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Voyages of Discovery: The Missions of the Space Shuttle Discovery Paperback – Dec 15 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Apogee Prime (Dec 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926837134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926837130
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,439,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Inside Flap

Voyages of Discovery is a very straight forward narrative history of the most storied orbiter in the Space Shuttle fleet.

Written with a minimum of technical jargon, it puts the reader on Discovery's flight deck during some of the most important missions of the Space Shuttle era from satellite retrieval, to deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, to construction of the International Space Station, and the Return to Flight after two tragic losses.

About the Author

Mr. Robert A. Adamcik was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with a degree in History from The Ohio State University in 1989. Upon graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy and served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, serving on six ships during the course of Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Stabilise, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 2009, Mr. Adamcik combined his love for space flight, ships, and history into Voyages of Discovery. He resides in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife Kate and their several dogs and cats. This is his first book.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa3682bb8) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa204aabc) out of 5 stars Nice book, but published before the story is finished Jan. 4 2011
By Gregory N. Cecil - Published on
Format: Paperback
I used to work on Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) and actually named my RV after Discovery calling her RV-103. I was quite excited to see the book come out, but puzzled as to why it was published when Discovery has yet to fly her 39th and final mission. I understand there will be a flood of shuttle related books coming out as the program ends this year, but I wish the author had waited until after the last flight before publishing so he could include all the missions and a summary of her contributions.

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa26ab024) out of 5 stars Biased review April 29 2012
By ronsmytheiii - Published on
Format: Paperback
I consider this product to be excellent, but perhaps that is because the author asked and used a stitch I made of the ISS and Discovery in the book, That being said, grab a copy and enjoy it under Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy center to appreciate how hard this majestic craft is.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1f6f0cc) out of 5 stars Great book! April 9 2011
By S. Crews - Published on
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As a huge Shuttle geek, I had to have this book. It is full of wonderful and detailed information about all of Discovery's missions, including information that was not broadcast during the missions. Another book that I didn't want to put down! If you love the space shuttle, this book is a must have!