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Full Moon   (Photo book)

In Full Moon, one of the best science photography books ever published, Michael Light presents a voyage in images to the Moon and back. Light took NASA's master negatives of photos taken by Apollo astronauts and scanned them electronically. The resulting pictures are so vivid they seem more clear than real life. Light orders the photos sequentially, selecting the most arresting images from each mission, to create a truly cinematic experience. In the first section, depicting blastoff, you can almost feel the violent shaking of the rocket as it strains to escape Earth's gravity. Then you see the quiet stillness of weightlessness, the astronauts' view down at a perfectly silent Earth, boundless oceans contrasting with bright white clouds. A spacewalk adds vertigo--the astronaut looks fragile and very alone as he floats outside his capsule far above his home planet. Then comes the waiting, as the long voyage toward the Moon continues.
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The Right Stuff
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The Right Stuff   (Novel)

Wolfe tells his story from a limited omniscient perspective, dropping into the lives of his "characters" as each in turn becomes a major player in the space program. After an opening chapter on the terror of being a test pilot's wife, the story cuts back to the late 1940s, when Americans were first attempting to break the sound barrier. Test pilots, we discover, are people who live fast lives with dangerous machines, not all of them airborne. Chuck Yeager was certainly among the fastest, and his determination to push through Mach 1--a feat that some had predicted would cause the destruction of any aircraft--makes him the book's guiding spirit. Yet soon the focus shifts to the seven initial astronauts. Wolfe traces Alan Shepard's suborbital flight and Gus Grissom's embarrassing panic on the high seas (making the controversial claim that Grissom flooded his Liberty capsule by blowing the escape hatch too soon). The author also produces an admiring portrait of John Glenn's apple-pie heroism and selfless dedication.
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Orbit
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Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph The Earth   (Photo book)

This awe-inspiring collection of photographs gives those of us stuck on Earth a glimpse of what our home planet looks like from the window of a space craft... and the big blue marble has never looked more beautiful. All the continents are shown, as well as weather events, the Aurora borealis, and the visible effects of anthropogenic environmental change. Take a sobering look at our lovely planet and realize how small and fragile it really is.
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Las Man On The Moon
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The Last Man On The Moon
by Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander

A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American space program from one of its' pioneers. Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of space flight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17.
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NASA Mission Reports
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Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Reports

The real test for the crew of Apollo 12 was not to see if they could get to the moon, but to see if they could get to an exact place on the moon. Their target was an area known as the Ocean Of Storms. The flight of Apollo 12, which began almost catastrophically when the huge Saturn V was struck by lightning just moments after lift off, went on to yield an enormous amount of valuable data collected during over seven and a half hours on the lunar surface. Some of the rare official documentation of the voyage of Apollo 12 is collected and made commercially available for the first time. Includes a CD-ROM featuring; over 2000 - 70 mm images taken during the mission, several unique interactive panoramic images of The Ocean Of Storms, a 25 minute movie of the voyage of Apollo 12, plus the complete TV footage from the lunar surface and the in-flight press conference - over two hours of full screen, full MPEG video.
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A Man On The Moon
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A Man On The Moon

A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who contributed their brain power, training and teamwork on Earth. In his preface Chaikin writes, "We touched the face of another world and became a people without limits." What follows are thrilling accounts of such remarkable experiences as the rush of a liftoff, the heart-stopping touchdown on the moon, the final hurdle of re-entry, competition for a seat on a moon flight, the tragic spacecraft fire, and the search for clues to the origin of the solar system on the slopes of lunar mountains.
Basis for the HBO series "From The Earth To The Moon"
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Friendship 7: NASA Mission Reports
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Friendship 7: The NASA Mission Reports

Aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in February of 1962. The book includes in-depth technical drawings, the complete ground-to-space communciations log of the mission, lots of great color photos, plus a CD-ROM with official NASA video of the Friendship 7 flight. Find out what made John Glenn such an enduring icon of this century. A wonderful glimpse into the early days of the space race.
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The Race
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The Race

The messy and glorious saga of the golden years of the American space program, told in never-before-revealed detail by a man who was there. In 1963, a young reporter named Jim Schefter was given a dream job: cover America's race to the moon. Since the astronauts were under contract to Life, Schefter's employer, for their stories, he was given unparalleled access to the lives of all the players at NASA. Of course, for PR reasons he could not write a fraction of what he saw then. Now, at last, he can tell it all.
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Apollo: An Eyewitness Account
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Apollo: An Eyewitness Account   (Photo book - Paintings)
by Alan Bean, Apollo 12 LM Pilot

When NASA sent the crew of Apollo 12 to the moon, they may not have realized that they were giving an artist the vision that would carry him through a lifetime of painting. The artist, of course, was astronaut Alan Bean, whose trip to the moon with pals Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon sunk so deeply into his brain that he's been trying to get it down on canvas ever since. He even mixes moon dust and bits of charred Apollo 12 heat shield into his paints to capture a bit of the Ocean of Storms in each image. The astronauts Bean paints are brave, exuberant, and all-American, right down to the reflections of Old Glory in their mirrored visors. His moon is surprisingly colorful and dreamlike, a magical place for jumping higher than you ever did before, racing around in the lunar rover, and swatting golf balls into orbit. Apollo: An Eyewitness Account, coauthored with space expert Andrew Chaikin, is filled with Bean's riveting stories and paintings, recording a long, successful career as an explorer-artist. He recreates the drama and brash enthusiasm of the Apollo program in bold strokes.
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Lost Moon
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Lost Moon
by James Lovell, Apollo 13 Commander

Out of the seven Apollo expeditions to land on the moon, six of the efforts succeeded outstandingly and one failed. Lost Moon is the story of the failure and the incredible heroism of the three astronauts who brought their crippled vehicle back to earth. This account--written by James Lovell, commander of the mission, and his talented coauthor Jeffrey Kluger, captures the high drama of that unique event and is told in the vernacular of the men in the sky and on the ground who masterminded this triumph of heroism, intellectual brilliance, and raw courage.
Basis for the movie "Apollo 13"
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Amazing Space Shuttle
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The Amazing Pop-Up Pull-Out Space Shuttle - Ages 9 through 12

How does the space shuttle fly? How do astronauts live and work on board? The creator of our hugely successful Amazing Pull-Out Pop-Up Body in a Book has a new paper-engineered surprise. Open out these pages and discover the world of the space shuttle, in an amazing 3-D paper-sculpted poster more than 4 feet long! Bursting with entertaining illustrations and packed with space facts that explain how the space shuttle flies and what life is like for the astronauts on a mission. Children can remove the flight deck to examine the spacecraft's inner workings. Includes extraordinary NASA photos.
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NASA Mission Reports Vol 1
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Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports - Volume 1

The book includes the Press Kit and Pre- and Post-flight mission reports, post-flight press conference in the crews own words. The CDROM includes two 30 minute movies of the flight, over 1300 still pictures taken during the mission and a Quicktime Virtual Reality of Tranquillity Base which was constructed from the original 70 mm images taken by Neil Armstrong.
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NASA Mission Reports Vol 2
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Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports - Volume 2

The first time that the post-flight debriefing has been published to the public. The CDROM includes, nearly 3.5 hours of video. The entire uncut television broadcast of the moonwalk, an exclusive interview with Buzz Aldrin conducted in June 99, one more Quicktime VR panorama of Tranquillity Base (this one includes the only good photograph of Neil Armstrong on the surface while processing the bulk sample).
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