3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2012
Alas I was disappointed, probably because I expected a broader overview of the Shuttle from the beginning, including some detail on the recovery from the loss of the Challenger (perhaps it was remiss of me to have judged the buy on the title so not really blaming anyone else). Anyway three of these four DVD's were pretty interesting, providing detail of the shuttle interior and its systems along with a review of the intense efforts to overcome the loss of foam insulation from the external tank.
As an aside, perhaps the most unexpected bonus to me at least, was evidence of why NASA has lost some of its can-do sparkle and merited pioneering spirit, traits that fed through into the dedicated pursuit of engineering excellence that would get the job done. It being unfortunately all too obvious that some of those who have been promoted within its ranks in recent times owe their position to the political correct judgement that now routinely determines such decisions. The legacy of this hopeless approach are both instrumental in the decay of NASA and the USA as a whole. The world is poorer for what we are losing.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2014
I appreciated the DVDs content, even if there are no extra and image quality is under expectations. There are no subtitles too.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2013
Obviously nothing too contemporary, with the retirement of the Shuttle all sorts of new reviews of the whole programme must be on the horizon. But these DVD's cover their subject matter well, with good insights and images, and worth it for the proce to any space buff.