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Space Shuttle and Space Station

  • Ajey Lele
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Abstract

For mankind, space exploration has always been a mix of curiosity, utility and profitability. Any ambitious space plan mostly becomes successful provided trained manpower, technology support and adequate funding is available. Societal, scientific and educational requirements have been the key focus for the Asian investments in space arena. They seek space capabilities mainly to achieve developmental goals. At the same time, since the involution of their space programmes, few Asian states have dreamed big like sending manned missions to space.

Keywords

Space Station Space Shuttle Space Programme Asian State Thermal Protection System 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
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  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysesNew DelhiIndia

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