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Aeronautics & Astronautics

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  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    by Eric Berger

    ‘Just read it.’ Elon MuskThe dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX—and Elon Musk—from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.SpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade. Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Harrier 809

    Britain’s Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War

    by Rowland White

    ‘A military adventure, written with expertise…a tale of initiative,skill and courage, of pushing beyond the rules.’ The SpectatorApril 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.In response, Britain despatches a naval Task Force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harriers against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air Force.The odds against them are ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space

    by Stephen Walker

    ‘Thrilling … High-definition history: tight, thrilling and beautifully researched’ SUNDAY TIMES‘This book is a triumph’ DAN SNOW9.07 a.m., April 12, 1961. A top-secret rocket site in the USSR. A young Russian sits inside a tiny capsule on top of the Soviet Union’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile – originally designed to carry a nuclear warhead – and blasts into the skies. His name ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Westwind

    The classic lost thriller

    by Ian Rankin

    THE CLASSIC LOST THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Shockingly good' The Sun'A prescient, high-octane thriller' Daily Express'Totally on the money - and ripe for this republication' i Newspaper* * * * ***It always starts with a small lie. That's how you stop noticing the bigger ones.After his friend suspects something strange going on at the satellite facility where ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Why Planes Crash: 2001

    by Sylvia Wrigley

    series Why Planes Crash
    Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents? Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the twenty first century.Why Planes Crash: 2001 is the first of the ... Read more

    $4.90 AUD

  • Falling to Earth

    An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon

    by Al Worden and 3 more

    As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming ... Read more

    $22.10 AUD

  • Bringing Columbia Home

    The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

    by Michael D. Leinbach and 3 more

    Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space HipstersThe dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation’s eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center was a ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Last Man on the Moon

    Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space

    by Eugene Cernan and 1 more

    The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the ... Read more

    $17.26 AUD

  • Into the Black

    The electrifying true story of how the first flight of the Space Shuttle nearly ended in disaster

    by Rowland White

    On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built – the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was a winged rocket plane, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World

    When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World

    by James Hamilton-Paterson

    In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft -- a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they were. The sleek Comet, the first jet airliner. The awesome delta-winged Vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. The Hawker Hunter, the most beautiful fighter-jet ever built and the Lightning, which ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

    A Life of Adventure in Air and Space

    by John W Young and 1 more

    He walked on the Moon. He flew six space missions in three different programs--more than any other human. He served with NASA for more than four decades. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut."Enthusiasts of space exploration have long waited for John Young to tell the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • Slide Rule

    by Nevil Shute Norway

    Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shute's novels can ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 101 Facts… Solar System

    101 Space Facts for Kids, #4

    by IP Factly

    series 101 Space Facts for Kids #4
    IP Factly presents... "101 Facts… Solar System!"Solar System Kids Book - Amazing facts, stunning photos plus videos telling the story of the solar system for kids. Space facts for kidsA fun and fascinating way for young readers to discover more about the planets, dwarf planets and other fascinating objects in the Solar System. This planet book for kids mixes facts, stunning photos and even Videos ... Read more

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  • Apollo 8

    The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

    by Jeffrey Kluger

    The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Flight to St Antony: An aviation mystery

    by Blackman and 1 more

    series A Peter Talbert Aviation Mystery
    Flight to St Antony is a modern accurate aviation mystery/thriller where the detective Peter Talbert, an aviation insurance expert, is instrumental in solving the reason why an airliner with over two hundred people on board is forced to ditch at night in the Caribbean near the island of St Antony. There are only a few survivors, all from the rear of the aircraft and they were saved through the ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • V Force Boys

    All New Reminiscences by Air and Ground Crews Operating the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant in the Cold War and Beyond

    by Anthony Wright and 1 more

    The V Force consisted of three four-jet bombers, the Valiant, the Vulcan and the Victor, all required as part of the nuclear deterrent in the Cold War following the end of the Second World War. The Valiant was less aerodynamically advanced than the other two and went into service in 1955. The Vulcan entered service in 1956 and the Victor a year later. The Valiant finished operating in 1965 and the ... Read more

    $21.88 AUD

  • Moon Lander

    How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

    by Thomas J. Kelly

    Chief engineer Thomas J. Kelly gives a firsthand account of designing, building, testing, and flying the Apollo lunar module. It was, he writes, “an aerospace engineer’s dream job of the century.” Kelly’s account begins with the imaginative process of sketching solutions to a host of technical challenges with an emphasis on safety, reliability, and maintainability. He catalogs numerous test ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Fly By Wire

    The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson

    by William Langewiesche

    On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the "The Miracle on the Hudson", and Captain Sully ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Breaking the Chains of Gravity

    The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

    by Amy Shira Teitel

    NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer.In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany, the focus both of scientists hoping to fly into space ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Me 262 Stormbird: From the Pilots Who Flew, Fought, and Survived It

    From the Pilots Who Flew, Fought, and Survived It

    by Colin D. Heaton and 2 more

    The Me 262 was the first of its kind, the first jet-powered aircraft. Although conceived before the war, with the initial plans being drawn in April 1939, the Stormbird was beset with technological (particularly the revolutionary engines) and political difficulties, resulting in it not entering combat until August 1944, with claims of nineteen downed Allied aircraft. The performance of the Me 262 ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Ace The Technical Pilot Interview 2/E

    by Gary V. Bristow

    Get your career off the ground with this updated guide to acing the technical pilot interview!Written by an experienced airline pilot, Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition is filled with more than 1000 questions and answers, many of them all-new. This practical study tool asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. It's a must-have, one-stop resource for all pilots, ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Once A Fighter Pilot

    by Jerry Cook

    * The true adventure tales of a U.S. Air Force fighter who flew more than 400 combat hours while on duty in Vietnam* Provides a rare insider's glimpse into the world of the flying elite, detailing their education, training, emotions, and day to day experiences* Poignant, sometimes funny, brutally honest, always exciting, and an eye-opening look at one of the most tumultuous eras in U.S. history. ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • The Right Choice

    An aviation story of deceit and disaster

    by Tony Blackman

    series A Peter Talbert Aviation Mystery
    The Right Choice describes a competition between two manufacturers trying to sell their latest aircraft to an airline in the Philippines, both firms desperate to win. In the real world many tales are told about how such competitions are won and lost using every trick available. The contest in this book describes such a competition and the enormous pressures on the sales teams and demonstration ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD

  • Australian Women Pilots

    Amazing true stories of women in the air

    by Kathy Mexted

    Women have been flying planes ever since there have been planes to fly, but, with a few notable exceptions, they have not been visible or well known. Tenacious, determined and sometimes fearless, Kathy Mexted shares the stories of ten extraordinary Australian women compelled to take to the skies. You will meet trailblazers like Nancy Bird Walton, Deborah Wardley, who was told by Ansett that women ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD