Space shuttle: the history of the National Space Transportation System : the first 100 missions

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D.R. Jenkins, May 11, 2001 - History - 513 pages
This greatly enlarged third edition adds many previously uncovered early designs, details the latest modifications to the operational vehicles, and provides expanded coverage of the first 100 missions.

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Although an old book measured in time, this book is still current and one of the most accurate books on the Space Shuttle. It has a complete history from the very first thinkings of a winged re-usable aerospace plane to the time of the 100th Space Shuttle mission conducted in October 2000.


The Beginnings
Dynamic Soaring
Wingless Flight

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Dennis R. Jenkins is a consulting engineer in Cape Canaveral, Florida, working on various aerospace projects including 20 years on the Space Shuttle and several on the stillborn X-33 program. He is the author of Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System - The First 100 Missions in addition to over 30 other works on aerospace history.

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