Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

The First 20 Years

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The editors of Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine wrote all of the people who have flown on the Space Shuttle since 1981 with a simple request: Tell us your best stories. The astronauts' fascinating and candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing, like no other book has to date. More than 300 stunning pictures selected from deep in the NASA archives, most have never been published. Personal anecdotes drawn from written submissions or original interviews with 77 Shuttle astronauts. Historical section highlights in words and pictures the greatest accomplishments of the Shuttle's first two decades. Complete with brief descriptions of all 103 flights from April 1981 to April 2001, Space Shuttle includes a foreword written by astronaut Jim Lovell, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13.

Dorling Kindersley Pub
An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The editors of Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine wrote all of the people who have flown on the Space Shuttle since 1981 with a simple request: Tell us your best stories. The astronauts' fascinating and candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing, like no other book has to date. More than 300 stunning pictures selected from deep in the NASA archives, most have never been published. Personal anecdotes drawn from written submissions or original interviews with 77 Shuttle astronauts. Historical section highlights in words and pictures the greatest accomplishments of the Shuttle's first two decades. Complete with brief descriptions of all 103 flights from April 1981 to April 2001, Space Shuttle includes a foreword written by astronaut Jim Lovell, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13.

Baker & Taylor
Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, a richly illustrated study of two decades of Space Shuttle flights utilizes full-color captioned NASA photographs to chronicle the accomplishments of the space program and provides a look at the more than 250 people who have ventured into space aboard the reusable spacecraft.

Book News
This volume collects the personal stories of 77 space shuttle astronauts who tell about life aboard the world's only reusable spaceships over the past 20 years. They reveal what it is like to launch into orbit, float weightless, conduct spacewalks, view the earth from 200 miles up, build a space station, and rustle seven-ton satellites by hand, thus taking the reader behind the scenes to an adventure most experience only in science fiction films. Extensively illustrated with color photographs. Edited by Reichhardt, consulting editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780789484253
0789484250
Branch Call Number: 629.441 SPACE
Characteristics: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes: "The astronauts' experiences in their own words"--Jacket

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This is a great summary of the Space Shuttle program from April 1981 to April 2001. It's based on interviews with 77 astronauts and contains 300 spectacular photos.


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