Book description:Genre: Nonfiction
1st ed. of "Into the Black".
ISBN 13: 9780593064368
Number of pages: 534
On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA�s Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built � the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was