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Space shuttle : the history of the National Space Transportation System : the fi
Jenkins, Dennis R.
Adult Nonfiction TL795.5 .J4624 2001

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ContentsPage
Chapter I - The Beginningsp. 1
Backgroundp. 1
Sanger and Bredtp. 1
Early Experimentsp. 3
Von Braun's Dreamp. 4
The First X-Planesp. 5
Round Twop. 7
Onward to Mach 10 (or not)p. 11
Chapter II - Dynamic Soaringp. 15
Skip-Glidingp. 15
BoMi, RoBo, and Brass Bellp. 16
Hywardsp. 18
The Final RoBo Configurationsp. 19
Passengers in Spacep. 21
The Sleek and Winged Spacecraft Called Dyna-Soarp. 22
Phase Alphap. 25
Dyna-Soar Descriptionp. 26
But Why?p. 30
Cancelled Now, Forever Morep. 31
Chapter III - Wingless Flightp. 33
Of Blunt Shapes and Lifting-Bodiesp. 33
Precision Recoveryp. 34
Manned Lifting-Bodiesp. 36
Air Force Effortsp. 40
Pilotp. 42
HYFAC, NHFRF, and Other Dreamsp. 44
Mini-Shuttlep. 47
Chapter IV - Concept Explorationp. 49
ASSETp. 49
American Indianp. 50
Aerospaceplanep. 52
Convair Spaceplanep. 53
Enter the Scramjetp. 54
Recoverable Orbital Launch Systemp. 57
Manned Reconnaissance Vehiclep. 59
Other Early Effortsp. 60
Reusable Aerospace Passenger Transportp. 62
Air Force Reusable Launch Vehiclesp. 66
AFFDL and Stage-and-a-Halfp. 67
The Little Guysp. 73
Chapter V - Grand Ambitionp. 77
Let the Games Beginp. 77
Choosing a Configuration - Phase Ap. 78
The STG and SSTGp. 79
Main Engine Phase Ap. 82
McDonnell Douglas (NAS9-9204)p. 84
North American Rockwell (NAS9-9205)p. 87
Lockheed (NAS9-9206)p. 90
General Dynamics / Convair (NAS9-9207)p. 92
Martin Marietta (No NASA Contract Issued)p. 96
Political Considerationsp. 99
DoD Requirementsp. 101
Dissension Within NASA - the MSC DC-3p. 102
Phase a Conclusionsp. 107
Refining the Configuration - Phase Bp. 108
Main Engine Phase Bp. 109
Revisionp. 110
McDonnell Douglas / Martin Marietta (NAS9-10959)p. 111
North American Rockwell (NAS9-10960)p. 115
Reorganizationp. 122
Alternate Conceptsp. 122
Chrysler (NAS8-26341)p. 123
Lockheed (NAS8-26362)p. 126
Grumman / Boeing (NAS9-11160)p. 129
Another Revisionp. 133
Chapter VI - Lower Expectationsp. 139
The Rules of the Game Changep. 139
Gaining Groundp. 141
Phase B Primep. 150
But No DoD Moneyp. 151
Phased Developmentp. 152
Solid Rocket Developmentp. 153
Choosing a Launch Sitep. 155
Safety in Earth Orbitp. 156
A Hot Issuep. 160
Phase B Double Primep. 162
Another Ideap. 167
Getting Closerp. 167
Finally, A Decisionp. 170
The Final Configurationp. 171
Orbiter Phase C/Dp. 173
Grumman / Boeingp. 174
Lockheedp. 176
McDonnell Douglasp. 178
North American Rockwellp. 180
Orbiter Contract Awardp. 182
Main Engine Phase C/D and Awardp. 183
SRB Phase C/D and Awardp. 184
ET Phase C/D and Awardp. 186
Evolutionary Changesp. 187
Chapter VII - Getting Readyp. 195
Shuttle Carrier Aircraftp. 195
It's a Bird; It's a Planep. 203
Structural Dynamicsp. 203
Space, The Final Frontierp. 205
The Test Vehicle - Enterprisep. 213
Other Testingp. 224
SSME Qualificationp. 225
SRB Qualificationp. 227
ET Qualificationp. 229
Advanced Vehicle Automationp. 231
An Important Mission - Rescue Skylabp. 235
Department of Defense Supportp. 236
Those Pesky Tilesp. 237
In Production at Lastp. 240
Upper Stagesp. 244
Fifth Orbiter Debatep. 246
The Final Pushp. 247
What's in a Name?p. 249
Orbiter Namesp. 249
Chapter VIII - Broken in Mid-Stridep. 259
Flight Profilep. 259
Orbital Mechanicsp. 262
Abortsp. 263
Final Preparationsp. 265
The First Twenty-Five Flightsp. 266
The Accidentp. 277
The Analysisp. 279
The Findingsp. 281
The Recommendationsp. 282
SRB Requalificationp. 282
Rethinking Aborts and Escapesp. 284
What was Launched Before 51-Lp. 286
Government Payloadsp. 287
Commercial Consequences of the Accidentp. 288
Subsidies?p. 288
Chapter IX - Return to Flightp. 291
A Long 32 Monthsp. 291
The Second Twenty-Five Flightsp. 294
Grounded, Againp. 298
The Third Twenty-Five Flightsp. 302
The Fourth Twenty-Five Flightsp. 310
Grounded, Yet Againp. 317
Independent Assessmentp. 319
Preparing to Flyp. 320
Post-Challenger Missionsp. 324
DoD Missionsp. 328
Mission Data Tablesp. 332
Chapter X - Technical Descriptionp. 363
The Playersp. 363
Space Shuttle Coordinate Systemp. 363
Location Codesp. 364
Orbiterp. 365
Forward Fuselagep. 365
Crew Modulep. 367
Flight Deckp. 369
Multifunction CRT Display Systemp. 372
Dedicated Displaysp. 373
Multifunction Electronic Display Systemp. 374
Closed-Circuit TV System and Camerasp. 376
Mid-Deckp. 377
Airlockp. 379
Orbiter Docking Systemp. 381
Mid-Fuselagep. 382
Payload Bay Doorsp. 383
Payload Deployment and Retrieval Systemp. 384
Purge, Vent, and Drain Systemp. 385
Aft-Fuselagep. 385
Body Flapp. 386
Wingsp. 387
Vertical Stabilizerp. 388
Orbital Maneuvering Systemp. 389
Reaction Control Systemp. 391
Electrical Powerp. 392
Environmental Control and Life Supportp. 394
Thermal Protection Systemp. 395
Avionicsp. 402
Communicationsp. 403
Data Processing Systemp. 405
Landing Gearp. 408
Brakesp. 410
Drag Chutep. 411
Main Propulsion Systemp. 412
Space Shuttle Main Enginesp. 412
Disconnect Valvesp. 413
Power Headsp. 413
Hot Gas Manifold and Combustion Chamberp. 415
Nozzlep. 415
MPS Propellant Management Subsystemp. 415
Pogo Suppression Subsystemp. 416
Main Engine Controllersp. 416
Thrust Vector Controlp. 416
Engine Start and Ascentp. 417
SSME Enhancementsp. 418
High-Pressure Turbopumpsp. 419
Two-Duct Powerhead and Heat Exchangerp. 419
Large Throat Main Combustion Chamberp. 419
Block Ip. 420
Block IIAp. 420
Block IIp. 420
External Tankp. 421
Liquid Oxygen Tankp. 421
Intertankp. 421
Liquid Hydrogen Tankp. 421
ET Thermal Protection Systemp. 421
Systemsp. 421
Light-Weight Tankp. 422
Composite Nose Conep. 423
Super Light-Weight Tankp. 423
Solid Rocket Boostersp. 425
Constructionp. 425
Propellantp. 426
Structurep. 427
Electronicsp. 428
Ignitionp. 428
Electrical and Hydraulic Systemsp. 428
Nozzlep. 429
SRB Separation and Recoveryp. 429
Filament-Wound Casesp. 432
Range Safety Systemp. 434
Spacelabp. 434
Spacehabp. 435
Orbiter Maintenance and Refurbishmentp. 435
Columbia OV-102 Micro-Modificationp. 435
Columbia (OV-102) Spacelab Only (SLO)p. 435
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 6 Modificationsp. 437
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 11 EDO Modificationp. 437
Discovery (OV-103) Flight 14 Modifications (OMDP-1)p. 437
Atlantis (OV-104) Flight 12 OMDP-1p. 437
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 17 OMDP-1p. 438
Discovery (OV-103) Flight 21 OMDP-2p. 438
Endeavour (OV-105) Flight 11 OMDP-1p. 438
Atlantis (OV-104) Flight 20 OMDP-2p. 438
Columbia (OV-102) Flight 26 OMDP-2p. 438
Orbiter Weight Statementp. 440
Appendix A - To Continue Safelyp. 441
Shuttle Upgrade Programp. 441
Safety Upgradesp. 441
Supportability Upgradesp. 443
Other Possible Upgradesp. 444
Five Segment Boosterp. 445
Liquid Fly-Back Boostersp. 446
Appendix B - Stillbornp. 451
Improving the Breedp. 451
Sigma Corporation EDIN05p. 451
Shuttle-Derived Vehicles (SDV)p. 451
Boeing (NAS9-14710 and NAS8-23395)p. 452
Martin Marietta (NAS8-34183)p. 453
Shuttle-Cp. 456
Shuttle-Zp. 460
Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM)p. 461
Liquid Rocket Boosterp. 464
General Dynamics (NAS8-37137)p. 464
Martin Marietta (NAS8-37136)p. 466
Appendix C - Sudden Ranchp. 467
Rancho de la Concepcionp. 467
Manned Orbiting Laboratoryp. 469
Enter Shuttlep. 469
The Problemsp. 472
Appendix D - Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 477
Appendix E - Citations and Notesp. 481
Appendix F - Indexp. 503


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