How Apollo Flew To The Moon

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How Apollo Flew To The Moon

Author : W. David Woods
ISBN : 9781441971791
Genre : Science
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Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.
Category: Science

Apollo Expeditions To The Moon

Author : Edgar M. Cortright
ISBN : UIUC:30112027232278
Genre : Electronic government information
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Here men from the planet earth. First set foot upon the moon - July 1969 A.D. We Came in peace for all mankind. From the plaque on the Eagle, Apollo 11, which landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
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ISBN : UCSC:32106017985323
Genre : Academic libraries
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Apollo 11 Rockets To First Moon Landing

Author : Carl R. Green
ISBN : 0766051641
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Recounts the flight of the Apollo 11 which led to the first men on the moon, and discusses the origins of the Apollo program, the experiences of the astronauts, and related topics.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Nasa Sp

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ISBN : UOM:39015018254824
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Exploring The Solar System

Author : Mary Kay Carson
ISBN : PSU:000058959671
Genre : Astronomy
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Discover the history of space exploration including some very recent finds.
Category: Astronomy


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ISBN : NWU:35556039239264
Genre : Periodicals
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Space Today

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ISBN : PSU:000059958956
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

The Illustrated History Of Man In Space

Author : Robin Kerrod
ISBN : 079245040X
Genre : Science
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Explores the events of space history, including space walks, moon walks, shuttle launchings and landings
Category: Science

Falling To Earth

Author : Al Worden
ISBN : 9781588343338
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The astronaut discusses his life, from his childhood growing up on a farm to his years working with NASA, including flying the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Orissa Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B2912094
Genre : Orissa (India)
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Daily Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105217548861
Genre : Soviet Union
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To A Rocky Moon

Author : Don E. Wilhelms
ISBN : UOM:39015029476077
Genre : Lunar geology
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When human exploration of the lunar surface began in 1969, it marked not only an unprecedented technological achievement but also the culmination of scientific efforts to understand lunar geology. Memoirs of the Apollo astronauts have preserved the exploratory aspects of these missions; now a geologist who was an active participant in the lunar program offers a detailed historical view of those events--including the pre-Apollo era--from a heretofore untold scientific perspective. It was the responsibility of the scientific team of which Don Wilhelms was a member to assemble an overall picture of the Moon's structure and history in order to recommend where on the lunar surface fieldwork should be conducted and samples collected. His book relates the site-selection process in detail, and draws in concomitant events concerning mission operations to show how they affected the course of the scientific program. While discussing all six landings in detail, it tells the behind-the-scenes story of telescopic and spacecraft investigations before, during, and after the manned landings. Intended for anyone interested the space program, the history of science, or the application of geology to planetology, To a Rocky Moon will leave all readers with a better idea of what the Moon is really like. In so expertly summarizing this earlier phase of exploration, it stands as an authoritative touchstone for those involved in the next.
Category: Lunar geology

Flying To The Moon

Author : Michael Collins
ISBN : 1429929472
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this entrancing account, space traveler Michael Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his astronaut training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to his autobiography, revised and updated for this edition of Flying to the Moon, is an exciting and convincing argument in favor of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. "Several astronauts have written about their experiences, but none so well as Michael Collins...This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers."-The Washington Post Book World
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

What America Did Right

Author : Herbert J. Friedman
ISBN : UOM:39015037421859
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the many concurrent events that helped the United States to win the Cold War. It looks at politicians, policies, and weapon systems, but also delves further into the achievements that the United States made in consumer products, basic research, higher education, and space, to name a few. The author shows how such accomplishments were concurrent and interrrelated, explaining technological subjects in layperson's terms. Readers of this book will undoubtedly gain a more thorough understanding of the United States' Cold War victory. More important, this study will show readers that, in the author's words, "our future looks bright" and that the diverse successes of the U.S. in the Cold War show the true quality of the American spirit. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; How We Won the Cold War; Key Events of the Cold War Years; Lessons of the Cold War; National Security in the Cold War; Our First Victory, the Berlin Airlift; The Race to the Moon; Beyond Reach, Space-Based Surveillance; The Fear of Retaliation, or How Minuteman Prevented WWIII; Some of Those Unglamorous, Reliable, Economical, Weapon Systems; Cruise Missiles, Unmanned Airplanes Come of Age; Some of America's Innovators, Inventors, Entrepreneurs; Weapon Systems; Bibliography; Index.
Category: Political Science

Apollo And The Moon Landing

Author : Gregory Vogt
ISBN : 1878841319
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the efforts of the United States to put a man on the moon, from President Kennedy's historic prediction in 1961 through the completion of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The First Men On The Moon

Author : Tim Furniss
ISBN : 0531182401
Genre : Space flight to the moon
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Describes the development of the Apollo spacecraft which succeeded in landing men on the moon in 1969.
Category: Space flight to the moon