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Sigma 7: The NASA Mission Reports
Sigma 7: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, Steve Whitfield
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
The Unbroken Chain (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Guenter Wendt, Russell Still
Hardcover from Apogee Books

A Vision of Future Space Transportation (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Tim McElyea, David Brin
Paperback from Apogee Books

X-15: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books

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Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports
Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports, Volume 3 (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 17: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, Harrison Schmitt
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 16: The NASA Mission Reports, Volume 1 (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 8: The NASA Mission Reports
Apollo 8: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, Apogee Books
Paperback from Collectors Guide Publishing, Inc.
 
Apollo 14: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 13: The NASA Mission Reports
Apollo 13: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
A dream come true for dedicated space buffs, the NASA Mission Reports series pulls together an almost overwhelming array of official NASA press kits, operation reports, images, CD-ROM movies, and even dinner menus from some of the space agency's most momentous missions, from Gemini 6 to the many Mars launches.
Series editor Robert Godwin explains in his introduction why the failed Apollo 13 mission (later of Tom Hanks-Ron Howard fame) is particularly deserving of such detail-intensive attention: "Putting aside the high drama of the events, the following documents reveal a side of NASA that is often overlooked, the talents of the management and administrators." Those talents are nowhere more evident than in the minutes from the House Science and Astronautics Committee hearing, numerous internal NASA memos, and the previously classified technical debriefing of the astronauts. Even the pre-mission materials prove interesting, explaining with extensive diagrams the many experiments that never reached the lunar surface.

As with the other excellent installments in the Mission Reports series, the included CD-ROM backs up the already solid content with searchable documents and choice images and movies, including a long interview with Jim Lovell. (And while the CD works more smoothly on Windows, users on other platforms shouldn't have to work too hard accessing its many jpegs and mpegs.) --Paul Hughes - Amazon.com
Paperback from Collector's Guide Pub

 
Friendship 7: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports, Volume 2 (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Collectors Guide Publishing, Inc.
 
Gemini 7: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, Collector's Guide Publishing
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Space Shuttle Sts 1-5: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Mars: The Nasa Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports, Volume 1 (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 7: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Gemini 6: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Paperback from Collector's Guide Pub
 
Apollo 9: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Paperback from CG Publishing Inc.
 
Apollo 15: The NASA Mission Reports, Volume 1 (Apogee Books Space Series)
by David Scott, James C., Dr. Fletcher, Apogee Books, Robert Godwin
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Freedom 7: The NASA Mission Reports (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin, Steve Whitfield
Paperback from Apogee Books
 
Virtual Apollo: A Pictorial Essay of the Engineering and Construction of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Scott P. Sullivan
Paperback from Apogee Books

 
Dyna-Soar: Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System (Apogee Books Space Series)
Dyna-Soar: Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Godwin
Book Description
Originally proposed in 1934 by an Austrian engineer by the name of Eugen Sänger, it had the potential to be the ultimate super-weapon. Sänger's design soon found its way into the hands of the Nazi regime in Germany where it was refined at the Goring Institute. 

In 1952 Walter Dornberger, a one-time German army general who had run the rocket program at the infamous Peenemünde facility, sent an unsolicited proposal to the Air Force on behalf of the Bell Aircraft Company. Dornberger saw that Sänger's idea was still valid and that current technology was catching up with the concept. 

In 1954 the United States Air Force and the Bell Aircraft Company arranged a contract for the study of an advanced, bomber-reconnaissance weapon system. 

By June 1959 the whole idea had been dropped in the lap of the Boeing company who had spent millions on research in their bid to win the coveted contract. The new vehicle was to be called Dyna-Soar, a catchy abbreviation which stood for Dynamic Soarer. This new vehicle would be able to be dispatched to anywhere on Earth in a matter of hours and would provide the long-range radar systems of the time only a three minute warning of its impending arrival. 

It was a Space Shuttle with a mission - to drop a weapon payload anywhere on Earth and to do so while approaching its target at hypersonic velocity - 18,000 miles per hour. 

Between 1957 and 1963 the Dyna-Soar program consumed $430 million of the US taxpayer's money. However, it never flew. 

Cancelled less than two weeks after President Kennedy's assassination, the Dyna-Soar (or X-20) was consigned to oblivion by the stroke of a pen. 

Today, much of the research and technology acquired during the Dyna-Soar program is still valid. Some of it went into the Space Shuttle and some is still being used as background for the USAF Falcon program and NASA’s Orbital Space Plane (OSP). 

The story of Dyna-Soar is one of the great "what-ifs" of American aerospace history. If it had been seen to completion it might have seen service as a weapon, a shuttle, a life-boat for the space station, a tourist vehicle, or in its proposed advanced versions even a conveyance for regular trips to a moon base. 

For the first time this book compiles many of the critical government documents that tell the story of America's extraordinary lost spacecraft. 

Over 100 B&W pictures, 16 pages of color pictures and over 200 drawings and charts. 
Paperback from Apogee Books

 
Apollo Eecom: Journey of a Lifetime (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Sy Liebergot, David M. Harland, Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Hardcover from Apogee Books
 
The Rocket Team (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Frederick I., Iii Ordway, Mitchell, R. Sharpe, Wernher Von Braun, Frederick I. Ordway III, Sharpe R. Mitchell
Hardcover from Apogee Books
 
Interstellar Travel and Multi-Generational Space Ships (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Yoji Kondo, Frederick Bruhweiler, John Moore, Charles Sheffield, Haldeman Joe, Sheffield Charles
Hardcover from Apogee Books
 
On to Mars: Colonizing a New World (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Zubrin, Frank Crossman
Paperback from Apogee Books

 
 
 
 

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