The Space Shuttle Operator's Manual

Front Cover
Welcome Aboard!
You are about to embark on a spectacular adventure, blazing a trail for future space travel in the world's greatest flying machine.
Prepare for lift-off using the step-by-step instructions for launch and ascent. Soar into the sky consulting the authentic gatefold reproduction of the Shuttle's instrument panel. Operate the remote manipulator arm, the space telescope, and the data relay satellite as you communicate with ground control. Chart your space flight using the authentic fold-out orbital map. Hurtle back through the Earth's atmosphere to land the aircraft gently like a glider.
Congratulations! We hope your mission is rewarding and fascinating!
Sincerely,
Directorate for Crew Training

Written for the layperson by curators at the National Air and Space Museum, with colorful illustrations throughout, THE SPACE SHUTTLE OPERATOR'S MANUAL takes the reader through all the motions of an actual mission -- from preparation to takeoff to orbit to re-entry.

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I found this in my bookcase and had never realized it was there, great read, even in 2019!

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Got this book for my birthday from my girlfriend and I can't stop looking at it! Aerospace engineers FTW!

About the author (1988)

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and is currently a trustee and Director of the Archives for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the author of "Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings" and "Treasures of Taliesin" and editor of the highly praised series "The Collected Writings of Frank Lloyd Wright."
David Larkin is the co-author and designer of such celebrated illustrated books as "Classic America" and "Shaker "and publisher of "Barn" and "Wooden Ship."
Paul Rocheleau and Michael Freeman have contributed the new photography included in this book.

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