The immediate future: 2012–2020

  • David J. Shayler
  • Michael D. Shayler
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS, volume 158)


In the earlier edition of this log, the closing chapter outlined "The Next Steps", which were quite clear at the time of writing in 2006. They mainly featured the completion of the International Space Station and the retirement of the American Space Shuttle. Originally planned for 2010, the final flights of the Shuttle stretched into 2011 and included not only the final station assembly missions, but also the reinstated fourth Hubble Telescope servicing mission. The book also forecast the first Chinese EVA and the launch of a small Salyut-class space station module.


International Space Station Space Flight Launch Vehicle Crew Member Large Space Station 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Shayler
    • 1
  • Michael D. Shayler
    • 2
  1. 1.Hurst GreenHalesowenUK
  2. 2.BirminghamUK

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