NASA Space Shuttle Manual: An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle

NASA Space Shuttle Manual: An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle

by David Baker
     
 

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Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and

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Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, land and avionics systems.

Editorial Reviews

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Cybermodeler.com"

While the Shuttles will no-doubt end up in museums, you will never see them in their complete settings ever again and titles like this will be very useful in looking back into the history and higher-level details of this unique spacecraft. This is a nicely written title with great photography that will interest space enthusiasts as well as modelers who are looking for some good views in and around the Space Shuttle. Definitely recommended!"

Universe Today.com
"With modern imagery and text reflective of the program’s long history, [NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual] encapsulates all of the accomplishments that the vehicle’s design allowed to become a reality...well worth the price."

FLYING MODELS
"More than 250 photographs and technical illustrations complement the authoritative text, giving insight into this marvel of space-age technology."

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC MODELERS SOCIETY USA
"This volume is definitely a “must have” for anybody interested in the Shuttle program or seriously building a model of one of these legendary machines. Outstanding!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760340769
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Cybermodeler.com

"While the Shuttles will no-doubt end up in museums, you will never see them in their complete settings ever again and titles like this will be very useful in looking back into the history and higher-level details of this unique spacecraft. This is a nicely written title with great photography that will interest space enthusiasts as well as modelers who are looking for some good views in and around the Space Shuttle. Definitely recommended!"

Universe Today.com
"With modern imagery and text reflective of the program’s long history, [NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual] encapsulates all of the accomplishments that the vehicle’s design allowed to become a reality...well worth the price."

 

FLYING MODELS
"More than 250 photographs and technical illustrations complement the authoritative text, giving insight into this marvel of space-age technology."

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC MODELERS SOCIETY USA   
"This volume is definitely a “must have” for anybody interested in the Shuttle program or seriously building a model of one of these legendary machines. Outstanding!"
 

Meet the Author

Dr David Baker, an Englishman, worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990 and has written more than 80 books on spaceflight technology. His previous titles for Haynes include NASA Mars Rovers Manual (H5370), International Space Station Manual (H5218) andNASA Space Shuttle Manual (H4866). He lives in East Sussex.

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