Chang Díaz
English | 14 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319229176 | 220 Pages | EPUB | 5.22 MB

As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR® engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility.

Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Sept. 19, 2017
Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Contradictions: Neuroscience and Religion (Springer Praxis Books) by Jose M. Musacchio
English | 29 May 2012 | ISBN: 3642271979 | 216 Pages | PDF | 3.16 MB

'Contradictions' is a general interest book that exposes the incompatibility between popular religious beliefs and the scientific view of human nature. It begins with a survey of the evolution of religions and their continuing, often irrational, influences in modern society.
The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books)

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) by Andrew B. Godefroy
English | 12 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319401041 | 336 Pages | EPUB | 9.76 MB

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history.

Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program (Springer Praxis Books)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Sept. 3, 2017
Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program (Springer Praxis Books)

Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program (Springer Praxis Books) by Colin Burgess
English | 18 Dec. 2015 | ISBN: 3319241613 | 336 Pages | EPUB | 11.84 MB

This book focuses on the Interkosmos program, which was formed in 1967, marking a fundamentally new era of cooperation by socialist countries, led by the Soviet Union, in the study and exploration of space.
The Birth of NASA: The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Birth of NASA: The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers (Springer Praxis Books) by Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
English | 7 Apr. 2016 | ISBN: 3319284266 | 376 Pages | EPUB | 5.97 MB

This is the story of the work of the original NASA space pioneers; men and women who were suddenly organized in 1958 from the then National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) into the Space Task Group.

Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Aug. 31, 2017
Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books) by Richard W. Orloff
English | 2 Jun. 2010 | ISBN: 0387300430 | 633 Pages | PDF | 85.54 MB

This book provides an overview of the origins of the Apollo program and descriptions of the ground facilities, launch vehicles and spacecraft that were developed in the quest to reach - and return from
Spies in the Sky: Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace (Springer Praxis Books/Space Exploration) [Repost]

Spies in the Sky: Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace (Springer Praxis Books/Space Exploration) by Pat Norris
English | 4 Oct. 2007 | ISBN: 0387716726 | 240 Pages | PDF | 14.03 MB

In this book, Patrick Norris responds to the 50th Anniversary of the dawn of the Space Age' the launch of Sputnik 1 'with a review of the most important historical applications of space science for the benefit of the human
Gamma-Ray Bursts: The brightest explosions in the Universe (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Gamma-Ray Bursts: The brightest explosions in the Universe (Springer Praxis Books) by Gilbert Vedrenne
English | 16 Feb. 2009 | ISBN: 3540390855 | 580 Pages | PDF | 11.73 MB

Since their discovery was first announced in 1973, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have been among the most fascination objects in the universe. While the initial mystery has gone, the fascination continues,
The Search for Extraterrestrials: Intercepting Alien Signals (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy) [Repost]

The Search for Extraterrestrials: Intercepting Alien Signals (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy) by Monte Ross
English | 1 Oct. 2009 | ISBN: 0387734538 | 188 Pages | PDF | 24.18 MB

Follow Monte Ross of the Laser Space Signal Observatory as he explores the challenges in searching for evidence of extraterrestrials, the programs that have failed, and those that continue.
Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) [Repost]

Turning Dust to Gold: Building a Future on the Moon and Mars (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Haym Benaroya
English | 8 Apr. 2010 | ISBN: 1441908706 | 440 Pages | PDF | 61.72 MB

Two important factors have given rise to mankind's successful evolution into space: the first is that the possibilities are bounded only by our imaginations - if we can conceive it, historically it has been proved that we can do it, and in a predetermined timescale. The second factor is recognition of the evolving civilizations on the Moon and Mars as separate entities from Earth.