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  • Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stationsby David J. Shayler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 41.33

    How could the newly authorized space shuttle help in the U.S. quest to build a large research station in Earth orbit? As a means of transporting goods, the shuttle could help supply the parts to the station. But how would the two entitles be physically linked? Docking technologies had to constantly evolve as the designs of the early space stations... more...

  • Assembling and Supplying the ISSby David J. Shayler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.24

    The creation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) is a milestone in space exploration. But without the Space Shuttle, it would have remained an impossible dream. Assembling and Supplying the ISS is the story of how, between 1998 and 2011, the Shuttle became the platform which enabled the construction and continued operation of... more...

  • The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronautsby David J. Shayler; Colin Burgess

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.24

    Resulting from the authors’ deep research into these two pre-Shuttle astronaut groups, many intriguing and untold stories behind the selection process are revealed in the book. The often extraordinary backgrounds and personal ambitions of these skilled pilots, chosen to continue NASA’s exploration and knowledge of the space frontier, are also examined.... more...

  • Manned Spaceflight Log II—2006–2012by David J. Shayler; Michael D. Shayler

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 47.78

    This book discusses over 40 recent spaceflights from September 2006 through September 2012, a time of great change in human spaceflight history.  It also forecasts future human space exploration up to 2020 and beyond. more...

  • The Hubble Space Telescopeby David J. Shayler; David M. Harland

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 41.33

    The highly successful Hubble Space Telescope was meant to change our view and understanding of the universe. Within weeks of its launch in 1990, however, the space community was shocked to find out that the primary mirror of the telescope was flawed. It was only the skills of scientists and engineers on the ground and the daring talents of astronauts... more...

  • Enhancing Hubble's Visionby David J. Shayler; David M. Harland

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 41.33

    This book tells the story of the four missions to maintain Hubble's successful operation. Between 1997 and 2009 these repaired, serviced and upgraded the instruments on the telescope to maintain its state-of-the-art capabilities. It draws on first hand interviews with those closely involved in the project. The spacewalking skills and experiences... more...

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