Siamo lieti di annunciare l’apertura definitiva della nuova linea editoriale di ISAA, la quale si prefigge di divulgare testi e volumi liberamente fruibili in formato cartaceo e di ottima fattura.
Attualmente sono disponibili per la vendita i seguenti volumi:
- Press Kit di tutte le missioni shuttle
A colori o B/N a seconda della missione e con copertina morbida
Prezzo variabile a seconda della missione, compreso fra 9.90 euro e 17.00 euro a seconda del tipo di stampa.
- American X-Vehicles
Jenkins, Dennis R., Tony Landis, and Jay Miller
64 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 9.90 Euro
“For a while, it seemed the series of experimental aircraft sponsored by the U.S. government had run its course. Between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, almost thirty designations had been allocated to aircraft meant to explore new flight regimes or untried technologies. Then, largely, it ended. But there was a resurgence in the mid- to late1990s, and as we enter the fourth year of the new millennia, the designations are up to X-50. Many have a misconception that X-vehicles have always explored the high-speed and high-altitude flight regimes—something popularized by Chuck Yeager in the original X-1 and the exploits of the twelve men that flew the X-15. Although these flight regimes have always been in the spotlight, many others have been explored by X-vehicles. The little Bensen X-25 never exceeded 85 mph, and others were limited to speeds of several hundred mph. There has been some criticism that the use of X designations has been corrupted somewhat by including what are essentially prototypes of future operational aircraft, especially the two JSF demonstrators. But this is not new—the X-11 and X-12 from the 1950s were going to be prototypes of the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile, and the still-born Lockheed X-27 was always intended as a prototype of a production aircraft. So although this practice does not represent the best use of “X” designations, it is not without precedent.”
- Remembering Space Age[/b]
Dick, Steven J.
482 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 19.00 Euro
[i]"This is a superb collection of papers, drawn from a co-convened NASA History Division and National Aire and Space Museum Space History Division conference on October 22-23, 2007.
As the editor, Steven Dick, NASA’s Chief Historican suggests, the reader will find this volume full of thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
This look back in time will give the reader a much better foothold on the decades ahead – and a tool to help gauge -and balance --vision and reality."[/i]
Space Coalition blog by Leonard David
- X-15 - Extending the Frontiers of Flight[/b]
Jenkins, Dennis R.
704 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 30.00 Euro
A history of the design and achievements of the high-speed, 1950s-era X-15 airplane is presented by David Jenkins
- Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology
Portree, David S.F. and Robert C. Trevino
146 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida
Prezzo: 12.00 Euro
One of the most significant activities conducted in space takes place when human beings depart their spacecraft and travel about and perform work in a spacesuit. Extravehicular activities (EVA) require some of the most complex technical skills, sophisticated technologies, and human capabilities of all missions undertaken in space. The first of these EVAs took place on 18 March 1965 during the Soviet Union?s Voskhod 2 orbital mission when cosmonaut Alexei Leonov first departed the spacecraft in Earth orbit to test the concept. In June of 1965, during the flight of Gemini 4, Edward White II, performed the first EVA by an American. Since that time hundreds of hours have been amassed by humans conducting EVAs in both Earth orbit and on the lunar surface. Between that time and April 1997, when Jerry Linenger conducted an EVA with Vladimir Tsibliyev as part of International Space Station Phase I, 154 EVAs have been undertaken.
- Mir Hardware Heritage & Mir Mission Chronicles
David Portree & Sue McDonald
300 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 19.00 euro
- Project Apollo: The Tough Decisions
Seamans, Robert C. Jr.
174 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 14.00 euro
Seamans was one of the top three management officials during this period (along with Hugh Dryden and James Webb), so much of his monograph is 'written in the first person singular as he is addressing his own personal experiences. Working chronologically, Seamans talks about the “Eisenhower Legacy” and how his administration created NASA and what was happening in space history at that time. The Echo balloon and TIROS (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) were in orbit at that time. …
Presents the history of the manned space program from September 1, 1960 to January 5, 1968. Outlines chronologically and in detail the steps taken from the early Mercury days through the operation tests conducted with Gemini, to the qualification of Apollo. Describes the key technical, operational, and management milestones and how key issues in each phase of the space program were resolved.
- US Human Space Flight: A Record of Achievement, 1961-2006
Rumerman, Judy A.
104 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 10.00 euro
U.S. Human Spaceflight: A Record of Achievement, 1961-2006 is a monograph from NASA’s History Division, covering every human spaceflight mission from Mercury 1 on.
U.S. Human Spaceflight: A Record of Achievement, 1961-2006 (Monograph in Aerospace History No. 41) was compiled by Judith A. Rumerman and updated by Chris Gamble and Gabriel Okolski. This handy and richly illustrated reference work is an updating of the similarly titled Monograph 9 that was published in 1998.
- Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Chronology Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the First Powered Flight on December 17, 1903
Renstrom, Arthur G.
136 pagg. in B/N con copertina morbida a colori
Prezzo: 12.00 euro
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