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With high resolution color scans from NASA/original Hasselblad film, this colorful book brings to life the flight detail of the Apollo missions. It is the first published account accessible to enthusiasts who wish to know what transpired during the missions.
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. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
With high resolution color scans from NASA/original Hasselblad film, this colorful book brings to life the flight detail of the Apollo missions. It is the first published account accessible to enthusiasts who wish to know what transpired during the missions.
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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Springer Praxis Books
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer New York / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11827535
  • 2009
  • Seitenzahl: 504
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Juli 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 170mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 862g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387681313
  • ISBN-10: 0387681310
  • Artikelnr.: 20931212
Inhaltsangabe
Astronomers' Moon.- Geologists' Moon.- The space age dawns.- Preparing Ranger.- The Apollo commitment.- Ranger struggles.- Ranger triumphs.- Soviet activity.- Developing Lunar Orbiter.- On the surface.- The Apollo zone.- Scratching the Moon.- Orbiters for science.- Tasting the Moon.- Apollo development.- Apollo picks up the pace.
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From the reviews:

"Space historian/writer Harland ... describes the first and early US satellite programs as well as the Soviet programs. ... In addition to discussing program management, operations, hardware, and performance of the pre-Apollo missions, Harland places heavy emphasis on lunar geology and geography. ... the volume includes more than 150 photographs and drawings of the moon. This historical account ... will be useful to people working in the field of space history and technology. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers, faculty, and professionals." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 47 (4), December, 2009)

"This new book ... describing what we knew before making the attempt, and how we discovered new things we needed to know before committing Apollo to the first manned lunar landings. ... if you are an engineer, scientist, or a space buff, this book will hold your interest." (James M. Busby, Space Times, Vol. 49 (1), January/February, 2010)

"The narrative is fast-moving, informative and logically organized ... . if you want to know, literally to the thousandth of a second, exactly what the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter and Surveyor spacecraft did during their lunar missions, it's in there. Well over 200 well-chosen photos, drawings, diagrams and maps, many of them at full-page size, embellish and clarify the text--they're worth more than '1,000 words' each. ... should reach a wider audience ... . I recommend this volume most highly and without reservation." (Terry Sunday, Amazon, July, 2011)…mehr