Space Shuttle by Dennis R. Jenkins
Space Shuttle by Dennis R. Jenkins

Space Shuttle

The History of the National Space Transportation System : The First 100 Missions
by Dennis R. Jenkins
This is the eighty year history of developing reusable lifting--reentry spacecraft. From the early works of Eugen Sanger in Germany to the Cold War developments in the United States, and finally to the ultimate experiment--the Space Shuttle. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch, this greatly enlarged third edition adds many previously uncovered early designs, details the latest modifications to the operational vehicles, and provides expanded coverage of the first 100 Space Shuttle missions.