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Books by Mike Gruntman

Mike Gruntman is professor of astronautics at the University of Southern California. He is an accomplished space scientist and engineer ("rocket scientist") and educator, with more than 200 scholarly publications, including three books, in various areas of science and engineering. His book Blazing the Trail. The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry (published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2004) received the 2006 Luigi Napolitano Award from the International Academy of Astronautics. Another Mike's book, From Astronautics to Cosmonautics, 2007, was nominated (2008) for the Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society.


Mike Gruntman, Blazing the Trail. The Early History of Spacecraft and Rocketry , AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Reston, VA., 2004.

Winner of the Luigi Napolitano Award (2006) from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).


 

Mike Gruntman, From Astronautics to Cosmonautics , BookSurge, North Charleston, S.C., 2007

Nominated for the Emme Award (2008) of the American Astronautical Society.

Video (25 min; based on part of the book): Ary Sternfeld. A Forgotten Space Pioneer.


 

Mike Gruntman, Enemy Amongst Trojans. A Soviet Spy at USC , Figueroa Press, Los Angeles, Calif., 2010


Book chapter

Mike Gruntman, The History of Spaceflight , Chapter 1.2, pp. 4-10,
in Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD ,
eds. J.R. Wertz, D.F. Everett, and J.J. Puschell, Microcosm Press, Hawthorne, Calif., 2011.


Book chapter

the cosmos in the russian avante-garde

Mike Gruntman, The Road to Space ,  (in English, Spanish, Greek )
in The Cosmos of the Russian Avante-Garde: Art and Space Exploration 1900-1930 ,
Fundacion Botin, Santander, Space, 2010

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011



Space:  From Firecrackers to Interstellar Flight (webcast)from firecrackers to interstellar flight by mike gruntman
Part 1. The First Thousand Years. (71 min); Part 2.  Space in 21st Century. (78 min)


rotation of apsides Educational video clips space missions and spacecraft design  GPS constellation
Global Positioning System GPS constellation; geostationary orbit GEO; orbit circularization by atmospheric drag; Molniya orbit; regression of nodes; prograde, retrograde, and sun-synchronous orbits; rotation of apsides;  Molniya communication relay; effect of solar radiation pressure

Recommended books on astronautics and space technology

Recommended books on history of astronautics and space technology


 


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