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cspg
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posted 11-26-2013 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Shuttle Endeavour
by Stephen Hayward Silberkraus
Born out of tragedy and like none of her predecessors, over the course of her 25 missions and her 19-year career, this new orbiter would perform many vital and historic missions for humanity. Inspiring pride and admiration, Endeavour would fix the Hubble Space Telescope, begin construction of the International Space Station (ISS), and perform several Spacelab missions, never failing to expand man's knowledge of space.

Endeavour's story was not to end with 25 missions in space but with one final mission, mission 26, her move from Florida to her new home in California. Atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Endeavour was flown piggyback across the United States for her final victory lap. Welcomed and waved along by millions of admirers, she was carried through the streets of Los Angeles to her final destination, the California Science Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 7, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1467131571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467131575

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posted 07-04-2014 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any reviews or comments on this book? Based on the number of pages (a mere 96) does this primarily deal with "Mission 26", the move to the California Science Center?

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posted 07-04-2014 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mission 26 aka the "decommissioning" make two chapters of the book. The others are: building a shuttle, the maiden flight, twenty years of mission, a final space flight and the final chapter about the shuttle program.

Indeed it's a "small" book but it's better than no book at all. It's mostly a photographic record of the orbiter. Every orbiter should have a book dedicated (even if Springer-Praxis came with books about Challenger and Columbia; they could work on the remaining orbiters- just a thought) to them from construction to final flight with tons of photos. But let's face, that won't happen....until someone realizes what an extraordinary machine it is/was.

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posted 07-04-2014 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We built her and we're darn proud to have her back home! This is one book I look forward to having on my shelf.

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posted 07-04-2014 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the book. It is certainly worth adding to your collection. It has 10 photos of the construction and a chapter covering the first mission (the three person spacewalk). The decommissioning photos are pretty cool too.

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posted 07-04-2014 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My second book is on ENDEAVOUR, all 25 missions. I'm working on ATLANTIS.

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posted 07-04-2014 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have that one too. I look forward to your book on Atlantis.

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posted 07-05-2014 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jjknap:
I have that one too. I look forward to your book on Atlantis.
Thanks!!!!

sev8n
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posted 07-05-2014 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies, I'll add it to my list.

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posted 07-05-2014 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by NavySpaceFan:
My second book is on ENDEAVOUR, all 25 missions.
I knew there was a book missing on my shelf! Ordered!

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