ISScapades : The Crippling of Americas Space Program

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Covering the International Space Station s (ISS) inception through the launching of the first two components nearly two decades later, this insider s account details its demise from a once-promising global initiative to a project rife with controversy, dogged by delays, and filled with budget battles. Explaining how the program struggled to survive in an environment with political and bureaucratic authorities that continually changed its goals, this study analyzes NASA s past transgressions while eyeing the administration s future. Annual summaries detailing the station s most recent developments are also included in this unique, firsthand report."
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 255 x 180 x 14.48mm | 402g
  • Apogee Books
  • Burlington, Canada
  • English
  • 5 b/w photos, 11 b/w illus & 18 charts/tables
  • 1894959590
  • 9781894959599
  • 3,546,838

About Donald A Beattie

Donald A. Beattie is a former senior manager at NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Energy Research and Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. He served on the Space Station Advisory Committee from 1987 to 1994. He is the author of "History and Overview of Solar Heat Technologies" and "Taking Science to the Moon." He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
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