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International Space Station: 1998-2011 (all stages) (Owners' Workshop Manual)

4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0857332189
ISBN-10: 085733218X
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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 (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085733218X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332189
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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Purchased this book for my teenager that loves anything space related. Lots of photos and illustrations. Very nice book.
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Got for husband and he loves this.
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great book, my Nephew loved it!
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