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Space Shuttle: The First 20 Years -- The Astronauts' Experiences in Their Own Words Hardcover – June 7, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
The photography is superior.
Well worth buying. I can't say enough good things about it.
The stories in this book are excellent, the photographs, amazing. If you want or need a memento of the Shuttle, this is the book to buy.
This book is divided into two distinct parts: A chronology of the first twenty years of missions and then a section that examines an entire space shuttle mission from training to launch and then to landing. These two sections are loaded with many different stories such as the wonder of being in space and viewing our home planet, preparing and eating meals in space, a humorous story of the operation of the space toilet, the use of Mir, the construction of the International Space Station and of course the terrible times associated with the Challenger explosion. It is nice to see that through all the triumphs and trails of space exploration, these people who many hold up as modern day heroes, are just as human as the rest of us, and are filled with awe of this great adventure into the unknown.
The book also contains an Appendix that provides an excellent summary of all the missions that occurred during the first twenty years of shuttle operations. In addition, there is also a nice overview section, which briefly examines shuttle systems, astronauts training and shuttle operations.Read more ›
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My grandfather gave me this book on the eve of my 12th birthday back in 2003 and even though this book was published long before the Columbia broke up on re-entry in February 2003,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vahe Demirjian
I bought this book shortly after it was published and I still pull this book off my bookshelf to look at again and again. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by M. Carbary
I checked this book out, and enjoyed it very much. Lots of photographs, the inclusion of the astronauts own emotions and words make this book great. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by J
The editors of the Air & Space Museum that put this book together were really smart - they did not set out just to produce an excellent, enjoyable collection of photos of the Space... Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by matt8386
I bought a second hand copy and it is worth it. The only pity is this book was published before 2003 so there is nothing regarding the Columbia disaster.Published on October 14, 2010 by Himeko
I am a huge fan of any DK books - the fact that this is a DK book about the space shuttle is AWESOME! Read morePublished on March 25, 2006 by Joseph T. Page II
This book includes wonderful photography of the shuttle and space and earth as seen from the shuttle. It also has short little snippets from the astronauts about their experiences. Read morePublished on February 5, 2005 by Ronald Brown
This book has awe-inspiring photos in full-color and many that are full-page. It's an oversize book so you get some huge photos of space! Read morePublished on July 25, 2004 by Hello Kitty Ellen