The Space Shuttle: A Photographic History

The Space Shuttle: A Photographic History

by Phil Harrington, Philip S. Harrington
     
 

With one hundred full-color photographs by Roger Ressmeyer and others and with text by popular astronomy writer Phil Harrington, The Space Shuttle: A Photographic History tells the fascinating and inspiring story of the space shuttle program from 1972 to 2003.

In over a hundred missions aboard six different shuttles, hundreds of astronauts from around the

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With one hundred full-color photographs by Roger Ressmeyer and others and with text by popular astronomy writer Phil Harrington, The Space Shuttle: A Photographic History tells the fascinating and inspiring story of the space shuttle program from 1972 to 2003.

In over a hundred missions aboard six different shuttles, hundreds of astronauts from around the world have conducted thousands of space experiments and thrilled us with their orbital exploits.

For the first time, a beautiful photographic book allows the general reader to survey the history of the space shuttle program and be uplifted by the pioneering spirit of one of humanity's grandest enterprises.

A contributing editor for "Astronomy" magazine and frequent writer for "Sky & Telescope" and "Deep Sky", Phil Harrington is the award-winning author of six popular books on amateur astronomy. Formerly on the staff of the Hayden Planetarium, Harrington now serves as a program administrator at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Since 1980, award-winning photographer Roger Ressmeyer has enjoyed unique access to NASA flight film and photo libraries. NASA commissioned Ressmeyer to train astronauts in space photography. The project resulted in his collaborative book with shuttle astronaut Dr. Jay Apt, "Orbit - NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763170639
Publisher:
BrownTrout Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
12.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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