Moon Flights

Author: Dennis B. Fradin
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
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Describes man's first landing on the moon, later moon walks in Project Apollo, and the importance of these missions to our exploration of space.

Moon Flights

Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Nightshade Book
ISBN: 9781597801102
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Collects short stories spanning the author's illustrious career, including the original short story "Say Cheese," set in the Vatta's War universe.

How Apollo Flew To The Moon

Author: W. David Woods
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441971793
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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 Amazon.com. There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.

Moon Lander

Author: Thomas J. Kelly
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343618
Size: 19.73 MB
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Chief engineer Thomas J. Kelly gives a firsthand account of designing, building, testing, and flying the Apollo lunar module. It was, he writes, “an aerospace engineer’s dream job of the century.” Kelly’s account begins with the imaginative process of sketching solutions to a host of technical challenges with an emphasis on safety, reliability, and maintainability. He catalogs numerous test failures, including propulsion-system leaks, ascent-engine instability, stress corrosion of the aluminum alloy parts, and battery problems, as well as their fixes under the ever-present constraints of budget and schedule. He also recaptures the exhilaration of hearing Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong report that “The Eagle has landed,” and the pride of having inadvertently provided a vital “lifeboat” for the crew of the disabled Apollo 13. From the Hardcover edition.

Voyage To The Moon And Other Imaginary Lunar Flights Of Fancy In Antebellum America

Author: Paul C. Gutjahr
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783087412
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'Voyage to the Moon' And Other Imaginary Lunar Flights of Fancy in Antebellum America gathers for the first time in a scholarly critical edition four moon voyage stories published by Americans prior to the Civil War. Included in this volume are the works by George Tucker, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Adams Locke and John Leonard Riddell. Along with a general introduction to the collection as a whole, each story has its own introductory material along with explanatory footnotes and appendixes to help identify the key points of its textual and cultural history.

Theory Of Interplanetary Flights

Author: Grigor A. Gurzadyan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9782919875153
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This unique monograph contains a comprehensive overview of celestial mechanics, providing the reader with a solid basis on which to build an understanding of the theory of interplanetary flights. The theoretical development is illustrated with a number of practical examples, bringing to bear the author's wealth of experience gained from working of the Soviet space programme. Many examples are taken from current space topics, including the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet, the flight of Ulysses over the Solar poles, and the Voyagers' tour of the Solar system. Recent theoretical achivements, such as the intriguing problem of chaos in the Solar system, are also covered. This book will appeal to students and researchers interested in both the theoretical and applied aspects of the topic. The clarity of the exposition renders the subject matter accessible to senior undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics and astrophysics.

Mission Control This Is Apollo

Author: Andrew L. Chaikin
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780670011568
Size: 36.61 MB
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Rich illustrations enhance this informative book about the historic moment on July 20, 1969 when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the major events that led up to this mission, and the incredible advancements that have been made in space exploration from the Mercury missions to the present day.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

To The Moon

Author: Jeffrey Kluger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524741019
Size: 22.43 MB
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The inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed American spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon.

Gemini Steps To The Moon

Author: David Shayler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852334055
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The Gemini program was a breakthrough in technology with the first spacecraft dockings and rendezvous. This book describes those events in detail from the perspective of the engineers, flight controllers and astronauts.