Space Exploration

Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006

Authors: Furniss, Tim, David, Shayler, Shayler, Michael D.

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Praxis Log of Manned Spaceflight 1961-2006 will open with a section entitled: Quest for Space, which will provide an explanation of the methods employed to get in and out of orbit and brief overviews of the different international space programmes. It will be a complete chronological log of all attempted orbital manned spaceflights, including the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s that only achieved an altitude of c. 50 miles and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There will be an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travellers and basic flight data. The main text will be a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including those strange facts and humorous stories that are connected to every mission.

By targeting publication in September 2006, the return to flight of the Shuttle, two more Soyuz TMA launches and, quite possibly, a second Chinese manned mission. The resulting book will be a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, and their roles and accomplishments. Recent announcements of a return to the Moon and eventual manned flights to Mars, as new hardware and procedures are developed to support these long-range programs, emphasizes the case for future updates of this book.

About the authors

Tim Furniss is a well known author of 35 popular space science books including the bestselling Jane’s Manned Spaceflight Log, published in 1983 and updated in 1987, which sold 16,000 plus copies, but is now out of print. Dave Shayler has authored and co-authored 7 successful Space Science Springer-Praxis books and has a further 3 under contract for publication in 2004. We therefore have the ideal team of authors for this flagship book.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This hefty (829 pages!) volume is a chronicle of every human space mission launched from Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok 1-in-April 1961 to the Soyuz TMA-9 flight to the ISS in September 2006 – 250 flights in all. It is thus an extremely useful quick-reference for any space enthusiast. … Each entry includes the basic flight statistics, the names and flight history of the crews, a summary flight log, and a box giving the flight’s key milestones. … . A very useful volume!" (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 242, 2007)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-34175-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Praxis
Copyright Holder
Praxis
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73980-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73980-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-34175-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 830
Number of Illustrations and Tables
400 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing
Topics