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  1. History of the Space Shuttle (Collector's Edition)
    History of the Space Shuttle (Collector's Edition)
    History of the Space Shuttle (Collector's Edition)
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  2. History of the Space Shuttle (Collector's Edition)

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    Customer Ratings (11 reviews)
    Price R1148.00

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Columbia’s autonomous journey around the Earth during February 1981 opened a new chapter in space exploration. The advent of a “spaceworthy” vehicle severed our dependence upon “Mission Control,” and placed the emphasis upon the new vistas observed by the astronauts themselves. The Space Shuttle represented the culmination of more than a century’s worth of thought and technological experimentation. This 5-DVD collection features hours of rare archival film and photographs dating back to the pioneering efforts of the 1960s that paved the way for Challenger’s ascent. After placing NASA’s “Space Workhorse” in context, History of the Space Shuttle takes you behind the scenes of every mission the vessels have undertaken during the past three decades. These years have been intensely dramatic ones for the program, as scientists have struggled to cope with new contingencies that the founders of rocket propulsion never dreamed of encountering. The march of progress has never been particularly smooth, and this series does not flinch from examining the tragic aspects of the Space Shuttle saga—including the horrific disintegration of Challenger a mere 16 minutes from home on February 1st 2003. Whether you are an aficionado of the space program or merely dipping into its lore, this extraordinary set features material that will open your eyes and pique your interest.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a great history of the shuttle. You get to hear from the astronauts that flew it. Great history lesson.
The packaging is the best part of this collection.
The video work has poor research and correlation between the video and the narrative. There were also numerous mistakes in so far as reporting of weights, speeds, etc.
The only other "highlight," if it can be called that, is the video coverage of the Columbia STS-107 Memorial Service at JSC Houston, which I had not previously seen on the public feed. The collection tended to spend a great deal of time on both the Challenger and Columbia accidents, without very much overall coverage of the Shuttle's successful flights.
Save you money and purchase real spaceflight history DVDs from Spacecraft Films.
only got to watch one disk so far but was great
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