Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986 (BOK)

David Hitt, Heather R. Smith

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After the Apollo programme put twelve men on the moon and safely brought them home, anything seemed possible. In this spirit, the team at NASA set about developing the Space Shuttle, arguably the most complex piece of machinery ever created. The world's first reusable spacecraft, it launched like a rocket, landed like a glider and carried out complicated missions in between.

Bold They Rise tells the story of the Space Shuttle through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers and scientists who made it happen - in space and on the ground, from the days of research and design through the heroic accomplishments of the programme to the tragic last minutes of the Challenger disaster. In the participants' own voices, we learn what so few are privy to: what it was like to create a new form of spacecraft, to risk one's life testing that craft, to float freely in the vacuum of space as a one-man satellite, to witness a friend's death. A "guided tour" of the Shuttle - in historical, scientific and personal terms - this book provides a fascinating, richly informed and deeply personal view of a feat without parallel in the human story.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter David Hitt, Heather R. Smith
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803226487
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 680 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Robert L. Crippen Emner og form History of the Americas, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Astronautics, Aerospace & air transport industries