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Destination Moon

Author : Richard Maurer
ISBN : 9781626727441
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because of me.” Beginning with fighter pilots in World War II, Maurer traces the origins of the Apollo program to a few exceptional soldiers, a Nazi engineer, and a young eager man who would become president. Packed with adventure, new stories about familiar people, and undeniable danger, Destination Moon takes an unflinching look at a tumultuous time in American history, told expertly by nonfiction author Richard Maurer.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Exam Prep For Destination Moon

Author : David Mason
ISBN : PKEY:QA3096084
Genre : Education
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
Category: Education

Destination Moon

Author : Seymour Simon
ISBN : 9780062673268
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An out-of-this-world exploration of the 1969 Moon landing from children’s science expert Seymour Simon! In July of 1969, NASA sent the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the Moon. Inside were three people: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. They went into lunar orbit a few days later. More than a hundred hours after launch, the word came back: “The Eagle has landed!” In this exciting account of the famous 1969 Moon landing, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon tells the story of the Space Race between the US and the Soviet Union; recalls how families across the world sat captivated in front of their TVs to witness humankind’s first steps beyond Earth; and explains much of the science and technology that got our astronauts to the Moon on that remarkable day. Perfect for young scholars’ school reports, Destination: Moon features clear text, vibrantly colored pages, engaging sidebars, and stunning full-color photographs. This book includes an author's note, a glossary, a timeline, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Destination Moon

Author : Hergé
ISBN : 144204716X
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Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock are mysteriously summoned to the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia where Professor Calculus is preparing for a rocket expedition to the moon
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Destination Moon

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ISBN : OCLC:959926915
Genre : Aerospace engineers
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Category: Aerospace engineers

Destination Moon

Author : James B. Irwin
ISBN : 1929241984
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Irwin describes his training and schooling to become an astronaut and his participation in the Apollo 15 voyage to the moon, where he conducted experiments, explored the moon's surface, and made a spiritual discovery.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Destination Moon

Author : Rod Pyle
ISBN : 184732228X
Genre : Moon
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Featuring the firsthand accounts of the triumphs and tragedies of the Apollo space program and original NASA transcripts, this volume presents the complete story of the Apollo program in the astronauts' own words, with breathtaking NASA photographs and commentary.
Category: Moon

Destination Moon

Author : James Benson Irwin
ISBN : 0880703075
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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James Irwin describes his training and schooling to become an astronaut and his participation in the Apollo 15 voyage to the moon where he conducted experiments, explored the moon's surface, and made a spiritual discovery.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Destination Moon

Author : Bruce K. Byers
ISBN : UIUC:30112105195819
Genre : Science
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Destination Moon

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
ISBN : 1521072663
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This is an excellent history of the historic Lunar Orbiter project in the 1960s leading to America's Apollo moon landing. Lunar Orbiter brought several new departures in U.S. efforts to explore the Moon before landing men there. It was the first big deep space project for Langley Research Center. It came into being in 1963 after the Ranger and Surveyor Programs were well along in their development and at a time when the data it could acquire would be timely to Apollo only for mission design, not for equipment design, since the decisions on the basic Apollo equipment had already been made. Although Lunar Orbiter was not a "crash" effort, it did require that Langley Research Center set up a development and testing schedule in which various phases of the project would run nearly concurrently. This approach had not been tried before on a major lunar program. Chapter I - Unmanned Lunar Exploration and the Need for a Lunar Orbiter * The Call for a Program of Exploration * Mustering for the Challenge of Space * Chapter II - Toward a Lightweight Lunar Orbiter * The Surveyor Program * Early Apollo Impact on Lunar Orbiter Planning * The Centaur Rocket Program * The Search for a Lightweight Orbiter * OSS-OMSF Cooperative Planning * The Scherer Group's Report * Problems at JPL * Langley Enters the Picture * Establishing Management Arrangements * Langley Develops the Request for Proposal Document * Stipulations of the Request for Proposal Document * Chapter III - Beginning the Lunar Orbiter Program * Congress questions NASA on Orbiter * The Lunar Orbiter Project Office is Established * Preparing for Contract Bids * The Langley Source Evaluation Board * The Lunar Orbiter Proposals * The Boeing Lunar Orbiter Proposal * The Eastman Kodak Photographic System * Selecting the Lunar Orbiter Contractor * Chapter IV - NASA and Boeing Negotiate a Contract * Early Boeing Preparations * NASA Preparations for Contract Negotiations * Congressional Criticism of Contractor Choice * No Duplication of Effort * NASA Solely Responsible for Photographic Data * Langley-JPL Working Relations * Chapter V - Implementing the Program * Early Funding Considerations * Boeing Negotiations with Subcontractors * NASA Cost-Reduction Efforts * Chapter VI - The Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft * A General Description * Early Design, Fabrication, and Testing Problems * Chapter VII - Building the Spacecraft: Problems and Resolutions * Experiments for Lunar Orbiter * Other Potential Experiments * Preliminary Mission Planning Activities * Testing Procedures and Program Reviews * Problem Areas: Last Quarter 1964 to First Half 1965 * Chapter VIII - Lunar Orbiter Mission Objectives and Apollo Requirements * OSSA and OMSF Planning Activities * Developing Mission Designs * The Ad Hoc Surveyor/Orbiter Utilization Committee (SOUC) * Presentation of Mission A * Funding and Technical Problems - 1965 * The Status of the Boeing Contract * Spacecraft Compatibility with Launch and Tracking Facilities * Flight Recording Equipment * A Change in Delivery Incentive * Chapter IX - Missions I, II, and III: Apollo-Site Search and Verification * Preparations for the First Launch * The First Launch * Results of the First Mission * Prelude to Mission II * The Plan for Mission II * The Second Mission * The Third Orbiter Mission * Chapter X - Missions IV and V: The Lunar Surface Explored * Preparing for the Fourth Mission * The Fourth Orbiter Mission * Preparations for the Fifth Mission * Lunar Orbiter V Mission Objectives * The Final Mission * The End of the Operational Phase * Chapter XI - Conclusions: Lunar Orbiter's Contribution to Space Exploration * A Sixth Orbiter Mission? * Apollo Mission Planning and Lunar Orbiter Data * Results of Non-Photographic Lunar Orbiter Experiments * A Meaning for the Lunar Orbiter Achievements * Chapter XII - Lunar Orbiter Photography * A. The Spacecraft * B. Mission Operations
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