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NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual By David Baker

NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual by David Baker

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$68.99
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Summary

Describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation.

NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual Summary

NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual: An insight into the design, construction and operation of the NASA Space Shuttle by David Baker

Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, landing and avionics systems.

NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual Reviews

'an astrogeek's insider dream' www.sciencebase.com

'detailed insight...wonderful...An inspiring read.' Spaceflight

'a must-have item' BBC Sky At Night Magazine

About David Baker

David Baker joined the US space programme during the Apollo years and later worked on the development of NASA's Shuttle. He has written widely on spaceflight technology and is editor of Aviation News. He lives in Kent.

Table of Contents

Detailed 'how it works' Haynes Manual treatment. A fascinating insight into the design, construction and operation of the NASA Space Shuttle. Expert author who has worked on the Apollo and Shuttle space programmes. Fully illustrated with NASA photographs and drawings. Publication will be at the closure of the Space Shuttle story as the final flight is expected in late 2010.

Additional information

GOR002861774
9781844258666
1844258661
NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual: An insight into the design, construction and operation of the NASA Space Shuttle by David Baker
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Haynes Publishing Group
2011-03-30
200
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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