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Haynes Manual: International Space Station

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Haynes Manual: International Space Station

22.99

DAVID BAKER

Previously unpublished NASA images and expert commentary give the reader an insider’s view of the biggest orbiting platform ever built for human habitation. The size of a football pitch, visible from Earth with the naked eye, and in continuous occupation since 2001, the International Space Station has played a critical part in the development of new materials, plant strains and pharmaceutical products, all of which began life in its unique microgravity environment. Author David Baker chronicles the construction and operation of the station, from the first NASA missions to its predecessor, the Russian space station Mir, to the historic final Shuttle mission to the ISS in July 2011 and beyond. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

Previously unpublished NASA images and expert commentary give the reader an insider’s view of the biggest orbiting platform ever built for human habitation. The size of a football pitch, visible from Earth with the naked eye, and in continuous occupation since 2001, the International Space Station has played a critical part in the development of new materials, plant strains and pharmaceutical products, all of which began life in its unique microgravity environment. Author David Baker chronicles the construction and operation of the station, from the first NASA missions to its predecessor, the Russian space station Mir, to the historic final Shuttle mission to the ISS in July 2011 and beyond. 

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.