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cspg
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posted 01-16-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet
by Valerie Neal
This book places Space Shuttle Discovery within the history of the space shuttle program and provides an introduction to space shuttle technology with a focus on the orbiter itself.

Discovery’s unique history is presented mission by mission that includes a brief narrative of each mission, a chart of its key statistics (dates, duration, altitude, payloads, etc.), each mission’s patch with an explanation of its unique symbolism, a crew portrait, and two to four iconic photos that capture the distinct activities and successes of each mission.

The book also features anecdotes and memories of several astronauts who flew on Discovery, as well as its modernization over the years and its final preparation for retirement at the Smithsonian.

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (July 15, 2012 July 4, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0760343837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760343838

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posted 06-08-2012 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to an Amazon.com email, this title has been pushed back 18 months to December 2013.

And according to Dennis Jenkins, "that project never began and is off the table."

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posted 07-21-2013 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon has a release date of May 2014. I'll ask around if that book is coming to life or not.

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posted 07-23-2013 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The author is working on it according to Dennis Jenkins. So it's a go.

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posted 06-20-2014 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book is now scheduled to be available July 4, per an announcement on the National Air and Space Museum's monthly email newsletter.

The sole author is Valerie Neal, space history curator, and the title is now shortened from "Space Shuttle Discovery: The Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet" to "Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet." Number of pages remain the same, and it will be a hardback at $30.00.

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posted 06-29-2014 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy just shipped from Amazon.

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