When Haynes began to publish Owners’ Workshop Manuals for aircraft, it was an imaginative approach, following the format of their world famous vehicle Owners’ Workshop Manuals. Inevitably, the finished product did not provide the detail of the vehicle manuals. It was stretching the imagination to expect an aircraft owner to be able to carry out a complete servicing routine, using only the Haynes Manual. Given the history and the technology that led to the Space Shuttle, production of a 196 page book that does justice to the subject is a major achievement. The first 50 pages provide an effective and very well illustrated history leading to the Space Shuttle. The remaining pages provide an equally effective look at the technology and launches have been put together and how astronauts have lived in the Shuttle.