Columbia: First Flight of the Space Shuttle

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Enslow Publishers, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
The first U.S. space shuttle to fly was Columbia. Piloted by only two astronauts, John Young and Robert Crippen, this mission revolutionized space flight. For the first time, a spacecraft was re-usable. This book discusses the liftoff, flight, and landing of this first space shuttle.

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A New Kind of Spaceship
Columbia in Orbit
Flight and Reentry

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Cole graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1986 with a degree in Natural Sciences. He obtained a Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry from the University of London in 1990. In 1990, he joined the staff of the Forensic Science Unit at the University of Strathclyde as a short-course tutor, from where he progressed to Director of the Unit in 2000. In 2001, Michael was appointed Professor of Forensic Science at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, where he now heads the Department of Forensic Science and Chemistry.

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