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Space station in orbit, earth below, on cover of 'International Space Station, Architecture Beyond Earth', by Circa Press.

International Space Station

Architecture Beyond Earth

By (author) David Nixon


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  • A history of the International Space Station, through the lens of its architectural design
  • Foreword by NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott
  • Perfect for space enthusiasts, as well as anyone with an interest in challenging architectural problem solving
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“If you are a space fan, fascinated by the kind of venture the International Space Station represents, this book is an absolute must, full of juicy details and intriguing insights.” – Popular Science, March 2016 In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space Station is an established and highly successful research centre in Earth’s orbit. The history of this extraordinary project is a complex weave of powerful threads – political, diplomatic, financial and technological among them – but none is more fascinating than the story of its design. This book provides the first comprehensive account of the International Space Station’s conception, development and assembly in space. As a highly accessible chronicle of a complex piece of design and engineering, it will appeal to readers far beyond the space field. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, a veteran of International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 and Shuttle Missions STS-128, STS-129 and STS-133, introduces the book with a personal memoir: A Home in Space.

Circa Press
6th Apr 2017
235 mm x 235 mm
416 Pages
215 color, 95 b&w
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