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Haynes NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual: 1981 Onwards (All Models): An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle,9780760340769

Haynes NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual: 1981 Onwards (All Models): An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle

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9780760340769

ISBN10:
0760340765
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/18/2011
Publisher(s):
Motorbooks Intl
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Summary

Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2011. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction, and operation. The Shuttlers"s internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical-power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, landing, and avionics systems.


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