The International Space Station

Building for the Future

John E. Catchpole

The International Space StationThe International Space Station brings the compelling story of the 'greatest engineering project in the history of humankind' up to date. The book This book is a comprehensive, highly readable account of a complex technical operation. It provides flight-by-flight details and relevant political and ‘behind the scenes’ activities which explain why certain decisions, including flight re-scheduling and crew reassignment, were made and shows how, for the first time since the 1960s, NASA has a coherent long-range plan in which systems meant for deep-space missions will be tested on the ISS.

Table of Contents

  1. Early construction
  2. The ISS Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force
  3. Commencing the Integrated Truss Structure
  4. Triumph and tragedy
  5. Recovery and restructuring
  6. Project Constellation
  7. Postscript

Appendix A List of abbreviations
Appendix B International Space Station Flight Log
Appendix C Extravehicular activity



Extent: 416 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-387-78144-0



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