Rocket science in plain language, from Haynes

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NASA Space Shuttle

Owners’ Workshop Manual

1981 onwards (all models)

Dr David Baker

Format: Hardback

RRP: £19.99

ISBN: 978 1 84425 866 6

With the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle programme currently scheduled for 8 July fans of spaceflight can pick up the ultimate souvenir – the Haynes NASA Space Shuttle Owners’ Workshop Manual – perfect for when the soon to be defunct shuttles turn up on eBay…

 

Published to mark a trio of historic dates – the 50th anniversary of the first ever manned space mission (12 April 1961), the 30th anniversary of the Shuttle’s first mission (12 April 1981) and the final flight of Atlantis, (currently scheduled for 8 July) the NASA Space Shuttle Owners’ Workshop Manual includes the full story behind the world’s first re-useable spacecraft.

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Olla-Podrida: Julian Stockwin Newsletter, July 2011

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O L L A – P O D R I D A

for fans of Julian Stockwin’s historical action-adventure fiction

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July 2011

[Olla-podrida: an affectionate 18th C. term for a colourful medley of items]

1 OYEZ, OYEZ!
2 FEATURE
3 JOTTINGS FROM JULIAN
4 CONTESTS
5 EDITOR’S CHOICE
6 AT THE GEORGIAN TABLE
7 WIT AND WISDOM OF THE SEA

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Seafarer’s Voice 6, Whale Hunter

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This book is appropriately timed, with the Charles W Morgan approaching the end of her major restoration to full sailing condition. In 2013, she is due to undertake a Restoration Voyage along the US East Coast for the first time under her own sails since 1924. The Morgan is the last surviving square-rigged whale ship of the thousands built to participate in the first oil rush. This is the personal account of one of the Morgans first harpoonists.

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Seafarer’s Voice 5, Life of a Sailor

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Life of a Sailor has been considered a piece of fiction when in fact it was a highly detailed account of one man’s naval career. There are many personal accounts by soldiers and sailors of service during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. If this had been just one more, it would have been a very welcome additional view of history from someone who lived through the times, but it is especially welcome because it covers a remarkably neglected period of British Naval history. The Royal Navy seems almost to have ceased to exist after the Battle of Trafalgar and remained in limbo until the outbreak of World War in 1914. Perhaps this was inevitable when in 1805 the Hero Nelson died in the moment of his greatest triumph aboard his flagship HMS Victory.

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New FIRE Project News Portal Opens

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A new FIRE Project news portal opened today.

Broadly Boats News is dedicated to Commercial and Leisure Maritime news.

Part of the 2011 development program for the FIRE Project, the new portal introduces new functionality which will be progressively switched as other elements in the FIRE Project on-line intelligent information resource complete their upgrades and enhancements.

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STCW Convention and Code – 2011 edition published

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The 2011 edition of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and the STCW Code, including the 2010 Manila Amendments, is now available from IMO publications.

 

The 2011 edition contains a complete, consolidated text of the STCW Convention, including its original articles, revised annex and supporting STCW Code; the Final Act of the 2010 Conference of Parties to the 1978 STCW Convention, held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010; and resolutions adopted by that Conference.

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