47th out of 80 books — 31 voters
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 l...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 7th 2002 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
(first published June 1st 2002)
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When I read about space, I want one of two things: either first-hand accounts of the explorers themselves or hard-core explanations of how the tech works. This book has both--about 80% of one and 20% of the other, with no junk filler. My only knock on the book is that it is only 300 pages, not 600.