|Title:||Disasters and accidents in manned spaceflight|
|Authors:||David J. Shayler|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2000|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-225-9|
|Size:||xxix, 470 p. / ill. / 24 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Space vehicle accidents|
Today we think of manned space flight as almost routine... Despite this, the fact is that the human exploration of space has always pushed the boundaries of science and technology and once in a while things can go terribly wrong (Challenger, Apollo 13 , but many other accidents, particularly in the Russian space programme) have gone mostly unreported.
David Shayler presents, for the first time, a detailed but immensely readable review of accidents in human space flight from the beginnings of stratospheric travel to the present day.
This wide-ranging survey also features nine detailed case histories, reviews the theory of risks ans accidents, and looks forward to the next developments in space travel, with the construction of the International Space Station.
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|007317||TL867.S53 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|