Space Exploration

The Space Shuttle Program

Technologies and Accomplishments

Authors: Sivolella, Davide

  • Presents a full, in depth, story of the Space Shuttle's mission technology
  • Easily accessible resource, with bibliographic references, for each shuttle mission in a single volume
  • Commemorates the Space Shuttle's role in orbital research as a precursor to the laboratories developed on the ISS
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About this book

This book tells the story of the Space Shuttle in its many different roles as orbital launch platform, orbital workshop, and science and technology laboratory. It focuses on the technology designed and developed to support the missions of the Space Shuttle program. Each mission is examined, from both the technical and managerial viewpoints. Although outwardly identical, the capabilities of the orbiters in the late years of the program were quite different from those in 1981.
Sivolella traces the various improvements and modifications made to the shuttle over the years as part of each mission story. Technically accurate but with a pleasing narrative style and simple explanations of complex engineering concepts, the book provides details of many lesser known concepts, some developed but never flown, and commemorates the ingenuity of NASA and its partners in making each Space Shuttle mission push the boundaries of what we can accomplish in space.Using press kits, original papers, newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs and interviews, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of the shuttle’s many missions and will refocus interest on a remarkable flying machine and space program that is often pushed to the background.  

About the authors

Davide Sivolella has a Bachelor and Master degree in Aerospace Engineering earned by studying at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), providing him with a strong technological and engineering background. He has already written ‘TO ORBIT AND BACK AGAIN: How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space’ which published in the Springer – Praxis Space Exploration Series in 2013.

After graduation, he started working in the civil maintenance aviation industry for airliners in UK as a specialist in aircraft structural repairs. He has been working in this role for several years and in this time frame has developed a practical understanding of the maintenance aircraft and airline operations that has added to his knowledge and technical background.

In his spare time he has increased his knowledge about astronautics by reading numerous books and magazines and keeping himself updated with the latest news from the space industry.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54946-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54944-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Space Shuttle Program
Book Subtitle
Technologies and Accomplishments
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54946-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54946-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-54944-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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