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posted 12-29-2013 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Building A New World: The Orbital Assembly of Space Station Mir
Volume 1: From Conception to November, 1994
by David S.F. Portree
The Soviet Union named its last space station Mir, meaning both "peace" and "world" in Russian. The first module of Mir was put into orbit in 1986. Other modules were added until it was fully assembled in 1995. Hundreds of cosmonauts and astronauts visited Mir before it was de-orbited in 2001.

This book is the first in a series of chronologies of the assembly and use of the Mir Space Station. Volume I describes events that happened from Mir's conception up until November, 1994. It begins with an extensive, up-to-date history of the Soviet manned space program. It then provides a detailed chronology of the assembly of Mir modules, and the arrival and departure of supporting spacecraft (Soyuz, Progress, etc.).

Graphic diagrams are used to show which spacecraft are docked to what modules during specific dates. The arrival and departure of astronauts and cosmonauts are chronicled, as are other events in Mir's history.

A gallery of images of Mir has been added to this special edition. An invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the history of the Soviet and Russian space programs.

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 20, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1491017538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491017531
Note: it's an Amazon reprint of a document prepared for Johnson Space Center (apparently updated). But since I've never seen (or heard) it before, I'm including it here. If other readers have addition info, please post.

cspg
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posted 01-01-2014 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That book is a repackaged and re-titled version of a prior book entitled "MIR Hardware Heritage" and apparently this has been done without the author's consent. A copyright violation. And the electronic version is available for free.

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posted 01-01-2014 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The author posted a "review" on the amazon page.

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