The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane Hardcover – 1 Oct 2011
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"This book is a fine pictorial tribute to a truly incredible piece of engineering."
--Engineering and Technology, 1st February 2012
About the Author
PIERS BIZONY’s book Atom, the dramatic story of the rivalries and passions behind the discovery of quantum physics, was a tie-in for a BBC TV series.
An earlier book,The Rivers of Mars, a critically acclaimed analysis of the life on Mars debate, was shortlisted for the NASA/Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing, while Invisible Worldsexplored the strange borderland where twenty-first century science meets art.
He now serves as a member of an Editorial Advisory Board overseeing the quality of science and technology publications linked to the BBC brand and is a regular contributor to Engineering and Technology (E&T)magazine, Flipside, Focus, and New Scientist.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
It's slightly odd that the book went to press prior to the completion of STS-135 (it contains mission photos from STS-134, but only a ground prep shot for STS-135), but this really is a minor quibble in what is otherwise a photographic tour de force. It's worth noting this is not a detailed in-depth history of the shuttle program - text is wisely kept to a minimum and the photos take center stage. But if you want a stunningly beautiful, pictorial overview that spans the last 30 years of shuttle activity from start to finish, then this is the book to get!
with every mission in detail explained!
a lot of history on the amazing spacecraft unfortunatly now a museum piece...!
and a whole lot more and to much to tell that makes this book a definate must buy and wel worth the money spend on it!
This book is a fine record of the shuttle programme with some fine photography and summaries of each of the missions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Look for similar items by category
- Books > History > Other Historical Subjects > History of Engineering & Technology
- Books > Science & Nature > Astronomy & Cosmology > Astronomy
- Books > Science & Nature > Engineering & Technology > Aeronautics & Aerospace > Astronautics
- Books > Science & Nature > Engineering & Technology > Engineering Physics
- Books > Science & Nature > Physics > Applied Physics