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Ebooks on Creativity and Innovation

Here is a short list of ebooks on creativity and innovation.  All ebooks can be downloaded within the JPL network to a computer, then moved to a mobile device for convenient reading.  JPL purchased/subscribed ebooks are for JPL employees and contractors individual uses, redistribution is not allowed. If you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download the books themselves.

Technology and Society

As technologies continue to change and improve, what are some of the impacts to society? Are there ethical or moral considerations?  Following is a list of selected ebooks from JPL Library’s collection.  All of the ebooks can be downloaded from within the JPL Network and moved to mobile devices for later reading. If you would like to recommend certain books to your colleagues, please ask them to download a copy themselves.

JPL Library staff are available to compile similar reading lists on topics. To request a literature search, please contact the Library Reference Desk at either library@jpl.nasa.gov or call extention 4-4200.

Dava Newman Is the New NASA Deputy Administrator

Congress has finally confirmed Dr. Dava Newman as the new NASA Deputy Administrator. Newman is a professor from MIT, with experiences in both space technology and policy.  Here is a short list of work about her and by her.

Videos about her work and life:

Book by Dr. Newman:

  • Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design, 2002

Selected papers:


 Record 1 of 23
Title: Dynamic Understanding of Human-Skin Movement and Strain-Field Analysis
Author(s): Wessendorf, AM (Wessendorf, Ashley M.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING  Volume: 59  Issue: 12  Pages: 3432-3438   Published: DEC 2012

Record 2 of 23
Title: A gravity loading countermeasure skinsuit
Author(s): Waldie, JM (Waldie, James M.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 68  Issue: 7-8  Pages: 722-730  Published: APR-MAY 2011

Record 3 of 23
Title: Educational tool for modeling and simulation of a closed regenerative life support system
Author(s): Arai, T (Arai, Tatsuya); Fanchiang, C (Fanchiang, Christine); Aoki, H (Aoki, Hirofumi); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 63  Issue: 7-10  Pages: 1100-1105 Published: OCT-NOV 2008

Record 4 of 23
Title: Characterization of a lower-body exoskeleton for simulation of space-suited locomotion
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 62  Issue: 4-5  Pages: 308-323 Published: FEB-MAR 2008

Record 5 of 23
Title: Space suit bioenergetics: Cost of transport during walking and running
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 78  Issue: 12  Pages: 1093-1102   Published: DEC 2007

Record 6 of 23
Title: Space suit bioenergetics: Framework and analysis of unsuited and suited activity
Author(s): Carr, CE (Carr, Christopher E.); Newman, DJ (Newman, Dava J.)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 78  Issue: 11  Pages: 1013-1022 Published: NOV 2007

Record 7 of 23
Title: Flexibility in system design and implications for aerospace systems
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 53  Issue: 12  Pages: 927-944  Published: DEC 2003

Record 8 of 23
Title: Flexibility and the value of on-orbit servicing: New customer-centric perspective
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Lamassoure, ES (Lamassoure, ES); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 40  Issue: 2  Pages: 279-291 Published: MAR-APR 2003

Record 9 of 23
Title: Issues of exploration: Human health and wellbeing during a mission to Mars
Author(s): White, RJ (White, RJ); Bassingthwaighte, JB (Bassingthwaighte, JB); Charles, JB (Charles, JB); Kushmerick, MJ (Kushmerick, MJ); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Edited by: Horneck G; Vazquez ME; Porterfield DM
Source: SPACE LIFE SCIENCES: MISSIONS TO MARS, RADIATION BIOLOGY, AND PLANTS AS A FOUNDATION FOR LONG-TERM LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN SPACE  Book Series: ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH  Volume: 31  Issue: 1  Pages: 7-16 Published: 2003

Record 10 of 23
Title: Spacecraft design lifetime
Author(s): Saleh, JH (Saleh, JH); Hastings, DE (Hastings, DE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 39  Issue: 2  Pages: 244-257 Published: MAR-APR 2002

Record 11 of 23
Title: Human-centred approaches in slipperiness measurement
Author(s): Gronqvist, R (Gronqvist, R); Abeysekera, J (Abeysekera, J); Gard, G (Gard, G); Hsiang, SM (Hsiang, SM); Leamon, TB (Leamon, TB); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Gielo-Perczak, K (Gielo-Perczak, K); Lockhart, TE (Lockhart, TE); Pai, CYC (Pai, CYC)
Source: ERGONOMICS  Volume: 44  Issue: 13  Pages: 1167-1199 Published: OCT 20 2001

Record 12 of 23
Title: Astronaut-induced disturbances to the microgravity environment of the Mir space station
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Amir, AR (Amir, AR); Beck, SM (Beck, SM)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 38  Issue: 4  Pages: 578-583 Published: JUL-AUG 2001

Record 13 of 23
Title: Research into the effects of astronaut motion on the spacecraft: A review
Author(s): Amir, AR (Amir, AR); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA  Volume: 47  Issue: 12  Pages: 859-869  Published: DEC 2000

Record 14 of 23
Title: A tactile display for International Space Station (ISS) extravehicular activity (EVA)
Author(s): Rochlis, JL (Rochlis, JL); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 71  Issue: 6  Pages: 571-578  Published: JUN 2000

Record 15 of 23
Title: Memory processes and motor control in extreme environments
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE)
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS PART C-APPLICATIONS AND REVIEWS  Volume: 29  Issue: 3  Pages: 387-394  Published: AUG 1999

Record 16 of 23
Title: Heuristic evaluation of a Web-based interface for Internet telemedicine
Author(s): Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE); Sebrechts, MM (Sebrechts, MM); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Doarn, CR (Doarn, CR)
Source: TELEMEDICINE JOURNAL  Volume: 5  Issue: 2  Pages: 177-185  Published: SUM 1999

Record 17 of 23
Title: Computational dynamic analysis of extravehicular activity: Large-mass handling
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Schaffner, G (Schaffner, G)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 35  Issue: 2  Pages: 225-227 Published: MAR-APR 1998
ISSN: 0022-4650

Record 18 of 23
Title: Altered astronaut lower limb and mass center kinematics in downward jumping following space flight
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Jackson, DK (Jackson, DK); Bloomberg, JJ (Bloomberg, JJ)
Source: EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH  Volume: 117  Issue: 1  Pages: 30-42  Published: OCT 1997

Record 19 of 23
Title: Astronaut-induced disturbances in microgravity
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Tryfonidis, M (Tryfonidis, M); vanSchoor, MC (vanSchoor, MC)
Source: JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS  Volume: 34  Issue: 2  Pages: 252-254  Published: MAR-APR 1997

Record 20 of 23
Title: Quantification of human performance in extreme environments
Author(s): Lathan, CE (Lathan, CE); Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ)
Edited by: Smith MJ; Salvendy G; Koubek RJ
Source: DESIGN OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS: SOCIAL AND ERGONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS  Book Series: ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS / ERGONOMICS  Volume: 21  Pages: 1005-1008  Part: B  Published: 1997

Record 21 of 23
Title: Closed-loop, estimator-based model of human posture following reduced gravity exposure
Author(s): Newman, DJ (Newman, DJ); Schultz, KU (Schultz, KU); Rochlis, JL (Rochlis, JL)
Source: JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS  Volume: 19  Issue: 5  Pages: 1102-1108  Published: SEP-OCT 1996

Record 22 of 23
Title: ENERGETICS AND MECHANICS FOR PARTIAL GRAVITY LOCOMOTION
Author(s): NEWMAN, DJ (NEWMAN, DJ); ALEXANDER, HL (ALEXANDER, HL); WEBBON, BW (WEBBON, BW)
Source: AVIATION SPACE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE  Volume: 65  Issue: 9  Pages: 815-823  Published: SEP 1994

 

Record 23 of 23Title:HUMAN LOCOMOTION AND WORKLOAD FOR SIMULATED LUNAR AND MARTIAN ENVIRONMENTSAuthor(s): NEWMAN, DJ (NEWMAN, DJ); ALEXANDER, HL (ALEXANDER, HL)Source: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Volume: 29 Issue: 8 Pages: 613-620 Published: AUG 1993

 

Engineering EBooks from IET

JPL Library recently added more than 400 electronic books from The Institute of Engineering and Technology, the major engineering and technology professional society from the Great Britain.

JPL Library has purchased books published between 2009 and 2014.  These are also indicated with a purple opened lock to indicate availability.  Older (pre-2009) books may be available as print copies, check the BEACON catalog to see if we have a copy available. The major topics are listed below; selected titles for each category are listed, or click on each link to access a list of books on that topic.

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading. Our license with the publishers specifies that ebooks are for individual use, and they cannot be re-distributed to others. If you would like to recommend certain books to your colleagues, please ask them to access their own copy.

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be searched and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

 

July 28, 12:00-1:00, Summer Movie: The Stuff of Dreams

The Stuff of Dreams

In late 2013, JPL’s Voyager 1 spacecraft reached the space between the stars—the first time a human-made object has ever gone beyond the breath of our sun’s wind. What is more is that, this is not the first “first” record that Voyager has made. Since their commencement in 1977, the twin Voyager spacecraft have made numerous “firsts”. However, what isn’t widely known is that the project almost never got off the ground.

Written, produced and directed by Blaine Baggett, JPL’s Director for Communications and Education, “The Stuff of Dreams” describes the challenges mission managers and the lab had to face developing and launching the twin Voyager spacecraft and operating them during the encounters with Jupiter and Saturn. Through first-hand accounts of those who were there, the film shows how the mission and JPL survived times of uncertainty and debate about the future of the U.S. space program and managed to fly the smartest robots of that age on the most ambitious planetary tour ever designed.

July 21, 12:00-1:00, Summer Movie: Destination Moon

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, we are showing “Destination Moon” on July 21st at the Hub.

Destination Moon

“Destination Moon” is the third in the trio of documentaries about the beginnings of the space age. It documents JPL’s ambitious plan to beat the Soviet Union in robotic space exploration by reaching not only for the moon, but also Earth’s neighboring planets Venus and Mars. But as the hour-long episode documents, JPL would be humbled by a series of failures in attempting to merely hit the moon, let alone visit other planets. “We didn’t know what we were doing,” one veteran JPL engineer confides, “and there was no one around to tell us.” This film shows how JPL did learn to go to the moon and to Venus, bestowing on the United States as a true “First in Space.”

For more information about the movie and other Library and  Archives resources and services, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200,  email library@jpl.nasa.gov., or leave a comment here.

 

 

 

 

July 13, 12:00-1:30, Summer Movie: the Changing Faces of Mars

The JPL Library and Archives is screening a series of videos at the Hub during lunch time this Summer.   Beat the heat, bring your lunch, come to the Hub, and enjoy!

On July 13th, we are showing “The Changing Face of Mars”.

The Changing Face of Mars

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars has always held the most fascination. — This is the story of the first pioneering missions to reach Mars and how each encounter resulted in surprise, dismay or delight for those who first took us there.

Since the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mariner 4 first visited the Red Planet in 1964, 38 more hopeful explorers around the world have been tasked with investigating Mars and challenging our beliefs about the mysterious planet. Only 15 of these missions have been successful, yet their findings have drastically altered our view of Mars.

This JPL – produced, 90-minute documentary is told through a mix of archival footage and interviews with the scientists and engineers who pioneered Mars exploration. It serves as the fourth installment of Baggett’s Beginnings of the Space Age documentary series chronicling the evolution of space exploration since the first rockets were launched into space.

For more information about the movie and other Library and  Archives resources and services, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at ext 4-4200,  email library@jpl.nasa.gov., or leave a comment here.

June 30, 12:00-1:30, Summer Movies: JPL Story 1959 & Explorer One

The JPL Library and Archives is screening a series of videos at the Hub during lunch time this Summer.   Beat the heat, bring your lunch, come to the Hub, enjoy!

On June 30th, we are showing “JPL Story 1959″ and “Explorer One”, a part of the “Beginning of the Space Age” series.

 

Explorer One

This document reveals how JPL and the U.S. Army could have been the first to place a satellite into Earth orbit, had they been given the chance. That opportunity was lost when the Eisenhower administration, unsure how the Soviet Union would react to a satellite launched under the aegis of the U. S. Army military, hesitated and assigned the project to a civilian-led program called Vanguard.  The Soviet launched Sputnik in October 1957, shocking the world and setting in motion the Cold War’s “Race for Space.” Only after the Vanguard rocked exploded on the launch p[ad were JPL and the U.S. Army given a chance. The result was 1958′s Explorer 1, the first successful U.S. satellite, which also delivered the first-ever scientific discovery from space.

 

Contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov, ext 4-4200 for resources and services from the Library, Archives, and Records Section.