Columbia: The First Space Shuttle

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2002 - Science - 24 pages
With the launch of the first space shuttle, NASA engineers solved the problem of how to send a spacecraft into space and then get it safely back to Earth so that it could be used again. The book shows how space shuttles work and the problems scientists encountered in developing one. From Columbia s first mission to the aftermath of the Challenger tragedy, this book gives an excellent overview of the space program s vital workhorse.

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