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The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane

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ISBN13:

9780760339411

ISBN10:
0760339414
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/2/2011
Publisher(s):
Motorbooks Intl

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This is the edition with a publication date of 10/2/2011.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers all 134 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the shuttle, which is scheduled for September 2010. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, 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.

Author Biography

Piers Bizony has written about science, aerospace, and cosmology for a wide variety of magazines in the UK and the US. His previous books include 2001: Filming the Future, The Rivers of Mars (shortlisted for the NASA/Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing), Starman (a biography of Yuri Gagarin, also a BBC TV program) and Space: 50, a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, marking the 50th anniversary of Sputnik. His latest project, Atom, ties-in with a major BBC TV series on the discovery of quantum physics. His most recent book is One Giant Leap, a celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing.



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