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    DescriptionDesigned between 1969 and 1972 and first flown into space in 1981, the NASA Shuttle will have flown almost 140 missions by the time it is retired in 2010. David Baker describes the origin of the reusable launch vehicle concept during the 1960s, its evolution into a viable flying machine in the early 1970s, and its subsequent design, engineering, construction and operation. The Shuttle's internal layout and systems are explained, including the operation of life support, electrical power production, cooling, propulsion, flight control, communications, landing and avionics systems.


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    Title
    NASA Space Shuttle Manual
    Subtitle
    An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844258666
    ISBN 10: 1844258661
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: TRP, TTDS
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000, REF028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16870
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 629.441
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TL795.5 .B36 2011B
    Thema V1.0: TTDS, TRP
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
    Imprint name
    J H Haynes & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    15 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Somerset
    Author Information
    David Baker joined the US space programme during the Apollo years and later worked on the development of NASA's Shuttle. He has written widely on spaceflight technology and is editor of Aviation News. He lives in Kent.
    Table of contents
    Detailed 'how it works' Haynes Manual treatment. A fascinating insight into the design, construction and operation of the NASA Space Shuttle. Expert author who has worked on the Apollo and Shuttle space programmes. Fully illustrated with NASA photographs and drawings. Publication will be at the closure of the Space Shuttle story as the final flight is expected in late 2010.