Manned Space Exploration
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
American Moonshot
John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Hardcover      ISBN: 006265506x
Draws on new primary source material and firsthand interviews in a reassessment of the space program that examines the political, cultural, and scientific factors that launched NASA and the space race.
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0316253030
The author charts the course of his career as an astronaut, detailing how he overcame slim odds on account of his Canadian nationality to become one of NASA's most decorated astronauts while offering an intimate look at life in space.
Beyond: Our Future in Space
Beyond
Our Future in Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0393352153
An accessible report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space includes coverage of topics ranging from China's 2020 space station and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.
Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
Beyond Earth
Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804197970
A leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer present a chronicle of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the idea of space colonization into an achievable goal, sharing arguments in favor of targeting Saturn's moon, Titan.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
First Man
The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Paperback      ISBN: 1501153064
Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history. When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In this “compelling and nuanced portrait” (Chicago Tribune) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life. A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. “First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present…What emerges is an earnest and brave man” (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
Into the Black
The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
Paperback      ISBN: 1501123637
The best-selling author of Storm Front recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden flight, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as moonwalker John Young and test pilot Bob Crippen.
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
The Last Man on the Moon
Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space
Paperback      ISBN: 0312263511
A veteran of the United States' Gemini and Apollo programs; the first person to spacewalk; and the commander of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, offers a thrilling look back on his career in NASA and in space. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
Neil Armstrong
A Life of Flight
Hardcover      ISBN: 125004071x
"To date, everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been written from the outside looking in; Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years ofnotes, and with the full cooperation of the Armstrong family, Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. Much has already been written about Armstrong and the major players who helped him fly to the moon, but he wanted this book to emphasize his two passions--family and flight. Barbree and Armstrong discussed everything, from his two marriages and the death of his baby daughter, to his love of flying, the war years and of course, his time in space. The book, timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and full of never-before-seen photos, includes many personal details that have never before been written, such as what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be"--
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
One Giant Leap
The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501106295
Shares the story of the remarkable NASA scientists and engineers who created America's space program and fulfilled President Kennedy's mandate to put a man on the Moon before 1970.
Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)
Out There
A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1538729377
A Space.com senior writer shares scientific insights into the search for alien life, using a question-and-answer format to explore subjects ranging from the economics of living in space to what alien life might look like. 25,000 first printing.