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Book Table of Contents

History's Highest Stage
STS-60: A Cosmonaut Flies on the Shuttle
STS-63: First Rendezvous
NASA-1 Norm Thagard: An End and a Beginning
STS-71: First Docking
STS-74: A New Docking Module
STS-76: Starting a Continuous U.S. Presence
NASA-2 Shannon Lucid: Enduring Qualities
STS-79: First American Handover
NASA-3 John Blaha: Pulling it Together
STS-81: Bringing Back the Harvest
NASA-4 Jerry Linenger: Fire and Controversy
STS-84: Delivery and Pick Up
NASA-5 Michael Foale: Collision and Recovery
STS-86: Loaded with Experience
NASA-6 David Wolf: Recommitment to Mir
STS-89: Last NASA Astronaut to Mir
NASA-7 Andy Thomas: Smoother Sailing
STS-91: Closing Out Shuttle-Mir
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Mir Space Station
   Bibliographic Essay and Chapter Notes
   Personal Mementos

Book Features

Training and Operations
Bilingual Blues
Long Duration Psychology
Earth Observations

CD Supplements

Photo Gallery (listed by mission or increment)
Video Gallery (listed by mission or increment)
    Video Tour of Spaceflight History
    Mir Deorbit Animation
    Progress Collision and Mir Spin Animation
    STS-86 Fly-around Animation  
Diagrams of U.S. and Russian Spacecraft (Mercury through Shuttle-Mir)
Patches of the STS missions and Mir increments
Children's Book - a virtual tour for younger space enthusiasts
NASA Public Affairs Office - How they publicized the Shuttle-Mir story
Lifting of Secrecy - How the U.S. and Russian relationship has changed
Russian Space Agency and Energia - Russian agency formed after
        the breakup of the Soviet Union
NASA and Human Spaceflight - NASA’s efforts in human spaceflight
Working Groups - NASA's teams and their responsibilities
Before Mir: Early Soviet Space Stations
Skylab: America's First Space Station
Around the Clock, Around the Globe -
       NASA teams work all hours to solve problems
Getting back to Gravity - Readaptation to gravity after spaceflight
Safety and Risk - Shuttle-Mir safety and the risks involved

       Mir Hardware Heritage by D. S. F. Portree
       Mir Mission Chronicles by Sue McDonald
       What's in a Name? by Frank L. Culbertson, Jr.
       Brief History of NASA by Stephen J. Garber & Roger D. Launius
       U. S.  Human Spaceflight (1961 - 1998) by Judy Rumerman
       "Six Months on Mir" by Shannon Lucid, Scientific American
       Part 1: Early Space Station Activities - 1923 - July 1965
          (excerpted from Skylab: A Chronology SP-4011)

          by Roland W. Newkirk & Ivan D. Ertel with Courtney G. Brooks
       Phase 1 Research Program Overview by John J. Uri
       "Combustion Experiments on the Mir Space Station"
         submitted by Paul Ferkul, et al.
"Summary: Combustion Experiments on Mir"
         submitted by Howard D. Ross, et al.
"Fluid Physics Experiments on the Mir Space Station"
          submitted by Jeffrey S. Allen and Suzanne Saavedra
  "Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) on Mir"
          submitted by R. DeLombard and S. Ryaboukha

    Governmental Proceedings
       Congressional Mir Safety Hearings - September 18, 1997
       Inspector General's Letter to Congress Concerning Shuttle-Mir Program -
         August 29, 1997

       The Outer Space Treaty - 1967

    Personal Reflections - While onboard Mir, the NASA Mir Astronauts shared
          their thoughts in letters sent to friends and family on Earth.
       Shannon Lucid - Letters Home
       John Blaha Pens a Letter Home
       Jerry Linenger's Letters to his Son
       David Wolf - Letters Home
       Andy Thomas - Letters from the Outpost
       Personal Mementos from the seven NASA Mir Astronauts

   NASA Reports
       Phase 1 Program Joint Report
         edited by George C. Nield & Pavel Mikhailovich Vorobiev

       Competition vs. Cooperation 1959 - 1962
          from The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
          by Edward Clinton Ezell & Linda Neuman Ezell
       Phase 1 Science Report - featuring information on the eight
          Shuttle-Mir science disciplines

    Shuttle-Mir News
       NASA Press Briefings
       STS Mission Summaries (listed by mission)
       STS Mission Highlights
       Mir Increment Summaries (listed by increment)
       Crew Biographies (listed by missions and increments)
       Profiles of Astronauts, Cosmonauts,  U.S. Mir Residents and Team Members

      Text Timeline
      Graphic Timeline

   Oral Histories
       List of Participants (with links to their oral history)

Discovery in Space (introductory mpeg video)