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The Story of Space Station Mir
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: David M. Harland
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-26 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

* Details how a succession of Salyut space stations led to the development of Mir. * Depicts Mir’s assembly piece by piece, in space, between 1982 and 1996. * Describes how Mir became an international research laboratory. * Advises how Mir technology went on to form the ‘core modules’ of
The Story of Manned Space Stations
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Philip Baker
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-20 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book charts the history of manned space stations in a logical, chronological order. It tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their very separate programs, but slowly coming together. It describes rarely mentioned development programs, most of which never flew, including the US Manned
The Continuing Story of The International Space Station
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Peter Bond
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The first era of spaceflight and exploration was a race between rivals. With the advent of the International Space Station a new era of international cooperation is with us. Peter Bond explores the challenges and achievements of the ISS so far.
Partnership in Space
Language: en
Pages: 497
Authors: Ben Evans
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-04 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

April 12, 2011 was the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis has produced a mini-series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge of flying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. "Partners in Space" focuses on
The Story of the Space Shuttle
Language: en
Pages: 444
Authors: David M. Harland
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle, which entered service in 1981, remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. Conceived and designed as a reusable spacecraft to provide cheap access to low Earth orbit, and to supersede expendable launch vehicles, serving as the National Space