Baker & Taylor Provides schematic diagrams and photographs of various components of the space shuttle system, and chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft from the designs of Nazi rocket scientists to versions currently under discussion.
Book News The third edition amounts to an extensive rewriting of Jenkins' history of the technology that began "the true space age." It includes more data on early concepts, more background on the politics and funding issues surrounding the decision to build the space shuttle, and information about missions through the 100th flight. Printed on heavy coated stock, with copious b&w and color photos, the work provides a wealth of technical details from 80 years of spacecraft development. Jenkins is a Florida-based aerospace expert. Distributed by Voyageur Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mbi Pub Co
This greatly enlarged third edition adds many previously uncovered early designs, details the latest modifications to the operational vehicles, and provides expanded coverage of the first 100 missions.
Specialty Pr This history chronicles the development of reusable spacecraft, including the full and fascinating history of Space Shuttle flights and all developmental and experimental craft. This book has been totally revised and updated since it was last published in 1996.