Space Shuttle Columbia
Her Missions and Crews
By (author) Ben Evans
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Space Shuttle Columbia by Ben Evans
Book DescriptionOn February 1st 2003, one of the worst and most public disasters ever witnessed in the human space programme unfolded with horrifying suddenness in the skies above north central Texas. The Space Shuttle Columbia - the world's first truly reusable manned spacecraft - was lost during her return to Earth, along with a crew of seven. It was an event that, after the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger during a launch 17 years before, the world had hoped it would never see again. This book details each of Columbia's 28 missions in turn, as told by scientists and researchers who developed and supported her many payloads, by the engineers who worked on her and by the astronauts who flew her. In doing so, it is intended to provide a fitting tribute to this most remarkable flying machine and those who perished on her last mission.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780387215174
(244mm x 170mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ben Evans
Escaping the Bonds of Earth, Paperback (December 2008)
The focus here is on the 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to April 1971 in depth: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the establishment of the first Salyut space station and from Alan Shepard's modest sub-orbital 'hop' into space to his triumphant arrival at the Moon's Fra Mauro foothills almost a decade later.
Space Shuttle Challenger, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Ben Evans
This book details the stories of Challenger's missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who flew her and the managers, technicians, and ground personnel who created one of the most capable Shuttles in NASA's service.
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