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11 May, Andrew Rockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War I09695 2018 eBook  
12 Shayler, David J Gemini Flies! I09678 2018 eBook  
13 Dylla, H. Frederick Scientific Journeys I09595 2020 eBook  
14 O'Sullivan, John European Missions to the International Space Station I09322 2020 eBook  
15 Lund, Tom Early Exploration of the Moon I09284 2018 eBook  
16 Seedhouse, Erik Mars One I09265 2017 eBook  
17 Genta, Giancarlo Next Stop Mars I09261 2017 eBook  
18 Shayler, David J Gemini 4 I09060 2018 eBook  
19 Maiman, Theodore H The Laser Inventor I08739 2018 eBook  
20 Sivolella, Davide Space Mining and Manufacturing I08701 2019 eBook  
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TitleRockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War
Author(s)May, Andrew
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionVI, 214 p. 55 illus., 36 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe Cold War saw scientists in East and West racing to create amazing new technologies, the like of which the world had never seen. Yet not everyone was taken by surprise. From super-powerful atomic weapons to rockets and space travel, readers of science fiction (SF) had seen it all before. Sometimes reality lived up to the SF vision, at other times it didn???t. The hydrogen bomb was as terrifyingly destructive as anything in fiction, while real-world lasers didn't come close to the promise of the classic SF ray gun. Nevertheless, when the scientific Cold War culminated in the Strategic Defence Initiative of the 1980s, it was so science-fictional in its aspirations that the media dubbed it ???Star Wars???. This entertaining account, offering a plethora of little known facts and insights from previously classified military projects, shows how the real-world science of the Cold War followed in the footsteps of SF ??? and how the two together changed our perception of both science and scientists, and paved the way to the world we live in today
ISBN,Price9783319898308
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. PHYSICS 4. Popular Science in Physics 5. Popular Science in Technology 6. Science???Social aspects 7. Security Science and Technology 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 9. System safety 10. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleGemini Flies! : Unmanned Flights and the First Manned Mission
Author(s)Shayler, David J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXV, 333 p. 103 illus., 43 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn 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
ISBN,Price9783319681429
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleScientific Journeys : A Physicist Explores the Culture, History and Personalities of Science
Author(s)Dylla, H. Frederick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXV, 222 p. 67 illus., 46 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation, and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the ???sputnik kids??? growing up in the US at the start of the space age. He built a working laser just two years after they were first invented, an experience that convinced him to become a physicist. During his 50-year career in physics, many personalities and notable events in science and technology helped to form his view of how science contributes to the modern world , including his conviction that the impact of science can be most effective when introduced within the context of the humanities - especially history, literature and the arts. From the Foreword by former U.S. Congressman, Rush D. Holt: In this volume, we have the wide-ranging thoughts and observations of Fred Dylla, an accomplished physicist with an engineer???s fascination for gadgets, a historian???s long perspective, an artist???s aesthetic eye, and a teacher???s passion for sharing ideas. Throughout his varied career [...] his curiosity has been his foremost characteristic and his ability to see the connection between apparently disparate things his greatest skill. [...] Here he examines the roots and growth of innovation in examples from Bell Laboratories, Edison Electric Light Company, and cubist painter Georges Braque. He considers the essential place of publishing in science, that epochal intellectual technique for learning how the world works. He shows the human enrichment and practical benefits that derive from wise investments in scientific research, as well as the waste resulting from a failure to embrace appropriate technologies
ISBN,Price9783030558000
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History, Modern 4. Modern History 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Physics 7. Popular Science in Technology 8. PRINTING 9. Printing and Publishing 10. Publishers and publishing 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 13. TECHNOLOGY 14. United States???Politics and government 15. US Politics
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TitleEuropean Missions to the International Space Station : 2013 to 2019
Author(s)O'Sullivan, John
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXII, 334 p. 102 illus., 101 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe European Space Agency has a long history of human spaceflight, working with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the ESA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and their contributions to its development and success. For example, ESA built the Columbus science laboratory, as well as the Cupola, the Leonardo PMM and the ATV supply ship. But it is the human endeavor that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six-month expeditions and spacewalking to commanding Earth???s only outpost in space and doing experiments, ESA astronauts ??? whose personal stories are also told ??? have played a vital role in the international project. Many of their efforts are documented in photographs in the book. In following up on the missions covered in this author???s earlier title, In the Footsteps of Columbus (2016), this book highlights European missions from the 2013 Volare mission of Luca Parmitano to his 2019 Beyond mission and includes first flights for Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Andreas Mogensen, Tim Peake, and Thomas Pesquet
ISBN,Price9783030303266
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleEarly Exploration of the Moon : Ranger to Apollo, Luna to Lunniy Korabl
Author(s)Lund, Tom
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIII, 391 p. 193 illus., 92 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteLuna 2, launched by the USSR in 1959, was the first spacecraft from Earth to land on the moon. That first voyage was followed by increasingly capable lunar exploration spacecraft from Russia and the United States. A total of 36 successful lunar exploration missions were conducted from 1959 to the last Apollo manned exploration in 1972 and the final travels of the Lunokhod lunar rover in 1973. Of all the missions, that of Apollo 17 was the pinnacle of manned space exploration. Apollo 17 astronauts traveled 21 miles on the lunar surface in a dune buggy-type vehicle, stopping frequently to explore and gather samples. The spacecraft that enabled lunar exploration were ingenious, and reflected the best efforts of talented people working with the technology of the day. This book showcases the engineering involved in those incredible machines. The spacecraft covered, and their missions, are listed below. From the United States: ??? Ranger ??? Photography en route to lunar impact ??? Lunar Orbiter ??? Photography of front and back side of moon ??? Surveyor ??? Soft landing, photography, and soil analysis ??? Apollo ??? Manned exploration. Lunar Rover expanded range From the USSR: ??? Luna 2 ??? Photography en route to lunar impact ??? Luna 3 ??? Photography of back side of moon on flyby ??? Luna 9 and 13 ??? Soft landing, photography, and soil analysis ??? Luna 10, 11, 12, 14 ??? Photography from lunar orbit ??? Luna 16, 20, 24 ??? Soft landing, return of soil sample to Earth ??? Lunokhod-1, -2 ??? Lunar roving vehicle driven from Earth ??? L1 ??? Planned manned lunar flyby but only flew unmanned ??? L3 ??? Planned manned lunar landing but never flew to moon To tell the story of these spacecraft, Tom Lund draws on over 40 years??? work on aircraft and spacecraft systems. He was technical lead for the landing radars for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft, and his practical experience is augmented by master???s degrees in electrical engineering, physics, and business administration
ISBN,Price9783030020712
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleMars One : The Ultimate Reality TV Show?
Author(s)Seedhouse, Erik
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXIII, 174 p. 93 illus., 84 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book dissects the hype and hubris of the Mars One venture. Every aspect of the mission design is scrutinized, from the haphazard selection process to the unproven mission architecture. A controversial project, many professional astronauts consider Mars One a reckless attempt, yet it gained popular attention. This go-to reference guide provides the reader with insights into the myriad issues arising from the project's loss of funding, loss of sponsorship, loss of TV rights. It explains what contributed to an overly optimistic assessment of Mars One's mission-specific technology, and what captivated the public and the many willing candidates despite these flaws. From the author of Survival and Sacrifice in Mars Exploration (2015) among many more books on spacefaring, this is yet another up-to-the-minute account of an emerging player in the private space market from an expert on the subject
ISBN,Price9783319444970
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. PROJECT MANAGEMENT 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 10. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleNext Stop Mars : The Why, How, and When of Human Missions
Author(s)Genta, Giancarlo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXX, 415 p. 145 illus., 57 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book covers the possible manned mission to Mars first discussed in the 1950s and still a topic of much debate, addressing historic and future plans to visit the Red Planet. Considering the environmental dangers and the engineering and design needed for a successful trip, it covers every aspect of a possible mission and outpost. The chapters explain the motivations behind the plan to go to Mars, as well as the physical factors that astronauts on manned missions will face on Mars and in transit. The author provides a comprehensive exposure to the infrastructure needs on Mars itself, covering an array of facilities including power sources, as well as addressing earth-based communication networks that will be necessary. Mechanisms for return to Earth are also addressed. As the reality of a manned Mars voyage becomes more concrete, the details are still largely up in the air. This book presents an overview of proposed approaches past, present, and future, both from NASA and, increasingly, from other space agencies and private companies. It clearly displays the challenges and the ingenious solutions involved in reaching Mars with human explorers
ISBN,Price9783319443119
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleGemini 4 : An Astronaut Steps into the Void
Author(s)Shayler, David J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXV, 378 p. 81 illus., 46 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe flight of Gemini 4 in June 1965 was conducted barely four years after the first Americans flew in space. It was a bold step by NASA to accomplish the first American spacewalk and to extend the U.S. flight duration record to four days. This would be double the experience gained from the six Mercury missions combined. This daring mission was the first to be directed from the new Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston, Texas. It also revealed that: Working outside the spacecraft would require further study. Developing the techniques to rendezvous with another object in space would not be as straightforward as NASA had hoped. Living in a small spacecraft for several days was a challenging but necessary step in the quest for even longer flights. Despite the risks, the gamble that astronauts Jim McDivitt and Ed White undertook paid off. Gemini 4 gave NASA the confidence to attempt an even longer flight the next time. That next mission would simulate the planned eight-day duration of an Apollo lunar voyage. Its story is recounted in the next title in this series: Gemini 5: Eight Days in Space or Bust
ISBN,Price9783319766751
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. Popular Science in Technology 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleThe Laser Inventor : Memoirs of Theodore H. Maiman
Author(s)Maiman, Theodore H
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXXXIX, 312 p. 89 illus., 45 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn these engaging memoirs of a maverick, Theodore H. Maiman describes the life events leading to his invention of the laser in 1960. Maiman succeeded using his expertise in physics and engineering along with an ingenious and elegant design not anticipated by others. His pink ruby laser produced mankind???s first-ever coherent light and has provided transformational technology for commerce, industry, telecom, the Internet, medicine, and all the sciences. Maiman also chronicles the resistance from his employer and the ongoing intrigue by competing researchers in industry and academia seeking to diminish his contribution in inventing the first laser. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from physicists and engineers through science enthusiasts to general readers. The volume includes extensive photos and documentary materials related to Maiman???s life and accomplishments never before published. "No one beat Maiman to the laser. How important is the laser? How important are all lasers? That is how important we have to regard Maiman???s contribution.He and the laser changed all of our lives, everyone???s!" Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, University of Illinois at Champaigne-Urbana, and inventor of the light-emitting diode (LED) and co-inventor of the transistor laser "More than five decades later, we can safely conclude that Theodore Maiman's groundbreaking discovery changed the world. Our modern life just as scientific research would be quite different without the laser." Dr. Ferenc Krausz, Director, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany, and Professor of Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, and pioneer in attosecond lasers and attophysics "Maiman had the stroke of genius needed to take a different approach [from his competitors]. The sheer elegance and simplicity of his design belies the intellectual achievement it represents. If his invention seems obvious to some today, it was far from obvious in 1960." Jeff Hecht, authoritative science writer on the historical development of the laser, author of books on lasers and fiber optics
ISBN,Price9783319619408
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 4. LASERS 5. Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices 6. PHOTONICS 7. PHYSICS 8. Popular Science in Physics 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleSpace Mining and Manufacturing : Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques
Author(s)Sivolella, Davide
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXI, 207 p. 102 illus., 38 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book produces convincing evidence that exploiting the potential of space could help solve many environmental and social issues affecting our planet, such as pollution, overcrowding, resource depletion and conflicts, economic inequality, social unrest, economic instability and unemployment. It also touches on the legal problems that will be encountered with the implementation of the new technologies and new laws that will need to be enacted and new organizations that will need to be formed to deal with these changes. This proposition for a space economy is not science fiction, but well within the remit of current or under development technologies. Numerous technologies are described and put together to form a coherent and feasible road map that, if implemented, could lead humankind towards a brighter future.
ISBN,Price9783030308810
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. INTERNATIONAL LAW 7. Law of the sea 8. Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Science and Technology Studies 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 13. TECHNOLOGY 14. Technology???Sociological aspects
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