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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (all stages) (Owners' Workshop Manual) Hardcover – November 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0857332189 ISBN-10: 085733218X
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Grade 2–4—Though nearly identical boilerplate spreads and perfunctory further-reading lists that include only this publisher's titles will keep these volumes off the top shelf, they will serve as updates to older titles. Space Station covers the origins, construction, and purposes of the ISS and closes with a note about its uncertain future in light of waning U.S. interest. Mars tallies visiting space probes, from Mariner 4 in 1965 to 2008's Mars Phoenix lander, and looks very briefly ahead to future missions. Living on the Moon summarizes previous trips to our closest celestial neighbor, describes the next generation of NASA Moon landers, and discusses plans for initial lunar settlements. In Probing Space, readers will learn how space probes are launched and where they have gone, and will get a few hints about what has been discovered through using them. All four volumes pair simply written texts with a mix of small color photos and artists' renditions, with an emphasis on the latter. With one mismatched picture and caption, plus a misleading description of orbital corrections, Space Station is the weakest link; the other three titles provide serviceable supplementary or reinforcement reading.—John Peters, New York Public Library END --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

About the Author

Dr David Baker worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990. He has written more than 80 books on spaceflight technology and is the author of the Haynes NASA Space Shuttle Manual. He lives in Sussex.

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Product Details

  • Series: Owners' Workshop Manual
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085733218X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332189
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Kugler on December 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book was a Christmas gift from my friends because I have worked on the ISS Program for the past four years.

My only constructive criticism is that the book could have spent more time discussing current and future plans for use of the Station. For example, Congress has designated the US portion of the ISS as a National Laboratory and NASA selected a non-profit organization, CASIS, to manage the ISS National Laboratory and open it up to other government agencies, private industry, and academia. (Full disclosure: I am employed by CASIS.)

The "Legacy" section seems to suggest that experiments must conform to the objectives of the sponsoring agencies. To the contrary, the ISS National Laboratory was specifically created to expand US use of the Station beyond just NASA objectives and National Lab users are not subject to approval by NASA science organizations. We are also working closely with NASA and space systems development companies to reduce the barriers to entry for spaceflight experiments done by investigators new to the community.

NASA also has several projects underway to take advantage of the ISS as an outpost for developing new exploration technologies, such as advanced life support systems, new software-defined communications equipment, non-toxic high-energy propellants, and inflatable structures. I would have liked to have seen more discussion of these opportunities and their relevance to future NASA missions.

Otherwise, the book provides a great overview of the history of the ISS program and the major systems involved, including the Mir heritage. It is a must-have for the space enthusiast's bookshelf.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Bagley on September 13, 2014
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This is a great comprehension history of the development and construction of the International Space Station. Details of each mission to supply and add a component make a good chronology. Sometimes the descriptions of components gets a little repetitive. Lots of color photos. I would have like a single diagram of the assembly sequence and more information the life sustaining internal environmental systems. Most questions are answered but some the human daily needs side like food preparation options, hygiene and waste disposal were lacking technical explanation it is a technical marvel because it does allow humans to live and work there. There was more emphasis on the unit details than how the humans would utilize each new work and living space. Overall a very good read helped me enormously grasp the history and current operational status of truly international science effort in space. Too bad the world media does such a poor job of covering this program in real time. Buy this book for better understanding of space station.
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The International Space Station (ISS) is not simply a project that the United States has undertaken, it is one in which sixteen countries are involved in. The first space stations were built by the Soviet Union, one of which, the Mir, was built in 1986. In 1998 nations began to sign up to work on the ISS, each bringing their own brand of special expertise. For example, Canada contributed robotics while the Japanese "started building a module called Kibo." A collaborated project would obviously bring the best minds and ideas in order to build the ISS.

The project was slated for completion in 2006, but the date was pushed up to 2010. The space station will be "290 feet (88 meters) long, and 360 feet (110 m) wide." The astronauts living space will be about the size of a "747 jet." In this book you will learn about the space station stats and specs, the history of space stations, the participating nations, how the space station will be constructed, how the astronauts walk in space, the qualifications astronauts need, why the space station is not pulled into the Earth's gravitational force and much more! The average speed of the ISS is approximately 17,220 mph. True or false? You'll have to read the book to find out.

This is an excellent book for the young reader to explore and learn about the International Space Station (ISS). The numerous full color photographs and background make this book vibrant and exciting. The captions and small sidebars entitled ""Brain Booster" contribute a lot of information to the text. I especially enjoyed the section on what the living experience in the ISS is all about. This is the type of book that will draw even the most reluctant reader to the end. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, and additional recommended book and website resources. If you know several youngsters who are fascinated by space exploration this is one book you might consider adding to your homeschool or library shelves.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DMT on May 20, 2013
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An excellent base to get in touch with space exploration progress. Ancient but still a good series with the other titles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ebergman on April 4, 2015
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i am reading this book and its a very informative book with a lot of diagrams and pictures i highly recommend this book for space collectors that are interested in the iss. The iss is a big undertaking and it shows how it became to be and different types of plans they had and what it took to
put it together! i highly recommend this for anyone that is a big space buff its a great little book about the station!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KathrynB on November 25, 2012
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The information is wonderful. There are so many pictures to following the making of the ISS. I still have more of the book to read - I can't wait to get back to it. The reviewer really helped me to make a decision which book to buy. Thanks!
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