This would be a handy reference, to say the least. There is a paper copy in at least one library in Houston, so it's not inconceivable that it's online somewhere, but my searches to date have failed.

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    $\begingroup$ I strongly suspect the answer is no. As to why that is, when it is clearly a highly sourced volume of books that isn't that old, I couldn't tell you... $\endgroup$
    – PearsonArtPhoto
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ According to WorldCat, the only associated library that has it is the University of Houston. $\endgroup$
    – Phiteros
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Phiteros As shown in the link in the question. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ I've requested the book through interlibrary loan.... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble welp didn't see that $\endgroup$
    – Phiteros
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:13

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It is possible that a digital copy is stored at the NASA Technical Standards System which requires a NASA account to access.

Otherwise, there does not seem to be a browser-accessible copy at all.

  • $\begingroup$ You know what's really weird about that site you linked to? It says you need an account, but if you click on the "recently published" documents on the right...you can get them. At least for 5012B, which is the only one I tried. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble You can view some but not all of the docs without an account, I believe. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ But you can't search it! :( NASA.... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ sigh and my interlibrary loan request was rejected for unclear reasons. I'll have to see if I can travel to the library and check it out. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 1:13

A portion of Volume 1 of "NSTS-08209 Shuttle Systems Design Criteria" is available at


which is a pretty amazing shuttle data dump.

The pdf only contains the highlighted sections.

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