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Haynes Manual: NASA Operations

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Haynes Manual: NASA Operations

22.99

DAVID BAKER

Established in 1958 in response to the USSR’s Sputnik 1, NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – mobilised America’s disparate civilian space industry and became a byword for scientific, technological and engineering achievement on the grandest of scales. With the aid of more than 300 photographs, line drawings and charts, ex-NASA scientist David Baker tours the United States, describing the various centres of excellence from which missions are controlled, rockets tested, space probes built and humans prepared for spaceflight. There is also a summary review of the research laboratories, test rigs, and engineering facilities whose collective influence on technological development extends across the world, plus a look at how NASA has evolved through 60 years of astounding success and heartbreaking failure.

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

Established in 1958 in response to the USSR’s Sputnik 1, NASA – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – mobilised America’s disparate civilian space industry and became a byword for scientific, technological and engineering achievement on the grandest of scales. With the aid of more than 300 photographs, line drawings and charts, ex-NASA scientist David Baker tours the United States, describing the various centres of excellence from which missions are controlled, rockets tested, space probes built and humans prepared for spaceflight. There is also a summary review of the research laboratories, test rigs, and engineering facilities whose collective influence on technological development extends across the world, plus a look at how NASA has evolved through 60 years of astounding success and heartbreaking failure.

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

About the author

Author Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 100 books on space flight and military technology and is the former editor of Jane’s Space Directory and Jane’s Aircraft Upgrades. In 1986 he was made a member of the International Academy of Astronautics by NASA manned flight boss George Mueller and is a member of the US Air Force Association and The Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He received the 1998 Rolls-Royce Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year and in 2005 he was a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award. David is currently the editor of SpaceFlight, the monthly space news magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his wife Ann.