David M Harland is a space historian whose prolific output in recent years includes 'Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions', 'The Story of the Space Shuttle' and 'The Story of Space Station Mir'. Based in Scotland, he lives in a small house full of books.
"...a fascinating account of the highs, the lows and the unusual events...that are part of all big projects in space..." -- Focus, January 2005. "A good book that reads well and explains difficult things clearly. David Harland is a very good writer who knows his subject." -- Spaceflight, April 2005. "...very well and competently done...a useful work for both aerospace engineering students and space historians. ...Highly recommended." -- Choice, March 2005. "This book is a must read for anyone interested in the space program and the history of manned space flight...Highly recommended" -- Choice, April 2005.