The Space Shuttle

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760347812
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: History

Noted space and science author Piers Bizony's retrospective covers the entire Space Shuttle program from 1981 to 2011. Relive the history of one of America's most iconic spacecraft.

Space shuttle

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
ISBN: 0963397451
Release Date: 2001-05-11
Genre: History

Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.

Space Flight

Author: Giles Sparrow
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0756656419
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the first space flight, a visual study of human ventures into outer space covers the U.S. and Soviet space race, as well as the efforts of other countries around the world, chronicling the development of space technology, future planned space missions, and key accomplishments, ranging from the first satellite launch to the moon landing.

The Space Shuttle

Author: Philip S. Harrington
Publisher: Browntrout Publishers
ISBN: 9780763170639
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Photography


Moonshots

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760352625
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Science

In December 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 captured images depicting Earth hanging like a lonely fruit in the vast darkness of space. The social and spiritual shock of that photograph—and those which followed—never fully diminished, even as Apollo missions followed at an incredible pace, including the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Moonshots is the definitive photographic chronicle of NASA space exploration—a giant slipcased book featuring more than 200 remarkable photographs from that eventful era created almost exclusively on large-format Hasselblad cameras. Though a number of these images have been reproduced in books and magazines over the years, one attribute of this incredible collection has seldom been exploited: the sheer size and resolution of the photography. Aerospace author Piers Bizony scoured NASA’s archives of Hasselblad film frames to assemble the space fan’s ultimate must-have book—a gorgeous large-format hardcover presented in a heavy slipcase with die-cuts to represent the phases of the moon. This resulting volume extracts a stunning selection of photographs captured by astronauts using Hasselblad equipment, many of them seldom previously published, let alone in such a lavish package. The Apollo voyages form the centerpiece of this amazing collection, but equally fabulous images from precursor Gemini missions are also featured, along with later photographs chronicling Space Shuttle missions and even the construction of the International Space Station.

The Space Shuttle Operator s Manual

Author: Kerry Mark Joëls
Publisher:
ISBN: 0345341813
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Welcome Aboard! You are about to embark on a spectacular adventure, blazing a trail for future space travel in the world's greatest flying machine. Prepare for lift-off using the step-by-step instructions for launch and ascent. Soar into the sky consulting the authentic gatefold reproduction of the Shuttle's instrument panel. Operate the remote manipulator arm, the space telescope, and the data relay satellite as you communicate with ground control. Chart your space flight using the authentic fold-out orbital map. Hurtle back through the Earth's atmosphere to land the aircraft gently like a glider. Congratulations! We hope your mission is rewarding and fascinating! Sincerely, Directorate for Crew Training Written for the layperson by curators at the National Air and Space Museum, with colorful illustrations throughout, THE SPACE SHUTTLE OPERATOR'S MANUAL takes the reader through all the motions of an actual mission -- from preparation to takeoff to orbit to re-entry.

Space Shuttle 1981 2011

Author: Air & Space Magazine
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588344878
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Science

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts’ own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history of the program, technological challenges and triumphs, scientific achievements, and the devastating Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Complete with more than 40 essays and 100 full-color photographs, Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a captivating overview of this critical part of space history. Although the space shuttle era has ended, its spirit—that of limitless curiosity and a desire for perfection—continues to inspire.

One Giant Leap

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760337101
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first moon landing in July 1969 captured the imagination of the world as no subsequent “space spectacular” has. Forty years later, space historian Piers Bizony has produced a stunning visual record of this unparalleled mission. Drawing on high-resolution images from the entire suite of Apollo 11’s on-board film magazines, the book presents a complete picture of the mission: the launch, the astronauts’ lives inside the spacecraft, the landing and moon walk, and finally the return to earth to worldwide acclaim. Accompanying these remarkable images, many published here for the first time, is Bizony’s fascinating essay on the lasting cultural and emotional impact of the mission. Quotes from astronauts, scientists, and literary commentators add an extra dimension to Bizony’s account. Apollo 11 may have happened a long time ago, Bizony remarks, but it casts an important shadow over today’s generation. Can we live up to it and learn from it--or even repeat its achievements with new spacecraft? However tempting it might be to assume that our advanced modern society could go back to the moon, it is an unavoidable fact, as this book makes clear, that Apollo 11 was an event that may never be replayed. One Giant Leap gives modern readers the information and perspective for thinking about Apollo 11 and space exploration in general in an entirely new way.

Into the Black

Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501123627
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: History

"Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, [this book] reveals the dramatic untold story of the first space shuttle and the dedicated people who brought the United States into the next stage of space exploration"--Dust jacket flap.

The History of the Space Shuttle

Author: Publishing Whitman
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 0794836585
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Science

Chronicles the history of the space shuttles, from inception to final mission, including photographs, crew information, and mission timeline.

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

Author: Valerie Neal
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300206517
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: History

An exploration of the changing conceptions of the iconic Space Shuttle and a call for a new vision of spaceflight The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her career examining the Space Shuttle program, uses this iconic vehicle to question over four decades' worth of thinking about, and struggling with, the meaning of human spaceflight. She examines the ideas, images, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, journalists, and others sought to communicate rationales for, or critiques of, the Space Shuttle missions. At times concurrently, the Space Shuttle was billed as delivery truck and orbiting science lab, near-Earth station and space explorer, costly disaster and pinnacle of engineering success. The book's multidisciplinary approach reveals these competing depictions to examine the meaning of the spaceflight enterprise. Given the end of the Space Shuttle flights in 2011, Neal makes an appeal to reframe spaceflight once again to propel humanity forward.

New Space Frontiers

Author: Piers Bizony
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780760346662
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Science

An optimistic look at space travel not only showcases the groundbreaking technology of today but also speculates on what lies beyond today's hardware, in a book that looks at both governmental and commercial strategies for space exploration and where in the universe they may lead humans in the future.

Women in Space

Author: Karen Gibson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613748442
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance—cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982—followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. And by breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. In Women in Space, author Karen Bush Gibson profiles 23 pioneers, all of whom achieved greatness in orbit. Read about Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the Space Shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who has logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Learn, too, about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding. Karen Bush Gibson is the author of Women Aviators, Native American History for Kids, and three dozen other books for young readers. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

The X 15 Rocket Plane

Author: Michelle L. Evans
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803228405
Release Date: 2013-06
Genre: History

Discusses the development of the X-15 Rocket Plane, a spacecraft that paved the way for human-controlled spaceflight.