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Space shuttle : the history of the National Space Transportation System : the first 100 missions

Author: Dennis R Jenkins
Publisher: Cape Canaveral, Fla. : D.R. Jenkins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Jenkins
ISBN: 0963397451 9780963397454
OCLC Number: 47705660
Description: viii, 513 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Sanger and Bredt --
Early Experiments --
Von Braun's Dream --
The First X-Planes --
Round Two --
Onward to Mach 10 (or not) --
Dynamic Soaring --
Skip-Gliding --
BoMi, RoBo, and Brass Bell --
Hywards --
The Final RoBo Configurations --
Passengers in Space --
The Sleek and Winged Spacecraft Called Dyna-Soar --
Phase Alpha --
Dyna-Soar Description --
But Why? --
Cancelled Now, Forever More --
Wingless Flight --
Of Blunt Shapes and Lifting-Bodies --
Precision Recovery --
Manned Lifting-Bodies --
Air Force Efforts --
Pilot --
HYFAC, NHFRF, and Other Dreams --
Mini-Shuttle --
Concept Exploration --
ASSET --
American Indian --
Aerospaceplane --
Convair Spaceplane --
Enter the Scramjet --
Recoverable Orbital Launch System --
Manned Reconnaissance Vehicle --
Other Early Efforts --
Reusable Aerospace Passenger Transport --
Air Force Reusable Launch Vehicles --
AFFDL and Stage-and-a-Half --
The Little Guys --
Grand Ambition --
Let the Games Begin --
Choosing a Configuration - Phase A --
The STG and SSTG --
Main Engine Phase A --
McDonnell Douglas (NAS9-9204) --
North American Rockwell (NAS9-9205) --
Lockheed (NAS9-9206) --
General Dynamics / Convair (NAS9-9207) --
Martin Marietta (No NASA Contract Issued) --
Political Considerations --
DoD Requirements --
Dissension Within NASA - the MSC DC-3 --
Phase a Conclusions --
Refining the Configuration - Phase B --
Main Engine Phase B --
Revision --
McDonnell Douglas / Martin Marietta (NAS9-10959) --
North American Rockwell (NAS9-10960) --
Reorganization --
Alternate Concepts --
Chrysler (NAS8-26341) --
Lockheed (NAS8-26362) --
Grumman / Boeing (NAS9-11160) --
Another Revision --
Lower Expectations --
The Rules of the Game Change --
Gaining Ground --
Phase B Prime --
But No DoD Money --
Phased Development --
Solid Rocket Development --
Choosing a Launch Site --
Safety in Earth Orbit --
A Hot Issue --
Phase B Double Prime --
Another Idea --
Getting Closer --
Finally, A Decision --
The Final Configuration --
Orbiter Phase C/D --
Grumman / Boeing --
Lockheed --
McDonnell Douglas --
North American Rockwell --
Orbiter Contract Award --
Main Engine Phase C/D and Award --
SRB Phase C/D and Award --
ET Phase C/D and Award --
Evolutionary Changes --
Getting Ready --
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft --
It's a Bird; It's a Plane --
Structural Dynamics --
Space, The Final Frontier --
The Test Vehicle - Enterprise --
Other Testing --
SSME Qualification --
SRB Qualification --
ET Qualification --
Advanced Vehicle Automation --
An Important Mission - Rescue Skylab --
Department of Defense Support --
Those Pesky Tiles --
In Production at Last --
Upper Stages --
Fifth Orbiter Debate --
The Final Push --
What's in a Name? --
Orbiter Names --
Broken in Mid-Stride --
Flight Profile --
Orbital Mechanics --
Aborts --
Final Preparations --
The First Twenty-Five Flights --
The Accident --
The Analysis --
The Findings --
The Recommendations --
SRB Requalification --
Rethinking Aborts and Escapes --
What was Launched Before 51-L --
Government Payloads --
Commercial Consequences of the Accident --
Subsidies? --
Return to Flight --
A Long 32 Months --
The Second Twenty-Five Flights --
Grounded, Again --
The Third Twenty-Five Flights --
The Fourth Twenty-Five Flights --
Grounded, Yet Again --
Independent Assessment --
Preparing to Fly --
Post-Challenger Missions --
DoD Missions --
Mission Data Tables --
Technical Description --
The Players --
Space Shuttle Coordinate System --
Location Codes --
Orbiter --
Forward Fuselage --
Crew Module --
Flight Deck --
Multifunction CRT Display System --
Dedicated Displays --
Multifunction Electronic Display System --
Closed-Circuit TV System and Cameras --
Mid-Deck --
Airlock --
Orbiter Docking System --
Mid-Fuselage --
Payload Bay Doors --
Payload Deployment and Retrieval System --
Purge, Vent, and Drain System --
Aft-Fuselage --
Body Flap --
Wings --
Vertical Stabilizer --
Orbital Maneuvering System --
Reaction Control System --
Electrical Power --
Environmental Control and Life Support --
Thermal Protection System --
Avionics --
Communications --
Data Processing System --
Landing Gear --
Brakes --
Drag Chute --
Main Propulsion System --
Space Shuttle Main Engines --
Disconnect Valves --
Power Heads --
Hot Gas Manifold and Combustion Chamber --
Nozzle --
MPS Propellant Management Subsystem --
Pogo Suppression Subsystem --
Main Engine Controllers --
Thrust Vector Control --
Engine Start and Ascent --
SSME Enhancements --
High-Pressure Turbopumps --
Two-Duct Powerhead and Heat Exchanger --
Large Throat Main Combustion Chamber --
Block I --
Block IIA --
Block II --
External Tank --
Liquid Oxygen Tank --
Intertank --
Liquid Hydrogen Tank --
ET Thermal Protection System --
Systems --
Light-Weight Tank --
Composite Nose Cone --
Super Light-Weight Tank --
Solid Rocket Boosters --
Construction --
Propellant --
Structure --
Electronics --
Ignition --
Electrical and Hydraulic Systems --
Nozzle --
SRB Separation and Recovery --
Filament-Wound Cases --
Range Safety System --
Spacelab --
Spacehab --
Orbiter Maintenance and Refurbishment --
Columbia OV-102 Micro-Modification --
Columbia (OV-102) Spacelab Only (SLO) --
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 6 Modifications --
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 11 EDO Modification --
Discovery (OV-103) Flight 14 Modifications (OMDP-1) --
Atlantis (OV-104) Flight 12 OMDP-1 --
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 17 OMDP-1 --
Discovery (OV-103) Flight 21 OMDP-2 --
Endeavour (OV-105) Flight 11 OMDP-1 --
Atlantis (OV-104) Flight 20 OMDP-2 --
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 26 OMDP-2 --
Orbiter Weight Statement --
To Continue Safely --
Shuttle Upgrade Program --
Safety Upgrades --
Supportability Upgrades --
Other Possible Upgrades --
Five Segment Booster --
Liquid Fly-Back Boosters --
Stillborn --
Improving the Breed --
Sigma Corporation EDIN05 --
Shuttle-Derived Vehicles (SDV) --
Boeing (NAS9-14710 and NAS8-23395) --
Martin Marietta (NAS8-34183) --
Shuttle-C --
Shuttle-Z --
Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) --
Liquid Rocket Booster --
General Dynamics (NAS8-37137) --
Martin Marietta (NAS8-37136) --
Sudden Ranch --
Rancho de la Concepcion --
Manned Orbiting Laboratory --
Enter Shuttle.
Other Titles: National Space Transportation System
History of the National Space Transportation System :
Responsibility: Dennis R. Jenkins.
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Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.

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