NASA Space Shuttle: 40th Anniversary

Piers Bizony
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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Space Transportation System with the definitive visual guide to the Shuttle’s history! Filled with essays by former NASA chief historian and stunning images from deep within NASA’s archives, take a look at the astounding accomplishments of this revolutionary program. 
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From 1981 to 2011, NASA conducted 135 missions by way of five Shuttle systems in a groundbreaking endeavor officially called the Space Transportation System. 10 years later, celebrate the 30 year operational history of the Space Shuttle program with this carefully curated book that provides a stunning look at the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis spacecraft.

Compiled by two accomplished space writers and historians, the unparalleled expertise of these curators results in a truly thorough guide that explores every aspect of the Shuttle story. Roger Launius has held honorable historian-related titles throughout his career at institutions such as NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Aerospace historian Piers Bizony has a plethora of experience writing about space and science for many magazines, and has several books to his name.

Essays from Launius are paired with large-format color images and illustrations sourced directly from deep within NASA’s own archives. Combined, NASA Space Shuttle: 40th Anniversary is not only a thorough look into the Shuttle story but a stellar piece of memorabilia that’s the perfect addition to any NASA enthusiast’s collection.

Author: Piers Bizony
Size: 9.63" x 10.5"
Pages: 192
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