Book cover: Space Shuttle Legacy Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2013, 6 x 9

377 pages

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edited by Roger D. Launius, John Krige, and James I. Craig

In Space Shuttle Legacy: How We Did It and What We Learned, expert historians, political scientists, public administrators, engineers, and scientists have combined to answer the question – what is the legacy of the Space Shuttle? They examine key aspects of the program, including its long history, its successes and failures, and what lessons it offers to those engaged in current or future spaceflight programs.

Accessible and informative to general readers and aerospace professionals alike, Space Shuttle Legacy opens new vistas in the understanding of the Space Shuttle program and its place in the larger history of the Space Age, and of U.S. national history in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first. It is intended to serve as a catalyst for additional study in the years to come.

About the Editors: Roger D. Launius is Senior Curator in the Division of Space History at NASM, John Krige serves as Kranzberg Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and James I. Craig is Emeritus Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.