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Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2019

Alabama author’s legal thriller finale out Tuesday

The Final Reckoning

The Final Reckoning
The Final Reckoning

Alabama author’s legal thriller finale out Tuesday

Article Excerpt: "... Bailey, a lawyer and author from Huntsville, is releasing “The Final Reckoning,” the fourth and final book in his “McMurtrie and Drake” series, on Tuesday. He’ll kick off the release with a book signing at Books-a-Million in Huntsville..."

Reference: www.aol.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owner's Workshop Manual


NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owner's Workshop Manual: 50th Anniversary Special Edition - An insight into the hardware from the first manned mission to land on the moon

Amazon

Article Excerpt: "... To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 20th century’s greatest flight achievement, this book chronicles how 400,000 men and women across the US worked to transport human beings across a quarter million miles of hostile space to an unexplored world, and how they ensured that the seven million engineered parts invented to fly this single mission all worked perfectly. The first Moon landing in July 1969 captured the world’s imagination like no other space event before or after. Now, a half century later, the Owners' Workshop Manual series presents a fascinating insight into this unparalleled mission, from the raw, fire-breathing power of the mighty Saturn V rocket to the individual stitching on a pressure-suit glove. You'll also find a new look at the legacy of Apollo 11, how the Apollo missions inspired Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to think big and create the current SpaceX and Blue Origin programs, and a look forward to future manned Moon missions and deep-space exploration. The engaging, insightful text, accompanied by remarkable photos and technical images, bring arguably the greatest-ever feat of engineering and human endeavor to life ..."

Reference: www.amazon.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage, Book, Amazon)

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)Wernher von Braun

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun, Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage).

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.


Reference: Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Vintage)