Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War
by Boris Chertok
Publisher: NASA History Series 2009
Number of pages: 831
Chertok devotes a significant portion of the volume to the early years of Soviet human space flight in the early 1960's. These include a chapter on the Vostok and Voskhod programs, which left an indelible mark on early years of the 'space race', a lengthy meditation on the origins and early missions of the Soyuz space program, the flight and death of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov during the very first piloted Soyuz flight in 1967.
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by Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA
Anybody who has watched many movies or television shows has seen them -- the ubiquitous silver suits worn by pilots as they explore the unknown. They are called pressure suits, and one can trace their lineage to Wiley Post or, a bit earlier.
by Thomas R. Kane - McGraw Hill
This book is an outgrowth of courses taught at Stanford University and at UCLA. It is intended for use as a textbook in courses of instruction at the graduate level and as a reference work for engineers engaged in research in this field.
by Dave Doody - NASA
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins - NASA
Returning to Earth after a flight into space is a challenge, and contributions from the NASA in aerodynamics, thermal protection, control, stability, propulsion, and landing systems have proven critical to the success of the human space flight.