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cspg
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posted 06-04-2006 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log, 1961-2006
by Tim Furniss, David J. Shayler
Praxis Log of Manned Spaceflight 1961-2006 will open with a section entitled: Quest for Space, which will provide an explanation of the methods employed to get in and out of orbit and brief overviews of the different international space programmes. It will be a complete chronological log of all attempted orbital manned spaceflights, including the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s that only achieved an altitude of c. 50 miles and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There will be an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travellers and basic flight data. The main text will be a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including those strange facts and humorous stories that are connected to every mission.

By targeting publication in September 2006, the return to flight of the Shuttle, two more Soyuz TMA launches and, quite possibly, a second Chinese manned mission. The resulting book will be a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, and their roles and accomplishments. Recent announcements of a return to the Moon and eventual manned flights to Mars, as new hardware and procedures are developed to support these long-range programs, emphasizes the case for future updates of this book.

Tim Furniss is a well known author of 35 popular space science books including the bestselling Jane's Manned Spaceflight Log, published in 1983 and updated in 1987, which sold 16,000 plus copies, but is now out of print. Dave Shayler has authored and co-authored 7 successful Space Science Springer-Praxis books and has a further 3 under contract for publication in 2004. We therefore have the ideal team of authors for this flagship book.

  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Praxis; 1 edition (September 2006)
  • ISBN: 0387341757

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posted 06-05-2006 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good timing! I was just about to go online and try to scare up decent copies of "Manned Spaceflight Log" and "Space Shuttle Log," now I'll wait until the Springer edition. Thanks for saving me some coin.

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posted 06-06-2006 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad my post saved you a few bucks!

cspg
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posted 11-26-2006 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Colin Burgess for forwarding the following info:
Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2001 is going to the printers and thus should be available in March/April (not December 06 as posted on Springer's web site!). The book should be more than a 1,000 pages long!

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posted 01-09-2007 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Spaceflight Log apparently has been released, at least if you order (and pay more!) directly from Springer's website.

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posted 01-12-2007 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my copy today. Looks great: covers Vostok 1 (Gagarin) to Soyuz TMA-9. Tons of info (I can finally get rid off my own database) for each flight: International designation; launched; Launch site; Landed; Landing site; Launch vehicle (for the shuttle you have the tank number, the SRB set and the SSME engines); Duration; Callsign; Objective; Flight Crew; Flight Log and finally Milestones.

It's exactly what I've been waiting for. A must have on one's bookshelf.

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