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Last launch : Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis

Author: Dan Winters
Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Americans have been driven to explore beyond the horizon ever since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. In the twentieth century, that drive took us to the moon and inspired dreams of setting foot on other planets and voyaging among the stars. The vehicle we built to launch those far journeys was the space shuttle--Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. This fleet of reusable spacecraft was
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Dan Winters; Dan Winters
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Winters
ISBN: 9780292739635 029273963X
OCLC Number: 761845119
Awards: Runner-up for Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Book Festival Book Award, Photography 2013 (United States)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Responsibility: Dan Winters ; with texts by Al Reinert and Mark Kelly.

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Powerfully evoking the unquenchable American spirit of exploration, award-winning photographer Dan Winters chronicles the final launches of Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis in this stunning  Read more...

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