Disasters and Accidents in Manned Space Flight

By: Shayler, David J

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Disasters and Accidents in Manned Space Flight by Shayler, David J
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London: Springer in Association with Praxis Publishing, 2000. 1 kg; XXX, 472 pages, last 2 blank, foreword by Colonel Gerald P. Carr, Commander Skylab 4, author's preface, acknowledgements, list of illustrations and tables, prologue, 3 appendices, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, black-and-white illustrations and tables. Photographic front cover, showing mission control centre Houston, 28 Jan 1986. Lead Flight Director Jay Greene looks up in horror as he realises that the shuttle Challenger has exploded 73 seconds after launch, with black, white and red writing on the front panel and red printers cartouches to the lower lefthand corner of the front panel. Red and white writing to the spine and again printers cartouches to the top and bottom spine edges. On the back panel are the final moments of the Challenger space shuttle. Some creasing and rubbing to the book corners and some rubbing to the edges. In this book, David Shayler examines the challenges that face all crews as they prepare and execute their missions in space. " He presents for the first time a detailed but immensely readable review of accidents in the human space flight from the beginnings of stratospheric travel to the present day. " -- from the back panel. Digital image available upon request. PLEASE NOTE *** This book weighs more than 1kg [2.2 lbs] and postage WILL be more than quoted. Please ask the bookselller for correct postage amount.. First British Edition. Stiffened Wrappers. Good/Nil, as Issued. Illus. by Photographic. 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Space Exploration.

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