Creating the International Space Station / Edition 1

Creating the International Space Station / Edition 1

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by David M. Harland, John E. Catchpole
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852332026

ISBN-13: 9781852332020

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Springer London

As the most obvious man-made object in the night sky, clearly visible to the naked eye, the International Space Station is of interest to almost everyone. Richly illustrated with around 100 figures this is the first book to describe the technical aspects of its design and construction and details of its day-to-day operation. The text relates the orbital assembly on

Overview

As the most obvious man-made object in the night sky, clearly visible to the naked eye, the International Space Station is of interest to almost everyone. Richly illustrated with around 100 figures this is the first book to describe the technical aspects of its design and construction and details of its day-to-day operation. The text relates the orbital assembly on a flight-by-flight basis, listing all the experiments in NASA's laboratory and explains their objectives. By offering a comprehensive mix of operational work, microgravity, science and future plans, it will satisfy both the space enthusiast, eager for a detailed review of the missions, and the specialist wishing to learn more about this science programme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852332020
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series, #4138
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations.- List of tables.- Foreword.- Author's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Apollo Applications.- The world's first space station.- Skylab.- NASA makes plans.- Success with Salyut.- Reagan's go-ahead.- Salyut 7's jinx.- Space Station Freedom.- Mir.- An International Space Station.- Shuttle-Mir.- Building hardware.- Orbital assembley.- Postscript.- Acronyms.- Appendix 1 Launch Vehicles.- Appendix 2 ISS hardware.- Index.

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Creating the International Space Station 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BbMA More than 1 year ago
In this book Hartland and Catchpole cover the history of the International Space Station from earliest conceptions in the fifties through about 2001. Very detailed coverage - every concept or proposal, every predecessor (Skylab, Salyut, etc), every mission, every crew, every space walk, every political or budgetary twist, every equipment failure. Extensive photographs. See also Catchpole's sequel for 2001-2007, and Beattie's book ISSCapades for a far more negative assessment of this modern marvel.