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The space shuttle : celebrating thirty years of NASA's first space plane
The space shuttle : celebrating thirty years of NASA's first space plane
Bizony, Piers2015
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This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated reissue of the best-selling hardcover book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony's retrospective covers the entire space shuttle program that began in 1981 and ended in 2011. Every space shuttle mission is detailed, including all flights of the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour spacecraft. The book also covers the development and design of the orbiter, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double- gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle. If you never got to watch the countdown clock in person during a space shuttle launch, The Space Shuttle is your chance to relive the history of America's first low Earth orbital spacecraft.
Imprint:
Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2015.
Collation:
299 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes:
First published in hardcover in 2011.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Stage One The: Routine Dream Reinventing Access To Space -- Mission Images April 1981 -- January 1986 -- Stage Two Falling From Grace The Realities Of Rocket Flight -- Stage Three Rebuilding Trust An Era of Great Achievements -- Mission Images December 1988 -- November 1994 -- Stage Four Four Unexpected Allies Making Peace With Russia -- Mission Images February 1996 -- October 1998 -- Stage Five An Island In The Sky Establishing The Space Station -- Mission Images December 1998 -- November 2002 -- Stage Six At The Crossroads Reshaping The Space Program -- Mission Images January 2003 -- July 2011 -- Stage Seven Readying The Bird Processing An Orbiter.
ISBN:
97807603394119780760347812
Dewey class:
629.4410973
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressScience and Technology629.4410973 BIZIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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