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The space shuttle : celebrating thirty years of NASA's first space plane.

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Minneapolis : MBI Pub. Co. and Zenith Press, 2011.
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"This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers all 134 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the shuttle, which is scheduled for September 2010. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Bizony
ISBN: 9780760339411 0760339414
OCLC Number: 555658320
Description: 299 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Stage one. The routine dream : reinventing access to space ; Mission images April 1981-January 1986 --
Stage two. Falling from grace : the realities of rocket flight --
Stage three. Rebuilding trust : an era of great achievements ; Mission images December 1988-November 1994 --
Stage four. Unexpected allies : making peace with Russia ; Mission images February 1996-October 1998 --
Stage five. An island in the sky : establishing the space station ; Mission images December 1998-November 2002 --
Stage six. At the crossroads : reshaping the space program ; Mission images January 2003-July 2011 --
Stage seven. Readying the bird : processing an orbiter --
Appendix. Shuttle flight log : complete mission summary.
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"This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers all 134 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the shuttle, which is scheduled for September 2010. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle"--

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