The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

by Peter Bond


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In this fascinating and well-written text Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations. Particular emphasis is placed on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union. Defeated in the race to the Moon, the Soviets redirected their efforts towards the conquest of near-Earth space. In the next three decades, their increasingly large and sophisticated structures rewrote the history books as cosmonauts continued to push back all space endurance records. In clear and concise language the book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852335670
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 06/20/2002
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Building a giant.- Space stations - from dream to reality.- Handshake in space.- Metamorphosis.- Coming and going.- Construction site in space.- Life on the space station.- Value for money?- Future uncertain.- Appendices: ISS Assembly November 1998 - December 2001.- Future Assembly Schedule.- Biographies of ISS resident crew members.

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