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Haynes Manual: NASA Space Shuttle

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Haynes Manual: NASA Space Shuttle

22.99

DAVID BAKER

The complete story of the Space Shuttle – its design, construction and operation – supported by more than 250 photographs and technical diagrams. In addition, this fascinating book records the historical context of the Shuttle’s creation and missions, at the height of the Cold War, which brought the superpowers together for the first time and united their dream to make routine space travel a reality. Author David Baker charts the many changes in political and financial course throughout the spacecraft’s 30-year journey, along with the tragic losses of Challengerand Columbia. He also looks in detail at day to day living aboard the Shuttle, and at how its heavy lifting capability paved the way for a semi-permanent habitation in space. 

Format: hardback, 270 x 215 x 17 mm

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DAVID BAKER

The complete story of the Space Shuttle – its design, construction and operation – supported by more than 250 photographs and technical diagrams. In addition, this fascinating book records the historical context of the Shuttle’s creation and missions, at the height of the Cold War, which brought the superpowers together for the first time and united their dream to make routine space travel a reality. Author David Baker charts the many changes in political and financial course throughout the spacecraft’s 30-year journey, along with the tragic losses of Challengerand Columbia. He also looks in detail at day to day living aboard the Shuttle, and at how its heavy lifting capability paved the way for a semi-permanent habitation in space. 

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.