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Space shuttle stories : firsthand astronaut accounts from all 135 missions  Cover Image Book Book

Space shuttle stories : firsthand astronaut accounts from all 135 missions / Tom Jones.

Jones, Tom, 1955- (author,, interviewer.).


NASA's space shuttle was the world's first reusable spacecraft, accomplishing many firsts and inspiring generations across its 30-year lifespan as America's iconic spaceship. In Space Shuttle Stories, shuttle astronaut Tom Jones interviewed more than 130 fellow astronauts for personal vignettes from each mission, complemented by their written accounts for all 135 space shuttle missions, from Columbia's maiden flight in 1981 to the final launch of Atlantis in 2011. The book is a major contribution to the historical record of a momentous era of spaceflight.

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  • ISBN: 9781588347541
  • ISBN: 1588347540
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Developing the space shuttle -- List of acronyms -- Testing the space shuttle, 1981-1986 -- Return to flight and the space shuttle as science platform, 1986-1998 -- Building the International Space Station, losing Columbia, 1998-2011 -- The space shuttle in perspective.
Subject: Space Shuttle Program (U.S.) > Anecdotes.
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)
Space shuttles > United States > Anecdotes.
Astronauts > United States > Anecdotes.
Navettes spatiales > √Čtats-Unis > Anecdotes.
Astronautes > √Čtats-Unis > Anecdotes.
HISTORY / Military / Aviation & Space.
SCIENCE / Space Science / Space Exploration.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Space shuttles.
United States.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Livres de photographies.

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