Creating the International Space Station

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 6, 2002 - Science - 395 pages
As the most obvious man-made object in the night sky, clearly visible to the naked eye, the International Space Station is of interest to almost everyone. Richly illustrated with around 100 figures this is the first book to describe the technical aspects of its design and construction and details of its day-to-day operation. The text relates the orbital assembly on a flight-by-flight basis, listing all the experiments in NASA's laboratory and explains their objectives. By offering a comprehensive mix of operational work, microgravity, science and future plans, it will satisfy both the space enthusiast, eager for a detailed review of the missions, and the specialist wishing to learn more about this science programme.
 

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Contents

The worlds first space station
13
NASAs next logical step
67
Success with Salyut
77
Reagans goahead
88
Salyut 7s jinx
103
Space Station Freedom
113
Mir
143
An International Space Station
163
ShuttleMir
177
Building hardware
189
Orbital assembly
203
Postscript
349
ISS hardware
363
Index 00
381
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