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The story of Space Station Mir

Author: David M Harland
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2005.
Series: Springer Praxis books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in the Cold War, Mir's ultimate triumph is that it taught the two superpower rivals, the USSR and the USA, to cooperate in space. Mir showed how humans could live and work in space, how to overcome unforeseen problems, and survive potentially fatal situations. The wealth of experience provided by the Mir program provides the means to keep the International Space Station operational, crewed and supplied. In The  Read more...
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Harland, David M. (David Michael), 1955-
Story of Space Station Mir.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., ©2005
(DLC) 2004058915
(OCoLC)56531303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Harland
ISBN: 0387230114 9780387230115 9780387739779 0387739777 1281148237 9781281148230 9786611148232 661114823X
OCLC Number: 262679882
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 424 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Getting started --
2. Routine operations --
3. step towards continuous occupancy --
4. base block for modular construction --
5. astrophysics laboratory --
6. microgravity laboratory for hire --
7. Expansion or abandonment? --
8. Shuttle-Mir --
9. final chapter.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books.
Responsibility: David M. Harland.
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* Details how a succession of Salyut space stations led to the development of Mir. * Describes how Mir became an international research laboratory. * Advises how Mir technology went on to form the  Read more...

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