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More Things You'll Need Know To Be The First On Your Block To Get To Space

Low Earth Orbit on the Cheap because low Earth orbit is halfway there.

NASA has some awesome resources in their Technical Reports Servers. This one, at Marshall, has the Space Vehicle Design Criteria Papers and a lot more. Browse by year or subject or search for what you need.

Astronautics Stuctures Manual, Volume I, Volume II and Volume III - NASA's complete hand-design document for building rocketships.

Dryden Tecnical Reports Server

NACA has some very good information.

Glenn something interesting.

Stennis Space Center Technical Reports Server

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Astrophysics Data System Has scanned book, journal articles and historical material. Searchable.

UC Davis Physical Science and Engineering Library

Defense Trade Controls - Reference Library Stay on top of the regulations, this site covers exports.

This site has some very useful online liquid rocket calculators and an excellent glossary. The calculators are released under the GPL.

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Spacefaring and Getting to Space

The Millennial Project
Marshall T. Savage
Empryean Publishing Ltd.
ISBN 0-9633914-9-6

Near Earth

To Rise from Earth
by Wayne Lee
Checkmark Books; 2nd edition (February 2000)
ISBN: 0816040923

The Lunar Base Handbook
by Peter Eckart, Buzz Aldrin
McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing; December 1, 1999
ISBN: 0072401710

The Space Elevator: A Revolutionary Earth-to-Space Transportation System
by Bradley C. Edwards (Illustrator), Eric A. Westling
Bradley C. Edwards & Eric A. Westling; January 14, 2003
ISBN: 0972604502

Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space
by Stanley Schmidt, Robert Zubrin
John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition January 25, 1996
ISBN: 0471135615

Asteroids: A History
by Curtis Peebles
Smithsonian Institution Press; September 1, 2001
ISBN: 1560989823

Resources of Near-Earth Space
J. Lewis
Univ. of Arizona Press
ISBN 0-8165-1404-6

High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Gerard K. O'Neill, Freeman J. Dyson
Collectors Guide Publishing, Inc.; 3rd edition October 2000
ISBN: 189652267X

Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards on a Populated Earth: Computer Modeling
by John S. Lewis
Academic Press; Book and Disk edition September 1999
ISBN: 0124467601

Rain of Iron and Ice: The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment
by John S. Lewis
Perseus Publishing; April 1997
ISBN: 0201154943

Halfway to Anywhere
by G. Harry Stine
M Evans & Co; (April 1998
ISBN: 0871318474


On to Mars: Colonizing a New World (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Robert Zubrin, Frank Crossman
Apogee Books; Book and CD-ROM edition August 2002
ISBN: 1896522904

Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization
by Robert Zubrin
J. P. Tarcher; Reprint edition August 3, 2000
ISBN: 1585420360

Solar System

Mining the Sky
John S. Lewis
Perseus Publishing
ISBN 0-201-32819-4

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System
John S. Lewis
Academic Press
ISBN 0-12-446740-7 (hb)
ISBN 0124467423 (pb)

Pale Blue Dot
Carl Sagan
Random House
ISBN 0-679-43841-6

Moons and Planets
by William K. Hartman
Brooks Cole; 4 edition August 6, 1998
ISBN: 0534546307

The Planetary Scientist's Companion
by Katharina Lodders
Oxford University Press; September 1998
ISBN: 0195116941

Extra Solar

Interstellar Travel and Multi-Generational Space Ships (Apogee Books Space Series)
by Yoji Kondo, Frederick Bruhweiler, John Moore, Charles Sheffield, Haldeman Joe, Sheffield Charles
Apogee Books; June 2003
ISBN: 1896522998

Textbook on Spherical Astronomy
by William Marshall Smart (Author), Robin Michael Green (Editor)
Cambridge University Press; 6th edition (July 1977)
ISBN: 0521291801

Business Stuff

Making Space Happen: Private Space Ventures and the Visionaries Behind Them
Paula Berinstein
Plexus Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 09666748-3-9

Silicon Sky: How One Small Start-Up Went over the Top to Beat the Big Boys into Satellite Heaven
Gary Dorsey
Perseus Books
ISBN 0-7382-0094-8

The Logic of Microspace Technology and Management of Minimum-Cost Space Missions
Rick Fleeter
Microcosm Press
ISBN: 1-881883-11-6 (pb)
ISBN: 0-7923-6028-1 (hb)

General Reference Books

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
CRC Press, Inc.
ISBN 0849304830

The Merk Index
Merk & Co., Inc.
ISBN 0911910131

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward R. Tufte
Graphics Press
ISBN: 0961392142

Physics for Game Developers
David M. Bourg
O'Reilly & Associates
ISBN: 0-596-00006-5

Mathematics for Physicists (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Philippe Dennery, Andre Krzywicki
Dover Pubns; (August 1996)
ISBN: 0486691934

Engineering Formulas
by Kurt Gieck, Reiner Gieck
McGraw-Hill Professional; 7th edition May 1, 1997
ISBN: 007024572X

Numerical Recipes in C++: The Art of Scientific Computing
by William H. Press
Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition February 2002
ISBN: 0521750334

Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing
by William H. Press
Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition January 1993
ISBN: 0521431085

Basic Electricity and Electronics

The US Navy offers a superb training course which is available online from several sources. Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series

There are a lot of links to tutorials and on line referecnes here at the WebEE site.

Basic Electricity
by Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; 2nd edition June 1970
ISBN: 0486209733

Basic Electronics
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Dover Pubns; June 1973
ISBN: 0486210766

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics
by Robert J. Traister, Anna L. Lisk, Anna I. Lisk
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 2nd edition May 1991
ISBN: 0830676325

Basic Electricity: Complete Course, Volumes 1-5 in 1
by Nooger Van Valkenburgh
Delmar Learning; Revised edition February 1, 1995
ISBN: 0790610418

Basic Solid State Electronics
by Nooger Van Valkenburgh
Delmar Learning; 1st edition July 1, 1995
ISBN: 0790610426

Practical Electronics for Inventors
by Paul Scherz
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; Illustrated edition April 15, 2000
ISBN: 0070580782

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