Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Publishing of NASA Shuttle Book

By SpaceRef Editor
July 15, 2010
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Synopsis – Jul 01, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: NASA-SHUTTLE-BOOK
Posted Date: Jul 01, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 01, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 31, 2010
Current Response Date: Aug 31, 2010
Classification Code: T — Photographic, mapping, printing, and publication services
NAICS Code: 511130 – Book Publishers
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BJ


Recently a NASA Shuttle Book focusing on the scientific and engineering legacies and accomplishments was developed. This book will be provided to the Government Printing Office (GPO) for printing and dissemination of a limited number of copies. Therefore, NASA/JSC is seeking interested parties to publish and disseminate additional books and publications, at their own expense, utilizing the Shuttle Book contents, in full or in part. The content/material in the Shuttle Book will not be copyrighted and will be made available though a NASA web site.

Interested parties are requested to submit the following details:

– Are you interested in publishing the book material in full or in part?

– What forums would you use to market the material; i.e., scientific or technical publications, education, etc.

– Please provide samples of your previously published scientific or engineering books including color graphics.

Upon review of the data received in response to this Request, NASA may contact the interested parties to engage in further discussions and plans. NASA may send samples of the material captured within the Shuttle Book, if so requested.

The Following is an excerpt of the Shuttle Book’s Table of Contents:

Legacy of the Space Shuttle Program – Table of Contents

ii Editorial Board
iii Dedication
iv Foreword–John Young and Robert Crippen
v Preface and Acknowledgements
vi Table of Contents
ix Poem–Witnessing the Launch of the Shuttle Atlantis
x Introduction–Charles Bolden
1 Magnificent Flying Machine – A Cathedral to Technology
11 The Historical Legacy
12 Major Milestones
32 The Accidents
42 National Security
5353 Description of the Shuttle and its Operations
54 The Space Shuttle
74 Processing the Shuttle for Flight
96 Flight Operations
112 Extravehicular Activity Operations and Advancements
132 Shuttle Builds the International Space Station
15555 Engineering Innovations
156 Propulsion
184 Thermal Protection Systems
206 Materials and Manufacturing
232 Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics Innovations
250 Avionics, Navigation, and Instrumentation
264 Software
XXX Structures
288 Robotics and Automation
XXX Systems Engineering for Life Cycle of Complex Systems
31515 Major Scientific Discoveries
316 The Space Shuttle and Great Observatories
340 Atmospheric Observations and Earth Imaging
356 Mapping the Earth: Radars and Topography
366 Human Health and Performance
404 The Space Shuttle: A Platform that Expanded the Frontiers of Biology
416 Microgravity Research in the Space Shuttle Era
440 Space Environments
501 Social, Cultural, and Educational Legacies
502 NASA Reflects America’s Changing Opportunities; NASA Impact US Culture
512 Education: Inspiring Students as Only NASA Can
52727 Commercial Developments
528 Aerospace Industry
532 Spin Offs
54039 The Shuttle Continuum, Role of Human Spaceflight
541 President George H.W. Bush
542 Pam Leestma and Neme Alperstein, Elementary School Teachers
544 Norman Augustine, Former President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation
546 John Logsdon, Former Director of Space Policy Institute, Georgetown University
548 Canadian Space Agency
551 General John Dailey, Director of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
552 Leah Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University
554 Mike Griffin, Former NASA Administrator
55959 Appendix
560 Flight Number Information
XXX Test Flights
XXX Department of Defense
XXX Military astronauts
XXX International Payloads and Astronauts
571 Education Payloads and Student-Teacher Interactions
XXX Earth Science Payloads
XXX Space Science Payloads
XXX Microgravity Sciences Payloads
XXX Space Biology Payloads
XXX Life and Medical Sciences Payloads
XXX Commercial Satellites Launch and Repair
XXX Commercial Payloads
XXX Engineering Tests
XXX Construction of International Space Station
XXX Program Managers
XXX Bibliography
XXX Glossary, Definition of Terms, Acronyms
XXX Contributors’ Biographies
XXX Acknowledgements
XXX Index

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. The Government does not intend to fund any resulting activities associated with this request.

Your response is requested not later than August 31, 2010

Any questions you may have are to be submitted in writing to the POC listed below, and can be mailed or e-mailed. The Mailing Address is:

Mail Code BJ5 – Dawn Alexander
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058

Point of Contact

Name: Dawn Alexander
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-7689
Fax: 281-244-0995

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