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eBook Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years -- The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words download ISBN: 0789484250
Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st edition (June 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1245 kb
Fb2: 1824 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Art and Photo
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Uniquely focused on the personal experiences of the astronauts who lived and worked aboard shuttles and space .

Uniquely focused on the personal experiences of the astronauts who lived and worked aboard shuttles and space stations, the text is largely made up of interviews and written reminiscences of these often-inspiring adventurers. The subjects roam from the mundane (What did Mir smell like?) to the reverent (What's it like to see the effects of war from space?). It reads like diary entries, or postcards home. Very real and human descriptions, not dry.

An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves

An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The astronauts' fascinating and candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing, like no other book has to date.

Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years - The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words".

Published June 7th 2002 by DK (first published June 1st 2002)

Published June 7th 2002 by DK (first published June 1st 2002). Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years - The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words. 0789484250 (ISBN13: 9780789484253).

This book looks at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The astronauts' candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing. The book includes more than 300 pictures selected from deep in the NASA archives and personal anecdotes drawn from written submissions or original interviews with 77 Shuttle astronauts

Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years-the Astronauts’ Experiences in Their Own Words. We are especially grateful to the following individuals for their involvement with this pamphlet. Louis Mazza, a longtime space advocate and historian.

Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years-the Astronauts’ Experiences in Their Own Words. Chaikin, Andrew, and James A. Lovell. Tracy Benninger, physicist and graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas in space science. She contributed to the chapter called The Way Things Work.

Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years - The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words.

The astronauts' experiences in their own words"-Jacket. Includes bibliographical references and index. This book looks at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves.

An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves.

An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The editors of Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine wrote all of the people who have flown on the Space Shuttle since 1981 with a simple request: Tell us your best stories. The astronauts' fascinating and candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing, like no other book has to date. More than 300 stunning pictures selected from deep in the NASA archives, most have never been published. Personal anecdotes drawn from written submissions or original interviews with 77 Shuttle astronauts. Historical section highlights in words and pictures the greatest accomplishments of the Shuttle's first two decades. Complete with brief descriptions of all 103 flights from April 1981 to April 2001, Space Shuttle includes a foreword written by astronaut Jim Lovell, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13.
Comments: (7)
Amis
This book has awe-inspiring photos in full-color and many that are full-page. It's an oversize book so you get some huge photos of space! You'll see the astronauts floating around and doing their work, too, but the best photos are of the earth and its amazing beauty when seen from a distance. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is, like a lot of high-quality picture books, the text isn't the best. Some of the astronauts are good writers and write great entries about how being in space changed them - made them appreciate life more, and so on - but other entries are dry and could have been edited out. Also, the astronaut writing the page has their photo somewhere in the book, but not on the same page as their writing. It's hard to keep track of who wrote what unless you take the time to flip back and forth to the index, look up the astronaut's photo, and compare that to their writing. The actual shuttle itself and how it works is not covered much until the final couple pages which do include a good graphic about the shuttle's parts.
Cordanara
What a great book. It's emotional, awe inspiring, and an absolute pleasure to read. We so often hear our Astronauts talking about the technical side of their work, but rarely do we get a look at the human side. If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be on a shuttle, or just get a sense of the exhilaration of space flight, buy this book.
It features short musings from many of the shuttle program's astronauts, and includes some of the most beautiful photos from the program's 20+ years.
It's a shining example of how great our nation's space program is, through the eyes of our brave astronauts. Any fan of the space program should definitely add this book to his or her coffee table!
Kajishakar
Wonderful. Not a dry science book, but human and very real stories from the shuttle crews of the last 20 years... their favorite and most memorable moments and photos. It reads like diary entries, or postcards home. Very real and human descriptions, not dry. It captures the wonder and excitement of the program in a way nothing I've ever read has, and gave me a real insight into some of the aspects of daily life on the shuttle, the real fears, the fun, the stress. Also nice to see women astronauts! What an inspiration! Buy this book for your daughters!
Precious
I purchased this book over a decade ago. I still have it and enjoy it to this day.

What a great book. The stories are short so the book can be enjoyed for a few minutes at a time. The pictures are neat to look at. The stories usually related to every day life too so they offer a very interesting perspective from astronauts on their experiences in space.
Xaluenk
I think there are three broad types of books on space programs. The pasted together by who-knows-who sadly disappointing ones. The fine works that illuminate some aspect of the space program with technical quality or historical insight or somesuch. And then there are those few books that bring together the history and the machines and the people with the words of those who were there, awesome drool-on-the-page photos, and the love of a quality craftsman. This is of course the latter. All written by the astronauts. Includes notes on every mission. Well worth the money.
Efmprof
I purchased this the day that the Columbia was lost. I needed to have some help dealing with the loss. I have been interested in the Space program since the 70's. I was born the day before Apollo 11 took of for the moon.
The stories in this book are excellent, the photographs, amazing. If you want or need a memento of the Shuttle, this is the book to buy.
Conjuril
Beautiful coffee table book!
This book gives you KNOWLEADGE with great photo and captions with all!!
Just order this book to find out what I am talking about!!!