- Series: Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover)
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (April 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0760340765
- ISBN-13: 978-0760340769
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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NASA Space Shuttle Manual: An Insight into the Design, Construction and Operation of the NASA Space Shuttle (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover)) First Edition
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"With modern imagery and text reflective of the program’s long history, [NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual] encapsulates all of the accomplishments that the vehicle’s design allowed to become a reality...well worth the price."
"More than 250 photographs and technical illustrations complement the authoritative text, giving insight into this marvel of space-age technology."
INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC MODELERS SOCIETY USA
"This volume is definitely a “must have” for anybody interested in the Shuttle program or seriously building a model of one of these legendary machines. Outstanding!"
About the Author
David Baker joined the U.S. space program during the Apollo years and later worked on the development of NASA’s Space Shuttle. He has written widely on the spaceflight technology and is the editor of Aviation News.
Top Customer Reviews
As with the Haynes Saturn V/Apollo manual, it encompasses the program from top to bottom, nicely touching on everything. Also, as with the other manual, there are so many details not included that just can't all be stuffed into one book that would fit on a bookshelf. It is not a disappointing lack of information at all, though.
The only missing, which I really enjoyed in the Saturn V/Apollo manual, is line-art drawings of the control panels. There are many nice pictures of the interior of the Shuttle, but the line-art is just cleaner to look at from a technical aspect. Perhaps the author couldn't include any because of the different configurations the control panels have had over the various iterations of Shuttle cockpits. It also could be an impossibility since the latest generation glass-panel cockpit is color-screen driven and re-configurable during flight!
P.S. It's hardcover! I didn't notice that until I received it, what a great surprise!
Unfortunately, the majority of the book is history, with brief technical sections sprinkled throughout the book. Not that this is a bad thing, as the information contained within is a great read. I was simply hoping for more technical stuff. Engineering type stuff. You know, Haynes Manual type stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not an actual shop manual.(joke) An awesome book for any space nut. People always love looking at itPublished 7 months ago by dan
This book is so cool! Lots of interesting illustrations and photos. Perfect for anyone who has an interest in shuttle history.Published 9 months ago by LuvMyBeachHouse
Very cool book. Lots of info! A must have for a shuttle enthusiast. :)Published 17 months ago by Bob