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Atlantis - The Final Space Shuttle Mission

Atlantis - The Final Space Shuttle Mission [Kindle Edition]

Tony Riches
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In its thirty year career, space shuttle Atlantis covered more miles and completed more missions than any other spacecraft in history. Atlantis touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 15 at 5:57 a.m. EDT on July 21st 2011, bringing to an end 30 years of space shuttle flights.

This book is the story of that historic flight, with pictures of every crew member and summaries of all 33 missions flown by Atlantis.

Commander Chris Ferguson said on behalf of the final Atlantis crew, "Although we got to take the ride, we sure hope that everybody who has ever worked on, or touched, or looked at, or envied or admired a space shuttle was able to take just a little part of the journey with us."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2137 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Publisher: WWD (9 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VZ0WQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tony Riches has a BA Degree in Psychology and an MBA from Cardiff University. He lives with his wife in Pembrokeshire, one of the most unspoilt areas of the UK. His first novel, 'Queen Sacrifice' was written after looking into the early history of Wales and seeing the parallels to a game of chess, with kings and queens, bishops and castles - and the people becoming pawns in their civil wars.

An interest in space exploration going back to witnessing the Apollo landings as a child led to the writing of Atlantis - The Final Space Shuttle Mission and development of the NASA Latest blog, which has only been possible through the generous support of the NASA media team.

Before becoming a writer he was Head of Cardiff Harbour Authority and supported the Captain Scott Society with exhibitions on the departure of Scott's ship the Terra Nova from Cardiff Docks in 1910. He has since researched and written Terra Nova: Antarctic Voyager with support from the Glamorgan Archives and Captain Scott's granddaughter, Dafila Scott.

When not writing Tony enjoys sea and river kayaking and has a specialist blog 'Kayak Journeys' about some of his kayaking adventures. He also enjoys hiking and plans to complete the full 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast path which passes fifty-eight beautiful beaches and fourteen harbours.

Other interests include music and art. He has a blog called 'The Awakening Conscience' where he occasionally writes about Ruskin and the PRB.


Books by Tony Riches include:

Queen Sacrifice (Novel set in 10th Century Wales)

Atlantis - The Final Space Shuttle Mission

Agile Project Management For Busy Managers

Terra Nova: Antarctic Voyager

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Cover 4.0. I really regret not making the effort to try and see a launch of a space shuttle so some arm chair reading to make up a little for my inertia. I am reading on my ipad to get the colour. The astronauts were very brave riding a bomb of propellants on take off and taking the risk of burning up on the way back. The ultimate ride. I am reading on ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating read detailing so many historic missions flown by Atlantis 12 May 2013
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This book went a long way towards satisfying my curiosity about space travel, Shuttle flights and all activity in connection with the I.S.S. Each mission undertaken by Atlantis was carefully documented giving full details of the crew of each flight + details of what each person's job was after arrival at the Russian station and later at he I. S. S. as well as construction taking place on the I.S.S.I can only marvel at the technology that made all this possible. I've been interested in shuttle flights since way back when I read about the prospect of such vehicles envisaged when Apollo flights came to an end and it all sounded so "Sci Fi" that I hardly thought that it was realistic. Now,even shuttle flights are so old hat that more and more new ways are being developed to do the same job more efficiently! Once again it sounds so very scifi to me that I'm in the same position as I was before the shuttles, only this time I KNOW how possible all these dreams are!
2.0 out of 5 stars missing something 10 Jun 2014
By Casey A Brandon - Published on
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Author gives brief overview of previous mission of shuttle and gives a few more facts about last mission and crew. But like a lot of other nasa lit, missing the human element that makes space exploration necessary and possible.
4.0 out of 5 stars Yay space 10 May 2013
By carrie - Published on
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Good read helped with a project for work, easy quick read would recommend it to anyone who is interested in space
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