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eBook The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane ePub

eBook The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane ePub

by Piers Bizony

  • ISBN: 0760339414
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Piers Bizony
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (October 2, 2011)
  • Pages: 300
  • ePub book: 1903 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1218 kb
  • Other: azw txt mbr lrf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 770

Description

and fine art publishers Taschen on a large-format book about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nice historical book with plenty of photos. The mission summaries are sometimes too brief. The end of the book should have included a section showing the final resting place of each orbiter with photos.

Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle . From the Inside Flap. With theoretical roots stretching as far back as the 1930s, NASA’s space plane was a long time coming.

Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle program. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission. In fact, two space-plane concepts were developed in the sixties, the X-20 Dyna-Soar and the X-15, but both were shouldered aside by the Apollo program, NASA’s response to President John F. Kennedy’s bold charge to land an American on the moon.

Bizony is a prolific author who has focused a lot of his work on space flight. Some of the books that he has written include (but definitely are not limited to) include: One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered, Space 50, The Man Who Ran the Moon: James E. Webb, NASA, and the Secret History of Project Apollo and Island in the Sky: The International Space Station. The book contains 900 color images, detailing the entire history of NASA’s fleet of orbiters.

Bizony, Piers (2011). Bizony, Piers (2014). The Making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1386-page collector e. ISBN 978-0-7603-3941-1. ISBN 978-3-8365-4769-7.

Author: Piers Bizony. This chapter begins with the loss of Columbia and the chronicles the return to space 2 1/2 years later in 2006 for the final 5 years of the program. Company: Zenith Press. Other Publication Information: Hardcover, 300 pages, technical specs and drawings. As painful as they are to see, there are no images of Columbia's reentry - a clear omission in a book of this scope. Stage Seven - Readying the Bird: processing the orbiter. In 12 pages, the author gives a good visual overview of what is required to prepare a shuttle mission.

Noted space and science author, Piers Bizony, has put together a retrospective that covers all 134 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the shuttle, which is scheduled for September 2010. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle.

Piers Bizony (author). Hardback 300 Pages, Published: 20/09/2011. This item has been added to your basket. View basket Checkout.

This book is accurately titled. By devoting more than 250 pages to spectacular photographic images of the Space Shuttle and its missions, Bizony has indeed produced a celebration of the thirty-year history of the only reusable manned spacecraft in history

This book is accurately titled. By devoting more than 250 pages to spectacular photographic images of the Space Shuttle and its missions, Bizony has indeed produced a celebration of the thirty-year history of the only reusable manned spacecraft in history. But the work is more than just a collection of photos. Bizony uses the images to help describe how and why the Shuttle program was estabbshed and how it evolved over time. He breaks the history of the Shuttle into several stages: The Routine Dream: The genesis of the program fobowing the completion of the Apollo lunar program, and the first.

An era of space capability that we have taken for granted is coming to a close with startling speed. In the summer of 2011 NASA’s only sustained space flight program came to an end after three decades and 135 flights. This book is essentially a lavishly illustrated retrospective of the missions and orbiters. Timing is everything-in space flight and in publishing. As is the desire to be first.

Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle program

Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle program.

This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers the entire space shuttle program. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle.

Comments

Jerdodov Jerdodov
This book is primarily a photo album rather than a comprehensive look at the shuttle program, geared a bit more towards the casual space fan than the hardcore enthusiast. Still, the selection of images is quite good and is wonderful eye candy. I haven't seen any better retrospective collection of shuttle program photos, particularly from the early years. Full-color photos are presented from each mission in chronological order, accompanied by a brief blurb about the mission noting important highlights and milestones. The missions are broken up into different "stages" (STS-1 to Challenger, Challenger to Shuttle-Mir, etc.) each with a brief preface summarizing that era.

While the images appeared to be carefully selected, the book definitely could have used more careful copy editing. For instance, names of orbiters are often mixed up (the correct orbiter will be named in the header about the mission but an incorrect one will be used in the summary), the orbiter Endeavour's name is sometimes misspelled, and there are random typographical errors in the photo captions. All text is exceedingly brief and serves more to give the author a forum for his personal opinions of the shuttle and U.S. politics rather than present an impartial look at history. Info on the shuttle's development and technical data is also quite basic.

The well-chosen photos more than make up for the deficiencies in the text, and thankfully there are other more reliable works available for those interested in details about the shuttle's history and technical operations. Dennis Jenkins's superb Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System The First 100 Missions, 3rd Edition is still the standard and will hopefully be revised to cover the end of the program soon. The recently released NASA publication Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, 1971-2010 (which is also available as a free PDF online) and NASA Space Shuttle Manual: An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals) are also good choices. The collection of images in this book is a perfect companion to those other works.
Quinthy Quinthy
Well, I have to say, this book has the most beautiful pictures of the shuttle/station I have ever had in one book. There is 1-2 pages on most missions, with some of the more interesting missions receiving 4 pages. There is a 2 page spread on STS 135 that has a picture of the crew and shuttle workers posing with the tail end of Atlantis in the OPF. Still, I wish they could have included some more detail about the last mission since they delayed the publication of this book until after the mission. It is certainly worth the money though...a beautiful book it is.
LivingCross LivingCross
The best spaceship ever built and loads of info and pictures.
Kiaile Kiaile
This is a great book on the history of the Space Shuttle. It has information about all about the Space Shuttle flights. It tells who flew on each flight, what they did, the date & duration of each flignt. At the very back of the book is a Space Shuttle Log. The Photos are really awesome too. It is a hardback coffee table size. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Space Shuttle history.
Adrielmeena Adrielmeena
This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the space shuttle missions. Every mission is covered, and there are beautiful pictures, some never seen before, of every mission. I noticed a couple of typo errors, but it didn't take away from the beauty of the book. It is a fantastic collectible, and any shuttle buff needs it for their collection!
Clever Clever
My mother-in-law saw this on TV (Sunday Morning show?)... She loves it. I took a look at the pictures as well and find it to be a superb coffee table book. Great conversation piece!
I'm a Russian Occupant I'm a Russian Occupant
This is a must have for every space shuttle enthusiast. It covers almost the entire shuttle project, from the early beginning until the very last missions.
But there is one thing that's really amazing in this book: the pictures!
It features a lot of wonderful photographs taken during the space shuttle missions, showing the crew work, the facilities and of course the vehicle itself. Highly recommended, seriously.
This book arrived on time and in perfect condition. The pictures are outstanding! We can't put it down. There is so much more information then ever could imagine. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to all space fans.