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To Orbit and Back Again

How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space

Sivolella, Davide

2014, XXII, 502 p. 245 illus., 95 illus. in color.

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From the reviews:

“This book focuses on the space shuttle and its technology, including the shuttle’s design, engineering, integration, and operations. … This comprehensive volume provides a good overview of the accomplishments of the engineers who designed the shuttle and its operational protocols. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers interested in space science and technology.” (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

“Davide Sivolella’s book To Orbit and Back Again … becomes apparent just how complex the shuttle was, and how remarkable it was that it flew as successfully as it did for three decades. … There is, as promised, considerable technical information about the shuttle’s systems, far more than the general reader might expect, or want. … someone seeking to go beyond the basics of the engineering of the shuttle. … this book provides a good reminder of what made those launches possible.” (Jeff Foust, TheSpaceReview.com, November, 2013)

 

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