Moon Flights

Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Night Shade Books
ISBN: 9781597801096
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"Moon Flights, the definitive Elizabeth Moon short story collection, represents the highlights of an impressive career. Gathering together fifteen tales of fantasy, alternative history, and science fiction, Moon Flights features an original story, "Say Cheese," set in the Vatta's War cosmology, and an all-new introduction by Anne McCaffrey, legendary creator of the Dragonriders of Pern series. Ranging from humorous high fantasy tales of "The Ladies' Aid & Armor Society" to gritty, realistic chronicles of far-flung militaristic space opera, former marine Elizabeth Moon's storytelling mastery and eye for painstaking detail is evidenced in each of the tales contained herein. When honor, politics, and personal relationships clash against backdrops of explosive battles and larger-than-life action, the result is the breathtaking and astounding fiction found in Moon Flights" -- publisher website (April 2008).

Moon Flights

Author: Dennis B. Fradin
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
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Describes man's first landing on the moon, later moon walks in Project Apollo, and the importance of these missions to our exploration of space.

Moon Flights

Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Nightshade Book
ISBN: 9781597801102
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Collects short stories spanning the author's illustrious career, including the original short story "Say Cheese," set in the Vatta's War universe.

Moon Flights

Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Night Shade Books
ISBN: 9781597801089
Size: 32.76 MB
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"Moon Flights, the definitive Elizabeth Moon short story collection, represents the highlights of an impressive career. Gathering together fifteen tales of fantasy, alternative history, and science fiction, Moon Flights features an original story, "Say Cheese," set in the Vatta's War cosmology, and an all-new introduction by Anne McCaffrey, legendary creator of the Dragonriders of Pern series. Ranging from humorous high fantasy tales of "The Ladies' Aid & Armor Society" to gritty, realistic chronicles of far-flung militaristic space opera, former marine Elizabeth Moon's storytelling mastery and eye for painstaking detail is evidenced in each of the tales contained herein. When honor, politics, and personal relationships clash against backdrops of explosive battles and larger-than-life action, the result is the breathtaking and astounding fiction found in Moon Flights" -- publisher website (April 2008).

How Apollo Flew To The Moon

Author: W. David Woods
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441971793
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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.

The Moon In Its Flight

Author: Gilbert Sorrentino
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566892899
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A series of miniature masterpieces sealing Gilbert Sorrentino's reputation as the master of American avant-garde fiction.

Moonshot

Author: Brian Floca
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481409859
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Brilliantly illustrated, Moonshot tells the story of our first visit to the moon in 1969—an unforgettable story of home, seen whole, from far away. Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

Theory Of Interplanetary Flights

Author: Grigor A. Gurzadyan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9782919875153
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This unique monograph contains a comprehensive overview of celestial mechanics, providing the reader with a solid basis on which to build an understanding of the theory of interplanetary flights. The theoretical development is illustrated with a number of practical examples, bringing to bear the author's wealth of experience gained from working of the Soviet space programme. Many examples are taken from current space topics, including the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet, the flight of Ulysses over the Solar poles, and the Voyagers' tour of the Solar system. Recent theoretical achivements, such as the intriguing problem of chaos in the Solar system, are also covered. This book will appeal to students and researchers interested in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the topic. The clarity of the exposition renders the subject matter accessible to senior undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics and astrophysics.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

To The Moon

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524741019
Size: 15.29 MB
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The inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed American spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon.