ISScapades: The Crippling of America's Space Program: Apogee Books Space Series #59

ISScapades: The Crippling of America's Space Program: Apogee Books Space Series #59

by Donald A. Beattie
     
 

Covering the International Space Station’s (ISS) inception through the launching of the first two components nearly two decades later, this insider’s account details its demise from a once-promising global initiative to a project rife with controversy, dogged by delays, and filled with budget battles. Explaining how the program struggled to survive in

Overview

Covering the International Space Station’s (ISS) inception through the launching of the first two components nearly two decades later, this insider’s account details its demise from a once-promising global initiative to a project rife with controversy, dogged by delays, and filled with budget battles. Explaining how the program struggled to survive in an environment with political and bureaucratic authorities that continually changed its goals, this study analyzes NASA’s past transgressions while eyeing the administration’s future. Annual summaries detailing the station’s most recent developments are also included in this unique, firsthand report.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894959599
Publisher:
Collector's Guide Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Apogee Books Space Series
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Donald A. Beattie is a former senior manager at NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Energy Research and Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. He served on the Space Station Advisory Committee from 1987 to 1994. He is the author of History and Overview of Solar Heat Technologies and Taking Science to the Moon. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.

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