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55 Free Ebooks on Aeronautics and Aerospace Technology to Explore Worlds Beyond Earth

55 Free Ebooks on Aeronautics and Aerospace Technology to Explore Worlds Beyond Earth

The distance between Earth and Mars is 52.225 million miles. The distance between Earth and Alpha Centauri is 4.367 light-years. The farthest known star, Icarus, is 5 billion light-years from Earth. It will take 9 billion years for our existing chemical rockets to reach Icarus! Furthermore, companies such as SpaceX charge $62 million to launch a commercial satellite into orbit. These factors have prevented deep space travel, but new methods of propulsion are currently being studied in order to make space exploration and inhabitation a possibility.

Aerospace engineering, for example, is a closely related area of engineering that deals with the production of aircraft and spacecraft. Aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering are two main divisions that overlap. Aeronautics, on the other hand, is the science or art of studying, designing, and producing air flight–capable machines, as well as the techniques for flying planes and rockets through the air. The science of building and operating vehicles for space exploration outside the earth’s atmosphere is known as astronautics.

In this compilation we’ve compiled 55 free ebooks from Aeronautics & Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering and Propulsion Technology. If space exploration or reaching into the deep-space fascinates you, this compilation may tickle your curiosity and your quest for more knowledge. Happy exploring!Aeronautics & Astronautics

  1. Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Journal by Eric M. Jones
  2. Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference by Richard W. Orloff
  3. Breaking the Mishap Chain by P.W. Merlin, G.A. Bendrick, D.A. Holland
  4. Coming Home: Reentry and Recovery from Space by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins
  5. Confronting Space Debris by Dave Baiocchi, William Welser IV
  6. Dressing for Altitude by Dennis R. Jenkins
  7. Flying Beyond the Stall by Douglas A. Joyce
  8. From Stargazers to Starships by David P. Stern
  9. How to design, build and test small liquid-fuel rocket engines by Leroy J. Krzycki
  10. Humans to Mars: Fifty Years of Mission Planning, 1950-2000 by David S. F. Portree
  11. Mariner Mission to Venus by Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  12. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 by Roger E. Bilstein
  13. Popular Review of new Concepts, Ideas and Innovations in Space Launch and Flight by Alexander Bolonkin
  14. Psychology of Space Exploration by Douglas A. Vakoch
  15. Remembering the Space Age by Steven J. Dick
  16. Rockets and People, Volume 1 by Boris Chertok
  17. Rockets and People, Volume 2: Creating a Rocket Industry by Boris Chertok
  18. Rockets and People, Volume 3: Hot Days of the Cold War by Boris Chertok
  19. Rockets and People: Volume IV: The Moon Race by Boris Chertok
  20. Space Handbook by Robert W. Buchheim
  21. Spacecraft Dynamics by Thomas R. Kane
  22. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology by Ivan D. Ertel, at al.
  23. The Future of Remote Sensing From Space by U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
  24. Unlimited Horizons: Design and Development of the U-2 by Peter W. Merlin

Aerospace Engineering

  1. Aerial Vehicles by Thanh Mung Lam
  2. Aerospace Technologies Advancements by Thawar T. Arif
  3. Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook by Federal Aviation Administration
  4. Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference by Richard W. Orloff
  5. Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership by David N. Spires
  6. Crash Course: Lessons Learned from Accidents Involving Remotely Piloted and Autonomous Aircraft by Peter W. Merlin
  7. Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics by T. A. Heppenheimer
  8. Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering by Manuel Soler
  9. Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow by Christopher E. Brennen
  10. Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight by Theodore A. Talay
  11. Lecture Notes on Gas Dynamics by Joseph M. Powers
  12. Modeling Flight by Joseph R. Chambers
  13. NASA at 50: Interviews with NASA’s Senior Leadership by Rebecca Wright, Sandra Johnson, Steven J. Dick
  14. NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo by Sylvia Doughty Fries
  15. Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 by Roger E. Bilstein
  16. Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr.
  17. Remembering the Space Age by Steven J. Dick
  18. Societal Impact of Spaceflight by NASA
  19. Space Handbook by Robert W. Buchheim
  20. Space Transport and Engineering Methods by Wikibooks
  21. Spacecraft Dynamics by Thomas R. Kane
  22. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology by Ivan D. Ertel, at al.
  23. The Smell Of Kerosene: A Test Pilot’s Odyssey by Donald L. Mallick
  24. The Wind and Beyond by James R. Hansen,
  25. Wind Tunnels by Satoru Okamoto
  26. Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story by R. Dale Reed

Propulsion Technology

  1. Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology by Virginia P. Dawson
  2. How to design, build and test small liquid-fuel rocket engines by Leroy J. Krzycki
  3. Pursuit of Power: NASA’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory No. 1 and 2 by Robert S. Arrighi
  4. Space Handbook by Robert W. Buchheim
  5. Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket 1958-2002 by Virginia P. Dawson, Mark D. Bowles

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