Spaceflight Vol 59 No 09 – September 2017

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Living with the Legend
Author of the seminal work on NASA’s Space Shuttle, Dennis Jenkins describes how he came to follow the programme through work and, as a genuine enthusiast, create the massive three-volume history of its
design evolution and engineering.

An icon immortalised
Laurence Withers recounts a visit to the Kennedy Space Center where he missed a launch and came across the Space Shuttle Atlantis, more by mistake than by pre-planning, to impress and astound with its display of space artefacts.

Evaluating Mars Programme Designs
Stephen Ashworth has a particular view on Mars missions and judges a range of potential expeditionary modes to comment on the architecture being discussed by government agencies and commercial providers alike.

Successful Orion Abort Motor Test
Space historian and lecturer Joel Powell motored across to Utah to feel the power of the Orion abort motor, which was tested for the first time on 15 June.

Regular Features

News Analysis – UK boosts space spending – Factchecker update

A Letter from the Editor

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

ISS Report – 9 June - 8 July 2017

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Satellite Digest – 536 June 2017

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Obituary – Dr Charles Arthur Lundquist 1928-2017

Society News – A visit to Spadeadam – Space at Cosford

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