Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004

Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004 cover

Space Shuttle Launch System 1972–2004

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The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems – the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-colour photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Orbiter Vehicles · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jun 24 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766911
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 99
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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