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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: TextTextSeries: 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.
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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,
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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,

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CHOICE Review

Many books have been written about the history of the space shuttle program, but this one still manages to provide new insights and cover new ground. Hitt, coauthor with O. Garriott and J. Kerwin of Homesteading Space (CH, May'09, 46-4995), and Smith, a former education writer with NASA, use extensive verbatim quotes of the astronauts and other participants to give voice to these individuals. The time covered is from the development/testing phase starting in 1972 through the first launch in 1981 up until the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. The first space shuttle flight was amazing--NASA had never launched a space vehicle with humans without testing it unmanned first, and a great deal was learned during the first mission. New challenges for NASA included the first class with female astronauts along with new types of astronauts, e.g., mission specialists and payload specialists. The Spacelab module was added to some shuttle missions to perform extensive scientific research in microgravity. Though the space shuttle was an astounding spacecraft, it never lived up to the expectation of making spaceflight routine and inexpensive. The book summarizes each mission from this era. Illustrations include interesting black-and-white photos. Space enthusiasts will enjoy this work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --John Z. Kiss, University of Mississippi

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David Hitt is the coauthor of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story (Nebraska, 2008). Heather R. Smith has worked as an education writer for NASA. Bob Crippen is a NASA astronaut who piloted the first Space Shuttle flight.

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