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The MIR Space Station: A Precusor to Space Colonization [David M. Harland, 1997] (softcover)
978-0471975878
David M. Harland
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439 pgs, 1997, Springer/Praxis
ISBN 978-0471975878

A comprehensive review outlining the design and construction of the Mir Space Station providing detailed descriptions its structure, environmental, power supply and manoeuvring systems. The operation of the Mir complex is presented in detail, with a comprehensive chronological summary of activities to launch, dock, commission and adapt the various modules.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Into the Unknown
  2. Routing Operations
  3. A Step Towards Permanent Occupancy
  4. A Base Block for Modular Construction
  5. An Astrophysics Laboratory
  6. A Microgravity Laboratory for Hire
  7. Expansion or Abandonment
  8. Shuttle-Mir
  9. Fully booked
  10. Origins
  11. Competition
  12. Unification
  13. ISS The Learning Curve
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