The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane [Hardcover]
Item #: BOOK-SHUTTLE-30
The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane [Hardcover] Author: Piers Bizony Bookviews by Alan Caruba "...a classic coffee table book, 10.5 x 11.25, 300 pages and filled with 900 color photos. In short, the perfect Christmas gift for someone who is an enthusiast for life and travel in outer space. In the 1980s, on assignment, I had the opportunity to visit the John F. Kennedy Space Center and tour the site where rockets and space shuttles were launched. I saw a shuttle up close and that is to say I saw a vehicle that was the size of a small building and marveled that it could be lifted beyond Earth’s gravity to circle the planet. One can only marvel at the courage of the crews that went aloft and the scientific and technological mastery that made it possible. This book is a keeper!" This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle program. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle.
- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (October 2, 2011)
- Language: English
- Book Dimensions: 11.2 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches