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Development of the Shuttle, 1972-1981 (Paperback)

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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.

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Publisher Smithsonian Inst Pr
Mfg Part# 9781588342850
SKU 214551428
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1588342859
Release Date 7/6/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0478
Publisher Smithsonian Books (DC)
Series Part 02
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