From the reviews:
"This hefty (829 pages!) volume is a chronicle of every human space mission launched from Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok 1-in-April 1961 to the Soyuz TMA-9 flight to the ISS in September 2006 – 250 flights in all. It is thus an extremely useful quick-reference for any space enthusiast. … Each entry includes the basic flight statistics, the names and flight history of the crews, a summary flight log, and a box giving the flight’s key milestones. … . A very useful volume!" (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 242, 2007)
About the Author
Tim Furniss is a well known author of 35 popular space science books including the bestselling Jane’s Manned Spaceflight Log, published in 1983 and updated in 1987, which sold 16,000 plus copies, but is now out of print. Dave Shayler has authored and co-authored 7 successful Space Science Springer-Praxis books and has a further 3 under contract for publication in 2004. We therefore have the ideal team of authors for this flagship book.