|Author||: Bart Hendrickx|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Total Pages||: 526|
|ISBN 10||: 9780387739847|
|ISBN 13||: 038773984X|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This absorbing book describes the long development of the Soviet space shuttle system, its infrastructure and the space agency’s plans to follow up the first historic unmanned mission. The book includes comparisons with the American shuttle system and offers accounts of the Soviet test pilots chosen for training to fly the system, and the operational, political and engineering problems that finally sealed the fate of Buran and ultimately of NASA’s Shuttle fleet.