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Burt Rutan's Race to Space: The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations

by Dan Linehan

Years ago, Burt Rutan told a reporter for Popular Mechanics, “If we make a courageous decision like the goal and program we kicked off for Apollo in 1961, we will see our children or grandchildren in outposts...

Make: Rockets: Down-To-Earth Rocket Science

by Mike Westerfield

This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience.

Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks...

Rotating Flow

by Peter R N Childs

Rotating flow is critically important across a wide range of scientific, engineering and product applications, providing design and modeling capability for diverse products such as jet engines, pumps and vacuum...

Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors

by Victor Giurgiutiu

Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition provides an authoritative theoretical and experimental guide to this fast-paced, interdisciplinary area with exciting applications...


by Seth Young & Alexander T. Wells

The definitive, up-to-date guide to airport planning and management

Fully revised, updated, and reorganized to reflect the latest advances in the aviation industry, Airport Planning and Management, Sixth Edition...

Doppler Radar & Weather Observations

by Richard J. Doviak & Dusan S. Zrnic

This book reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters. It illustrates the relation of Doppler radar data and images to atmospherix phenomena...

Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age

by David A. Clary

More famous in his day than Einstein or Edison, the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945) was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets...

Commercial Airplane Design Principles

by Pasquale M Sforza

Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design:  initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine...

X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age

by John Anderson & Richard Passman

In X-15, the exciting story of the X-15-the iconic rocket plane of the Cold War space race-is recounted by John Anderson, curator of aerodynamics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This experimental...

Principles of Aeroelasticity

by Raymond L. Bisplinghoff & Holt Ashley

Summary and general methods of constructing static and dynamic equations, dealing with the laws of mechanics for heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators, structural operators, much more. 1962 edition....

Theoretical Aerodynamics

by L. M. Milne-Thomson

An excellent introduction to inviscid airflow using potential theory, this book is a classic in its field. Complete reprint of the revised 1966 edition, which brings the subject up to date.

Principles of Aeroelasticity

by Raymond L. Bisplinghoff & Holt Ashley

Geared toward professional engineers, this volume will be helpful for students, too. Topics include methods of constructing static and dynamic equations, heated elastic solids, forms of aerodynamic operators,...

Rotary-Wing Aerodynamics

by W. Z. Stepniewski

Clear, concise text covers aerodynamic phenomena of the rotor and offers guidelines for helicopter performance evaluation. Originally prepared for NASA. Prefaces. New Indexes. 10 black-and-white photos. 537...

An Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics

by Jack Moran

Concise text discusses properties of wings and airfoils in incompressible and primarily inviscid flow, viscid flows, panel methods, finite difference methods, and computation of transonic flows past thin airfoils....

Elements of Gas Dynamics

by H. W. Liepmann & A. Roshko

First-rate text covers thermodynamics, one-dimensional gas dynamics and one-dimensional wave motion, waves in supersonic flow, flow in ducts and wind tunnels, methods of measurement, the equations of frictionless...


by Robert Goddard

Two of the most significant publications in the history of rocketry and jet propulsion: "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" (1919) and "Liquid Propellant Rocket Development" (1936). 96 black-and-white illustrations....

Engineering Analysis of Flight Vehicles

by Holt Ashley

Excellent graduate-level text explores virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, demonstrating their interface in atmospheric...

Dynamics of Atmospheric Flight

by Bernard Etkin

This treatment for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals makes special reference to stability and control of airplanes, with extensive numerical examples covering a variety of vehicles....

Introduction to Space Dynamics

by William Tyrrell Thomson

Comprehensive, classic introduction to space-flight engineering for advanced undergraduate and graduate students provides basic tools for quantitative analysis of the motions of satellites and other vehicles...

Theory of Wing Sections: Including a Summary of Airfoil Data

by Ira H. Abbott & A. E. von Doenhoff

Concise compilation of subsonic aerodynamic characteristics of NACA wing sections, plus description of theory. 350 pages of tables.