Bold they rise : the space shuttle early years, 1972-1986 / David Hitt and Heather R. Smith ; foreword by Bob Crippen.
By: Hitt, David.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Outward odyssey: Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 326 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803255487; 0803255489; 9781306579209; 1306579201.Subject(s): Manned space flight -- History | Space shuttles -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Bold they rise.DDC classification: 629.44/1097309048 LOC classification: TL795.5 | .H58 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Feeling of Flying; 2. In the Beginning; 3. TFNG; 4. Getting Ready to Fly; 5. First Flight; 6. The Demonstration Flights; 7. Open for Business; 8. The Next Steps; 9. Science on the Shuttle; 10. Secret Missions; 11. People and Payloads; 12. The Golden Age; 13. To Touch the Face of God; Sources; Index; About the Authors; Series List.
After the Apollo program put twelve men on the moon and safely brought them home, anything seemed possible. In this spirit, the team at NASA set about developing the Space Shuttle, arguably the most complex piece of machinery ever created. The world's first reusable spacecraft, it launched like a rocket, landed like a glider, and carried out complicated missions in between. Bold They Rise tells the story of the Space Shuttle through the personal experiences of the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who made it happen-in space and on the ground,