Space Shuttle (英語) ハードカバー – 2002/5/1
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An unprecedented look at the Space Shuttle experience, as told by the astronauts themselves. The editors of Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine wrote all of the people who have flown on the Space Shuttle since 1981 with a simple request: Tell us your best stories. The astronauts' fascinating and candid responses reveal the drama of the Shuttle experience, from launch to landing, like no other book has to date. More than 300 stunning pictures selected from deep in the NASA archives, most have never been published. Personal anecdotes drawn from written submissions or original interviews with 77 Shuttle astronauts. Historical section highlights in words and pictures the greatest accomplishments of the Shuttle's first two decades. Complete with brief descriptions of all 103 flights from April 1981 to April 2001, Space Shuttle includes a foreword written by astronaut Jim Lovell, who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13.
Air & Space / Smithsonian Magazine is published in association with the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., the world's most visited museum. The magazine brings the excitement of aviation and space exploration to a non-technical readership, and is known for its vivid, true-to-life portraits of pilots and astronauts at work. James A. Lovell was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1962, and flew in space four times, on Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13. As the command module pilot and navigator for Apollo 8, he made humanity's first voyage beyond Earth orbit.
It features short musings from many of the shuttle program's astronauts, and includes some of the most beautiful photos from the program's 20+ years.
It's a shining example of how great our nation's space program is, through the eyes of our brave astronauts. Any fan of the space program should definitely add this book to his or her coffee table!
What a great book. The stories are short so the book can be enjoyed for a few minutes at a time. The pictures are neat to look at. The stories usually related to every day life too so they offer a very interesting perspective from astronauts on their experiences in space.