Monthly Archives: August 2012

Deadline for Award Application Approaching

The deadline to apply for the Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is September 14, 2012. This award is for undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology. The award, which will include $2500, is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system, which areas of study may include but shall not necessarily be limited to impact cratering processes, the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the impacts, or the geological, chemical or biological results of impact cratering. Details about the award and the application can be found online.

NASA Astrophysics Data System

The NASA Astrophysics Data Systems (ADS) is is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics with three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.7 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. There are also full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed or searched via a full-text search interface. Integrated in its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives.

National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library is the National Science Foundation’s online library of resources and collections for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The NSDL contains 123 collections and over 125,000 records (metadata, paradata, and annotations), in addition to other supporting user and technology services. New resources are added to the Library every week. Use of the NSDL website and related search and reference services is completely free, as are the majority of the resources discoverable through NSDL.

Horizons Online

The latest issue of Horizons, the bimonthly publication of the Houston Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is available online. Articles in this issue include:

Project Morpheus
Planetary Resources: Flight of Fancy or Real Wealth?
Will Europe Participate in the Orion MPCV Project of the USA?

Earlier issues are also available online.

NASA Offers E-books

NASA has made available a collection of e-books in three different file formats (EPUB, MOBI, and PDF files) to accommodate as many electronic reading devices as possible.

Recent titles include:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program (2012) edited by William Wallack and George Gonzalez
Rockets and People, Volumes 1 – 4 (2005-2012) by Boris Chertok
NASA’s Contributions to Aerospace, Volumes 1 – 2 (2010) edited by Richard Hallion
Breaking the Mishap Chain: Human Factors Lessons Learned from Aerospace Accidents and Incidents in Research, Flight Test, and Development (2012) by Peter Merlin, Gregg Bendrick and Dwight Holland