British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle by Daniel SharpBritish Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle by Daniel Sharp

British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle

byDaniel Sharp

Hardcover | December 30, 2016

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Even as America and Russia stepped up their efforts in the early 1960s to design ever faster bombers and put men and equipment into space, Britain quietly set to work devising its own hypersonic aircraft and manned space vehicles.British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttletells the story of how, from 1963 to 1966, English Electric/BAC's Preston works secretly led the world in re-useable spacecraft design.

A huge variety of designs formed the P.42 project with more than 100 proposals for hypersonic interceptors, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, satellite launchers, spacecraft launchers, orbital spy planes and satellite killers. The end result was the 'Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device' (MUSTARD), which pre-dated the USA's Space Shuttle program by six years.

Based on unique access to the original project drawings, photographs, archives and interviews with surviving members of the design team,British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttleoffers a unique insight into this hitherto little-known chapter in the secret history of the UK manned space flight program.

Daniel Sharp has worked as a professional writer, journalist and editor since 1998. He studied history at the University of Liverpool and later began researching primary source material as a hobby. His historical work to date has focused on British space projects of the 1960s and German 'secret projects' of WWII. He lives in Nottingham...
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Title:British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space ShuttleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 11 × 8.3 × 0.5 inPublished:December 30, 2016Publisher:Crecy (For Specialty Press)Language:English

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