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Assembling and Supplying the ISS
Assembling and Supplying the ISS  - David J Shayler 
with a Foreword & After word by Jerry Ross
(former NASA Astronaut)
Product Details
Extent: 390 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publucation Date: August 2017
ISBN:  978-3-319-40441-7

- Describes the missions that were designed to help assemble the
   International Space Station - the task for which the shuttle was
   essentially designed

Features first-hand interviews with those involved in the program

- Provides insights into the nuts and bolts of how the major obstacles
  and objectives in the program were approached and overcome

- Documents the success of the space shuttle in tackling the most
  complex engineering tasks ever performed in orbit

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 the primary scientific research facility in Earth orbit.

Fulfilling an objective it had been designed to complete decades before, 37 Shuttle
missions carried the majority of the hardware needed to build the ISS and then acted as a ferry and supply train for early resident crews to the station. Building upon the decades of development and experience described in the companion volume Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations: Early Docking Technologies from Concept to Implementation.

This book explores
-  a purpose-built hardware processing facility
-  challenging spacewalking objectives
- extensive robotic operations • undocking a unmanned orbiter

The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.
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