Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight - Part 11- International Space Station

Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight - Part 11- International Space Station

by Henry M Holden
     
 

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This is a 4,600 word monograph on the International Space Station. It is illustrated with 18 unpublished or rarely seen NASA photos.
In 1981, America then launched its first space shuttle, Space Transportation System (STS) STS-1, and resumed human spaceflight. The world had now seen that humans could learn about the universe in an environment outside of our own…  See more details below

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This is a 4,600 word monograph on the International Space Station. It is illustrated with 18 unpublished or rarely seen NASA photos.
In 1981, America then launched its first space shuttle, Space Transportation System (STS) STS-1, and resumed human spaceflight. The world had now seen that humans could learn about the universe in an environment outside of our own atmosphere.
In 1982, with the successful completion of the four Space Shuttle orbiter flight tests, NASA began planning activity to define a possible space station. The station was viewed as the next logical step in space. It built on the nation’s past experience in space and provided, for the first time, the capability for permanent use of the space environment.
On January, 1984, in his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Ronald Reagan announced that “tonight, I am directing NASA to develop a permanently manned space station and to do it within the decade.” A few moments later, he added: “We want our friends to help us meet these challenges and share in their benefits. NASA will invite other countries to participate so we can strengthen peace, build prosperity, and expand freedom for all who share our goals.” This marked the birth of what is today the most complex scientific and technological project ever undertaken—the International Space Station.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016022420
Publisher:
Black Hawk Publishing Co.
Publication date:
01/21/2013
Series:
Beyond the Stars –NASA’s 50 Years of Manned Space Flight , #11
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Henry M. Holden is an aviation historian and author.
In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby.
In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center, an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation. In 2010 Henry was awarded the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
He is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, In-Flight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, Vintage Airplane, Warbirds, Sport Aviation, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 43 books.
The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, Henry is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
Henry Holden is formerly the News Editor East for Airport Journals and was a regular monthly contributor to the paper.

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