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Celebrating 30 years of the Space Shuttle Program (ePub eBook)

Title:
Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program
Format:
Hardcover
USA Price: 
$48.00
$24.00
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
033-000-01355-8
ISBN:
9780160902024
Description

The Space Shuttle fleet set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions, from its first on April 12, 1981, to its last, on July 21, 2011. Beginning with the orbiter Columbia and continuing with Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Shuttle has carried people into orbit; launched, recovered, and repaired satellites; conducted cutting-edge research; and helped build the largest human made structure in space, the International Space Station. Replete with images and facts of each mission and crew, this book is a tribute to everything accomplished during the 30 years of operation of the Space Shuttle program that defined NASA for an entire generation.

Significantly illustrated throughout this nearly 300-page book, the graphic images and people showcase the many firsts and proud moments that the United States has lead the world in space exploration.  Over three decades, this flagship program has become part of the fabric of America's history. It has helped us improve communications on Earth and to understand our home planet better.  It has set scientific satellites like Magellan and Ulysses speeding on their missions into the solar system and launched Hubble and Chandra to explore the universe.

Audience

Scientists, engineers, teachers, students, and anyone interested in space exploration would enjoy this publication. In addition, artists would enjoy the images in this publication.

Reviews

June 2013

Selected as Library Journal's 2012 Notable Government Documents

Praise for the printed edition:

Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program. ed. by William Wallack & George Gonzalez. National Aeronautics & Space Administration. 2012. 284p. illus. ISBN 9780160902024. SuDoc# NAS 1.83:2012-01-835-HQ. GPO Stock# 033-000-01355-8. $48.This reference tool is both a celebration of the successes of the NASA shuttle program and a requiem for the astronauts lost in the Challenger and Columbia disasters. Arranged chronologically, with an entry for each mission, it includes statistical data, mission objectives and contributions, formal portraits of crew members, candid photos from space walks, life aboard the shuttle, and more.
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/publishing/notable-government-docum...

 

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GoodReads -- 3 stars

Praise for the printed edition:
Significantly illustrated throughout this nearly 300-page book, the graphic images and people showcase the many firsts and proud moments that the United States has lead the world in space exploration.  Over three decades, this flagship program has become part of the fabric of America's history.  It has helped us improve communications on Earth and to understand our home planet better.  It has set scientific satellites like Magellan and Ullyses speeding on their missions into the solar system and launched Hubble and Chandra to explore the universe.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15811776-celebrating-30-years-of-the-...

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$24.00
International Price:
$33.60
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Author:
  • Chen, Adam
Year/Pages:
2012: 284 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • NASA NP 2012 01 838 83
  • Space Shuttle History
  • Space Exploration
Weight:
3.8125
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
05/31/2012
Last Status Update:
09/25/2017
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