This final entry in the History of Human Space Exploration mini-series by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium. Picking up where Partnership in Space left off, the story commemorating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds in further detail. More than fifty years after Yuri Gagarinas pioneering journey into space, Evans extends his overview of how that momentous voyage continued through the decades which followed. The Twenty-first Century in Space, the sixth book in the series, explores how the fledgling partnership between the United States and Russia in the 1990s gradually bore fruit and laid the groundwork for todayas International Space Station. The narrative follows the convergence of the Shuttle and Mir programs, together with standalone missions, including servicing the Hubble Space Telescope, many of whose technical and human lessons enabled the first efforts to build the ISS in orbit. The book also looks to the future of developments in the 21st century.In March 1999, he and Kaleri completed their training for Soyuz TM-30, the next Mir expedition to replace Afanasyeva#39;s Soyuz ... The two cosmonauts continued training and in March 2000 were declared ready for flight. ... taking over manual control at a distance of 9 m when he noticed a slight deviation along one of the approach axes. ... Betwixt the repair work, the cosmonauts made visual and photographic observations in mid-April of flooded areas in Hungary, Romania and Poland.
|Title||:||The Twenty-first Century in Space|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2014-12-15|