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Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004

Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004
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Space Shuttle Launch System 1972-2004
by Osprey
Author: Mark Lardas
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147624176
Mfg. part #: OSPNVG099
Type: Softcover


The Space Shuttle is one of the oldest and most famous manned launch systems – the only launch vehicle that has been used for a longer period of time is the Soviet (now Russian) R-7 booster. By the start of the third millennium, the Space Shuttle had carried crews into space over 85 times. Although not a military structure, the Shuttle had been sold as an all-purpose launch system to be used jointly for military and civilian purposes. Featuring full-color photos throughout, this book covers the design, development and operational history of a unique vehicle.