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cspg
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posted 05-01-2013 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned
Edited by James I. Craig, John Krige and Roger D. Launius

For the first time in its 30-year history, the NASA Space Shuttle program is chronicled in precise detail, with a focus on the major aspects of the Space Shuttle History including: its successes, failures, and lessons learned.

Using a series of personal anecdotes, Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned offers insights from many industry experts including: historians, political scientists, public administrators, engineers, and scientists giving readers the most complete account of the program.

With this book, readers are given the most approachable and basic account of the long history of the Space Shuttle program. The authors intend this book to serve as a catalyst for additional study of the Space Shuttle and its legacy.

Even though the program has ended, there is still limitless opportunity for scholars to explore the topic and assist space professionals in their future endeavours.

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: AIAA (September 30, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1624102166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1624102165

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2013 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roger Launius notes on his blog that this title is now available.
This book originated almost with the July 2011 completion of the 135th and final successful mission of the Space Shuttle program. On many occasions during the Space Shuttle's 30-year career, it had demonstrated remarkable capabilities, but the cost and complexity of flying this first-ever reusable space transportation system always ensured controversy and difference of opinion. NASA moved to retire the shuttle before the vehicle's 30th anniversary because of its age and cost of operations and because the space agency planned a new mission to move beyond Earth orbit and return to the Moon.

After 30 years of Space Shuttle operations — 40 years, if one includes the research and development period of the 1970s — what is the legacy of the Space Shuttle? That is the question we seek to answer in this work, Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned, which focuses on the history of the Space Shuttle specifically by delving deeply into various aspects of the program's evolution over its long duration.

Kevmac
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posted 03-04-2014 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone read this and care to comment on it? There are no reviews on Amazon. Thank you.

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