Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis

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"Americans have been driven to explore beyond the horizon ever since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. In the twentieth century, that drive took us to the moon and inspired dreams of setting foot on other planets and voyaging among the stars. The vehicle we built to launch those far journeys was the space shuttle--Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. This fleet of reusable spacecraft was designed to be our taxi to earth orbit, where we would board spaceships heading for strange new worlds. While the ...

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Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis
2012, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292739635

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