"Wings In Orbit", is set for release in March. We will have a limited supply of this fantastic book plus a bonus commemorative DVD set, so reserve your copy today!
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As NASA's space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its accomplishments possible.
The 500-plus-page book, "Wings in Orbit" is available for pre-publication sale. The book describes the scientific, engineering and cultural contributions of the space shuttle through text, photographs and graphics, written or selected by those who worked in the shuttle program.
Along with the book, we are pleased to offer exclusive DVD bonus material. If you order Wings In Orbit, you will receive, at no extra cost, a special 3-DVD set commemorating the final mission of NASA's space shuttle Discovery (a $30 value). The DVD's, which will be available following the STS-133 mission, will contain hours of video, most of it in high-definition, documenting Discovery's mission. A third DVD will have a photo gallery with hundreds of photographs from the mission as well as extensive mission documentation including the press kit, flight plans, execute packages and special material.
"Not only is this book informative and beautifully done, it captures the passion of those who devoted their energies to the more than three decades of the shuttle program," said Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations. "It recognizes and celebrates what NASA has accomplished using the shuttle system."
Former shuttle program manager Wayne Hale was the book's executive editor. The book features a wide range of contributors, including the first space shuttle crew and many former flight directors, engineers and program managers.
The book is slated for release in March. Order now to reserve your copy of "Wings In Orbit" plus special DVD bonus material at http://shop.spaceflightnews.net.
Proceeds from the sale of "Wings In Orbit" will go to support the educational outreach activities of ARES Institute, Inc. ARES Institute is engaged in innovative programs to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education among secondary and college-level students. The organization's mission also includes public outreach activities to raise public awareness and support of space exploration. Visit ARES Institute at http://www.aresinstitute.org.