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cspg
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posted 05-08-2012 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Manned Spaceflight Log II: 2006-2012
by David J. Shalyer and Michael D. Shayler
"Manned Spaceflight Log" discusses over 40 recent spaceflights from September 2006 through September 2012, a time of great change in human spaceflight history. Following on from "Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006," the authors continue the story until the end of September 2012, with new chapters detailing the development and accomplishments of human spaceflight, expanded tables and additional photographs, many in color, throughout.

The book opens with a new foreword by Colonel Alfred M. Worden, USAF Retired, NASA Astronaut and CMP of Apollo 15, which reflects on the changing history of human spaceflight and the prospects for future operations.

The first chapter explains how human spaceflight has approached the different challenges of exploring space and provided the hardware to meet those challenges. This chapter also describes the various attempts to reach orbital flight and the often confusing distinction between ballistic, sub-orbital, and so-called 'astro-flights' of the X-15 rocket research aircraft program.

Chapter 2 recalls key historic moments and missions across five decades of human spaceflight. Each decade has provided useful lessons for the next and a foundation forfuture achievement. The new mission entries are collected in the third section in chronological order. A review of the next steps in human spaceflight, including plans to occupy the International Space Station well into the 2020s and the growth of the Chinese manned space program including a large space station and planned base on the Moon is discussed in Chapter 4.

The tables provide a complete up-to-date overview of human spaceflight operations and experience from April 1961 to September 2012 and a selected chronology of important milestones from those years. Completing the book is a comprehensive bibliography that lists all the major Springer-Praxis human spaceflight titles and other important works that provide the reader with a resource to continue further research.

  • Softcover, Approx. 400 p. 150 illus., 30 in color
  • Springer Praxis Books, February 28, 2013
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4576-0

Dave Shayler
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posted 06-03-2012 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Shayler   Click Here to Email Dave Shayler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the pending publication of this,my first title in a couple of years, I just want to thank all cS'ers who have supported my work and enjoyed the results.

There are other titles in preparation both with larger publishing companies and through AIS. These and other productions will be found via the new updated AIS website.

We have revamped the main structure first, with more pages to follow in the coming months... so keep watching.

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