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Nasa S Moon Program

Author : David M. Harland
ISBN : 9780387681320
Genre : Science
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In 'Paving the Way for Apollo 11' David Harland explains the lure of the Moon to classical philosophers, astronomers, and geologists, and how NASA set out to investigate the Moon in preparation for a manned lunar landing mission. It focuses particularly on the Lunar Orbiter and Surveyor missions.
Category: Science

Future Nasa Space Programs

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences
ISBN : MINN:31951D035554922
Genre : Astronautics
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Reviews current status of manned lunar exploration and the Apollo Program, and explores future programs, such as space transportation systems, planetary travel, and plans for a large manned space station.
Category: Astronautics

Nasa Space Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies
ISBN : UCR:31210012867337
Genre : Astronautics and state
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Category: Astronautics and state

Moon Bound

Author : Colin Burgess
ISBN : 9781461438557
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Often lost in the shadow of the first group of astronauts for the Mercury missions, the second and third groups included the leading figures for NASA's activities for the following two decades. “Moon Bound” complements the author’s recently published work, “Selecting the Mercury Seven” (2011), extending the story of the men who helped to launch human spaceflight and broaden the American space program. Although the initial 1959 group became known as the legendary pioneering Mercury astronauts, the astronauts of Groups 2 and 3 gave us many household names. Sixteen astronauts from both groups traveled to the Moon in Project Apollo, with several actually walking on the Moon, one of them being Neil Armstrong. This book draws on interviews to tell the astronauts' personal stories and recreate the drama of that time. It describes the process by which they were selected as astronauts and explains how the criteria had changed since the first group. “Moon Bound” is divided into two parts, recounting the biographies relating to the nine astronauts from NASA’s Group 2 in the first part, and the fourteen finalists in Group 3 in the second part. The stories of both selection groups are narrated through the experiences of four finalists with interesting backgrounds. One of these men is Al Rupp of the USAF who, as a West Point cadet, cheekily helped to steal the Navy mascot goat prior to the annual Army versus Navy game in 1953, thus achieving legendary status in the game’s history. Rupp was killed in a plane crash just two years after being named as a finalist for Group 3. The service career of naval aviator John Yamnicky was also very much the equal of other finalists, but he was killed on September 11, 2001, as he was a passenger on hijacked Flight 77, which was flown into the Pentagon. At the end of the work there are several chapters on how these candidates were prepped for their missions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Nasa S Space And Applications Program

Author : United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ISBN : UCAL:B4540666
Genre : Space flight
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Category: Space flight

Inside Nasa

Author : Howard E. McCurdy
ISBN : UOM:39015020861483
Genre : Political Science
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its space flight program in October of 1958 by launching the 84-pound Pioneer I space probe. Scarcely a decade later, in July of 1969, NASA amazed the world by landing the first humans on the Moon. In the two decades that followed, however, the agency appeared to lose both its vigor and its creativity. Inside NASA explores how an agency praised for its planetary probes and expeditions to the Moon became noted for the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and a series of other malfunctions. Using archival evidence as well as in-depth interviews with space agency officials, Howard McCurdy investigates the relationship between the performance of the U.S. space program and NASA's organizational culture. He begins by identifying the beliefs, norms, and practices that guided NASA's early successes. Originally, the agency was dominated by the strong technical culture rooted in the research-and-development organizations from which NASA was formed. To launch the expeditions to the Moon, McCurdy explains, this technical culture was linked to an organizational structure borrowed from the Air Force Ballistic Missile Program. Over time, however, changes imposed to accomplish the lunar expedition - as well as the normal aging process and increased bureaucracy in the government as a whole-altered NASA's original culture and eroded its technical strength. McCurdy observes that NASA's early success depended on a number of related characteristics: extensive testing, in-house technical capability, hands-on experience, exceptional people, stoic acceptance of risk and failure, and a frontier mentality. He concludes that, given the conditions ofmodern government, the performance of high-technology agencies like NASA inherently tends to decline. Inside NASA offers a revealing study of both organizational culture and bureaucratic aging.
Category: Political Science


Author : Richard W. Orloff
ISBN : 0387300430
Genre : Nature
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A complete resource for Apollo program information covers the technological and managerial setbacks, tracks the development of the Saturn rocket, and details each Apollo mission.
Category: Nature

Managing Nasa In The Apollo Era

Author : Arnold S. Levine
ISBN : UIUC:30112012287550
Genre : Government publications
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Category: Government publications

Mission To The Moon

Author : Erlend A. Kennan
ISBN : UOM:39015008083423
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering

Nasa Sp

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ISBN : UOM:39015040299532
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Marketing The Moon

Author : David Meerman Scott
ISBN : 9780262026963
Genre : Business & Economics
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One of the most successful public relations campaigns in history, featuring heroic astronauts, press-savvy rocket scientists, enthusiastic reporters, deep-pocketed defense contractors, and Tang. In July 1969, ninety-four percent of American televisions were tuned to coverage of Apollo 11's mission to the moon. How did space exploration, once the purview of rocket scientists, reach a larger audience than My Three Sons? Why did a government program whose standard operating procedure had been secrecy turn its greatest achievement into a communal experience? In Marketing the Moon, David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek tell the story of one of the most successful marketing and public relations campaigns in history: the selling of the Apollo program. Primed by science fiction, magazine articles, and appearances by Wernher von Braun on the “Tomorrowland” segments of the Disneyland prime time television show, Americans were a receptive audience for NASA's pioneering “brand journalism.” Scott and Jurek describe sophisticated efforts by NASA and its many contractors to market the facts about space travel—through press releases, bylined articles, lavishly detailed background materials, and fully produced radio and television features—rather than push an agenda. American astronauts, who signed exclusive agreements with Life magazine, became the heroic and patriotic faces of the program. And there was some judicious product placement: Hasselblad was the “first camera on the moon”; Sony cassette recorders and supplies of Tang were on board the capsule; and astronauts were equipped with the Exer-Genie personal exerciser. Everyone wanted a place on the bandwagon. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, artwork, and advertisements, many never published before, Marketing the Moon shows that when Neil Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind, it was a triumph not just for American engineering and rocketry but for American marketing and public relations.
Category: Business & Economics

The Illustrated History Of Nasa

Author : Robin Kerrod
ISBN : 0831748788
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Traces the triumphs and tragedies of NASA's space agency and provides a pictorial chronicle of America's journey into space
Category: Technology & Engineering

Space Exploration

Author : Kim Masters Evans
ISBN : 1414407785
Genre : Science
File Size : 30.55 MB
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Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.
Category: Science

Apollo 13

Author : Jim Lovell
ISBN : 0618619585
Genre : History
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Recounts the four-day ordeal of Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert and the dramatic struggle to bring back to Earth the tiny lunar module spacecraft into which they were forced to retreat when their main ship was damaged. Reprint.
Category: History