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NASA Space Shuttle Manual : An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle

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<p>Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, land and avionics systems.</p>

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Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, land and avionics systems.

Designed between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, land and avionics systems.

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Series Title
Owners' Workshop Manual
Publisher
Haynes Publishing UK
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
176
Author
Dr. David Baker
ISBN-13
9781844258666
Publication Date
May, 2011
ISBN-10
1844258661

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A very nice overview o...

A very nice overview of the STS shuttle, from history to technical details. The only downside is realizing that we've lost our initiative and drive towards space, and with that, our technical leaps may go down to short hops, with the retirement of the remaining three orbiters and nothing in place to take over.

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