|Title:||The Mir space station : a precursor to space colonization|
|Authors:||David Michael Harland|
|Publisher:||Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 1997|
|Series:||Wiley - Praxis series in space science and technology|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-471-97587-8|
|Subjects:||Mir (Space station) ; Space colonies|
In "The Mir space station", David Harland reviews the beginnings of the Russian space station programme, and the highly successful flights of Salyuts 6 and 7, and presents an up-to-date, comprehensive, chronological review of the construction and operation of Mir from an engineering perspective. Mir is clearly seen to be an evolutionary outgrowth of the Slayut experience.
The author outlines the design and construction of Mir, providing detailed descriptions of its structure, environmental, power supply and manoeuvring systems. The operation of the Mir complex is presented in detail, with a comprehensive chronological summary of activities to launch, dock, commission and adapt the various modules.
This is the first book to focus specifically on the development and operation of the Mir space station, concentrating on the technology involved and engineering aspects of the construction and utilization of a large orbital complex designed to be continuously occupied over a long period of time. As the International Space Station takes shape, this timely review of the Mir experience will be essential background reading.
Copies in the Library (2)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|005543||TL797.H37 1997||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|
|009487||TL797.H37 1997||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|