Space Shuttle Columbia - Her Missions and Crews
Space Shuttle Columbia
is the first book to tell the story of the most successful spacecraft ever developed. The world's first truly reusable
spacecraft entered service in 1981, and completed 28 missions before the devastating event of 1 February 2003 when Columbia and her seven-person
crew were lost during her return to Earth.
This book looks at each of Columbia's 28 missions in turn and memorably provides
- first-hand interviews with astronauts who lived and worked on the Space Shuttle
- the story in their own words from scientists and engineers who developed and supported her many payloads
- a summary of the findings of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Containing many unique photographs from the various missions, Space Shuttle Columbia Her Missions and Crews
is a fitting tribute to both this remarkable machine and those who flew in her.Table of Contents
List of illustrations
- ``It will take a hundred flights . . .''
- Columbia delivers
- Recovery after Challenger
- Extended capbilities
- Golden age
- A miniature space station
- Uncertain future
- ``In my book, they always landed''
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