Carnarvon And Apollo

Author: Paul Dench
Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781877058974
Size: 60.53 MB
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Carnarvon And Apollo from the Author: Paul Dench. July 21, 1969-One small step for a man, one giant leap for a town... In 1969, the small isolated outback town of Carnarvon in the north of Western Australia was known for its bananas, prawns and sheep stations. It was also the home of the largest NASA Space Tracking Station outside mainland USA. The movie The Dish introduced audiences to a part of Australia's role in the Space Race; but this book is the true story of a town, the people, the challenges, the missions, the tensions and the creativity that took Carnarvon - a town with no television, and only a manual telephone exchange - to the forefront of the greatest technological achievement and television event of the 20th century. This is how high-tech met the outback and its 'can-do' spirit - how a little Australian town helped put man on the Moon.

Yearbook On Space Policy 2010 2011

Author: Peter Hulsroj
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709113636
Size: 59.52 MB
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Yearbook On Space Policy 2010 2011 from the Author: Peter Hulsroj. The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Fallen Astronauts

Author: Colin Burgess
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803202412
Size: 53.11 MB
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Fallen Astronauts from the Author: Colin Burgess. The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others. Simultaneous. (History)

When Biospheres Collide

Author: Michael Meltzer
Publisher: www.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK
ISBN: 9781780396934
Size: 23.20 MB
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When Biospheres Collide from the Author: Michael Meltzer. NASA SP-2011-4234. This book presents the history of planetary protection by tracing the responses to the concerns on NASA's missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and many smaller bodies of our solar system. The book relates the extensive efforts put forth by NASA to plan operations and prepare space vehicles that return exemplary science without contaminating the biospheres of other worlds or our own. To protect irreplaceable environments, NASA has committed to conducting space exploration in a manner that is protective of the bodies visited, as well as of our own planet.

Do Not Open

Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756672562
Size: 52.27 MB
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Do Not Open from the Author: John Farndon. Psst! Want to know a secret? Do you dare open me up? Because inside you'll find the incredible TRUTH about mind-boggling confidential stuff 'they' don't want you to know! And wanna know something else? Now, my New York Times-Bestselling self is an ebook!! Find out where the Bermuda Triangle is, whether alien abductions actually happen, and the truth about crop circles. Explore lost worlds, unravel secret codes, marvel at mysterious places and meet spooks, spies, secret keepers and scandal makers of the world. When you've finished riddle solving, close me up in my funky cage so no one else can get at my secrets! But ssh! Don't tell a soul.

Silent Gesture

Author: Tommie Smith
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592136414
Size: 50.41 MB
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Silent Gesture from the Author: Tommie Smith. The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it.

John Dillinger

Author: Dary Matera
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786715589
Size: 68.84 MB
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John Dillinger from the Author: Dary Matera. Chronicles the life of the nation's first "celebrity criminal" who made the FBI's "Public Enemy" hit list discussing his criminal adventures and focusing attention on crimes he planned but never executed.

The Perfect Theory

Author: Pedro G. Ferreira
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547554907
Size: 78.54 MB
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The Perfect Theory from the Author: Pedro G. Ferreira. “Ferreira masterfully portrays the science and scientists behind general relativity’s star-crossed history and argues that even now we are only just beginning to realize its vitality as a tool for understanding the cosmos.” —Scientific American Einstein’s theory of general relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement of modern physics. For almost a century now, physicists have been delving into Einstein’s theory, seeking an understanding of the history of the universe, the origin of time, and the evolution of solar systems, stars, and galaxies. The expanding universe, the light-speed barrier, black holes, wormholes, time travel—general relativity has allowed scientists’ imaginations to take flight with new possibilities, revealing a universe that is much stranger than anyone ever expected. Just in time for the theory’s hundred-year anniversary, physicist Pedro Ferreira’s The Perfect Theory explains just how staggering an achievement general relativity was while bringing to life the infighting that it sparked in the field of physics over the past century. “A rollicking good read . . . With crisp explanations and narrative flair, Ferreira offers us a fun, fresh take on a magnificent part of modern science.” —Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of x “One of the best popular accounts of how Einstein and his followers have been trying to explain the universe for decades.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Holy Kingdom

Author: Adrian Geoffrey Gilbert
Publisher: Corgi Books
Size: 45.61 MB
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The Holy Kingdom from the Author: Adrian Geoffrey Gilbert. In this explosive book, the authors show that after the Roman conquest, Britain retained its culture; its royal families intermarrying with the Caesars. There were two kings named Arthur -- one, the son of the emperor Magnus Maximum, the other his sixth-century descendant. Their lives rolled into one and elaborated upon by medieval poets, they became the single King Arthur of myth and legend. The authors reveal the burial grounds of both Arthurs as well as a secret historical current linking our times with the mysteries of Arthur and the Grail. From the Paperback edition.

My First Human Body Book

Author: Donald M. Silver
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486468216
Size: 65.94 MB
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My First Human Body Book from the Author: Donald M. Silver. Here's the most entertaining way for children to get a good look at the human body and learn how bodies work: 28 fun and instructive, ready-to-color illustrations. Coordinating text explores the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems, and answers such questions as What is a hiccup? and Where is my DNA?