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Basing his work on virtually untapped NASA archives, T. A. Heppenheimer has produced the second volume of his definitive history of the space shuttle. Volume Two traces the development of the shuttle through a decade of engineering setbacks and breakthroughs, program-management challenges, and political strategizing, culminating in the first launch in April 1981. The focus is on the engineering challenges—propulsion, thermal protection, electronics, onboard systems—and the author covers in depth the alternative vehicles developed by the U.S. Air Force and European countries. The first launch entailed a monumental amount of planning and preparation that Heppenheimer explains in detail.

About the Author

T. A. Heppenheimer is the author of seven books including The Space Shuttle Decision, 1965-1972: History of the Space Shuttle, Volume 1 (Smithsonian Books, 2002) and Countdown: A History of the Space Program (1995). He is a freelance writer and has written cover stories for many magazines, including American Heritage, Popular Science, and Science Digest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588342850
Author:
Heppenheimer, T. A.
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
History of the Space
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.5 lb

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