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The First Men on the Moon


The First Men on the Moon

The Story of Apollo 11
Springer Praxis Books

von: David M. Harland

48,14 €

Verlag: Praxis
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 14.10.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387495446
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 378

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<P>This book tells the story of Apollo 11 and dispels the myth that NASA faked the moon landings. The story is brought to life by exploiting the flight plan, mission report, in-flight transcripts (including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It features scans recently produced by NASA of the original Hasselblad film. The final chapters discuss what was learned of the moon rocks, and reviews the follow-on missions. The author’s impressive expertise and knowledge of the Moon landings shines through and seamlessly unites the myriad details of the mission.</P>
<P><STRONG>The First Men on the Moon</STRONG> offers a lively definitive account of the Apollo 11 mission based on the in-flight transcripts post-flight debriefing, with illustrative contextual pictures, especially featuring recent scans of the original Hasselblad film and including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted. The introductory chapters review the motivation to land on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, the development of the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo spacecraft as the means of doing so, the selection of potential landing sites, the precursor missions, and the backgrounds of the three men who were to fly Apollo 11. The final chapters will discuss what was learned of the moonrocks, and review the follow-on missions. In addition to having many ‘small’ in-line black-and-white illustrations with the text running around them, the book features the high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film, reproduced in a substantial color section. David Harland's impressive expertise in,&nbsp;and considerable experience&nbsp;wriring about, the&nbsp;Moon landings shines through and seemlessly unites the myriad details</P>
<P>From the reviews of Harland's Exploring the Moon:</P>
<P>"A detailed guide to what the astronauts did during their stays on the lunar surface. Walk(s) the reader through the prospecting excursions and then incorporate(s) decades of subsequent analysis to put the explorations of dust, rocks, craters, and rilles into geologic context." <BR>SKY &amp; TELESCOPE</P>
<P>"Very well illustrated… All aficionados of the Apollo program will find much to appreciate in [this book].”</P>
<P>"…this is an interesting account of one of the most extraordinary decades in history…a very different book. David Harland probably knows more about the nuts and bolts of the Russian and American space programs than any other author and it shows.”</P>
<P>LUNAR &amp; PLANETARY INFORMATION BULLETIN<BR></P>
The Apollo 11 crew.- Preliminaries.- Preparations.- Setting off.- Translunar coast.- Into lunar orbit.- Lunar landing.- Tranquility Base.- Home in triumph.- The Moon revealed.
<p>Brings the story to life, exploiting the flight plan, mission report, in-flight transcripts (including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted) and post-flight debriefing</p><p>Presents a color section that features the high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film</p><p>In contrast to most books about Apollo, which concentrate on how NASA geared up for the program, 75% of The First Men on the Moon will be devoted to Apollo 11</p><p>This comprehensive accounts dispels the myth that NASA faked the moonlandings</p>
<P>This book offers a lively and definitive account of the Apollo 11 mission. It is based on the in-flight transcripts and post-flight debriefing, including conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted. It presents a color section that features the high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film. The introductory chapters review the motivation to land on the Moon by the end of the 1960s, the development of the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo spacecraft as the means of doing so, the selection of potential landing sites, the precursor missions, and the backgrounds of the three men who were to fly Apollo 11. In contrast to most books about Apollo, which concentrate on how NASA geared up for the program, 75% of this book is devoted to Apollo 11. This comprehensive account dispels the myth that NASA faked the moon landings. The author’s expertise and considerable experience of writing about the Moon landings shines through and seamlessly unites the myriad details of the mission.</P>

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