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Space shuttle legacy : how we did it and what we learned

Author: Roger D Launius; John Krige; James I Craig; Ned Allen
Publisher: Reston, Virginia : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., [2013]
Series: Library of flight.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, more than any other, distills and captures the historical essence of the Space Shuttle program from its post-Apollo inception to its winding down and retirement in 2011. The Shuttle program is the single most significant, and among the most inspirational, science and technology programs in human history to date. ... [The authors] assess the program's historic impact upon our technoculture as the world's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Launius; John Krige; James I Craig; Ned Allen
ISBN: 9781624102165 1624102166
OCLC Number: 867024397
Description: xxxiv, 375 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Defining the shuttle : the spaceplane tradition / Roger D. Launius --
Designing the shuttle : living within the political system / Roger D. Launius --
Managing the space shuttle : leadership, change, and big technology / W. Henry Lambright --
Engineering the engine : the space shuttle main engine / R.E. Biggs --
Protecting the body : the orbiter's thermal protection system / Dennis R. Jenkins --
Revolutionizing electronics : software and the challenge of flight control / Nancy G. Leveson --
Flying the shuttle : operations from preparation through flight to recovery / N. Wayne Hale --
Using the shuttle : operations on orbit / Matthew H. Hersch --
Losing the shuttle (or nearly) : accidents and anomalies / Stephen P. Waring --
Constructing a port in orbit : the space shuttle and building the space station / Howard E. McCurdy --
A victory for clean interfaces : Europe's participation in the Space Shuttle Program / John Krige --
Living and working on the shuttle : the challenge of routine / Amy E. Foster --
Wowing the public : the shuttle as a cultural icon / Linda Billings --
Retiring the space shuttle : what next? / John M. Logsdon --
Epilogue / John Krige.
Series Title: Library of flight.
Responsibility: Roger D. Launius, Smithsonian Institution, John Krige, Georgia Institute of Technology, James I. Craig, Georgia Institute of Technology ; Ned Allen, editor-in-chief, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland.

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For the first time in its 30-year history, the NASA Space Shuttle program is chronicled in precise detail, with a focus on the major aspects of the Space Shuttle History.  Read more...

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