From the Earth to the Moon

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

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Category: Moon

Page: 259

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A scientist and members of a gun club decide they will build a spaceship that can reach the moon.

The Moon

Resources, Future Development and Settlement

Author: David Schrunk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 261

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This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Author: Hamish Lindsay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 426

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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Author: W. David Woods

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 412

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Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces what was a massive accomplishment right from the early launches through manned orbital spaceflights, detailing each step. Out of the battlefields of World War II came the gifted German engineers and designers who developed the V-2 rocket, which evolved into the powerful Saturn V booster that propelled men to the Moon. David Woods tells this exciting story, starting from America’s postwar astronautical research facilities. The techniques and procedures developed have been recognised as an example of human exploration at its greatest, demonstrating a peak of technological excellence.

Return to the Moon

Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space

Author: Harrison Schmitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon—to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. With governments playing a supporting role—just as they have in the development of modern commercial aeronautics and agricultural production—Schmitt believes that a fundamentally private enterprise is the only type of organization capable of sustaining such an effort and, eventually, even making it pay off.

Fly Me to the Moon

An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

Author: Edward Belbruno

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 192

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When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel space travel--or, as he puts it, "surfing the gravitational field." Belbruno devised one of the most exciting concepts now being used in space flight, that of swinging through the cosmos on the subtle fluctuations of the planets' gravitational pulls. His idea was met with skepticism until 1991, when he used it to get a stray Japanese satellite back on course to the Moon. The successful rescue represented the first application of chaos to space travel and ushered in an emerging new field. Part memoir, part scientific adventure story, Fly Me to the Moon gives a gripping insider's account of that mission and of Belbruno's personal struggles with the science establishment. Along the way, Belbruno introduces readers to recent breathtaking advances in American space exploration. He discusses ways to capture and redirect asteroids; presents new research on the origin of the Moon; weighs in on discoveries like 2003 UB313 (now named Eris), a dwarf planet detected in the far outer reaches of our solar system--and much more. Grounded in Belbruno's own rigorous theoretical research but written for a general audience, Fly Me to the Moon is for anybody who has ever felt moved by the spirit of discovery.

Talking to the Moon

Author: John Joseph Mathews

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The author recounts his experiences living alone for ten years in the northeastern part of Oklahoma, and shares his observations on nature

Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays

Author: John Patrick Shanley

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

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Category: Drama

Page: 50

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THE STORIES: In THE RED COAT, a teenage boy in the Bronx lays in wait outside a party for a girl he hardly knows. His mission, which he accomplishes with touching if halting effectiveness, is to tell her that he loves her. (1 man, 1 woman.) In DOWN

The Moon in the Water

Understanding Tanizaki, Kawabata, and Mishima

Author: Gwenn Boardman Petersen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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