The Story of Space Station Mir / Edition 1

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Overview

* Details how a succession of Salyut space stations led to the development of Mir.

* Depicts Mir’s assembly piece by piece, in space, between 1982 and 1996.

* Describes how Mir became an international research laboratory.

* Advises how Mir technology went on to form the ‘core modules’ of the ISS.

* The definitive account of Mir throughout its life through to de-orbiting in March 2001.

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"This book by David Harland is written to his usual high standard. It tells the history of Mir from its early planning stage to its spectacular destruction in 2001. This brings together the complete history of a remarkable spacecraft which made living in space possible. If you want to get a clear picture of how the Mir station started … developed and grew and was used, this is the book." (Rex Hall, Spaceflight, Vol. 48, March, 2006)

"The history of the Mir Space Station, initiated with a launch in 1986 and continuously inhabited for a decade, is important for its technological achievements … . Harland, a space historian, presents a very detailed survey of the launches, cosmonauts, engineering details, problems, and solutions. … The book is well illustrated with photographs of people and spacecraft … . a significant addition to the literature of space science and technology. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals." (A. M. Strauss, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (11), July, 2005)

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Into the unknown.- Initial engineering development.- Routine operations.- A step towards permanent occupancy.- A base block for modular construction.- An astrophysics laboratory.- A microgravity laboratory for hire.- Expansion of abandonment?- Shuttle-Mir.- Fully booked.- The final years.- Legacy.- Further Reading.- Glossary.-Index.

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