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Journey on the Shuttle
Journey on the Shuttle .... Coming soon
With a foreword written by Shuttle astronaut Vance Brand
With 135 missions over a 30 year career and origins stretching back over 60 years, the American space shuttle programme demonstrated a varied and complex history.  This third title in the Journey book series reviews the origins of the programme and preparations for launch.  There are also sections explaining the basic mission profile and each of the main elements making up the Space Transportation System (STS) and knows as 'The Stack'.  Following a typical mission profile, other chapters describe the varied activities and missions flown by the fleet of shuttle vehicles and the success and set-backs of the long programme.  Included are interactive pages, a chronology of shuttle development, useful facts and figures sections and website addresses for further information.