United States Manned Space Flight
United States Manned Space Flight Chronology
Provides concise, easy-to-read fact sheets for every U.S. manned space flight, grouped by program:
United States Manned Space Flight Special Features
Provides a detailed analysis of what caused the Challenger tragedy and what improvements were made to the Space Shuttle program as a result.
Included is an exclusive eyewitness account of the tragedy written by Spaceline Founder and President Cliff Lethbridge, as well as a rarely seen list of Space Shuttle missions originally scheduled to follow mission STS-51L.
This is a detailed narrative of how the Space Shuttle program was conceived and developed, including information on early concepts for the vehicle that were never incorporated, such as a piloted fly-back liquid fueled booster engine.
A complete list of U.S. astronaut drafts from the Mercury 7 through today, including astronaut qualifications for each draft.
Also included is an account of the “Mercury 13” testing of female astronaut candidates and rarely seen lists of Air Force astronaut drafts for the X-20 “Dyna-Soar” and Manned Orbiting Laboratory and names of the X-15 astronauts.