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Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969

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Millions around the world watched as the Apollo 11 astronauts "came in peace for all mankind" to take humanity's first steps on the moon. Their mission's triumph was equally attributable to a less visible crew of nearly 400,000 people in hundreds of different organizations. This official NASA history reveals the human story behind an epic achievement. Written by a trio of experts, it chronicles the engineering and management contributions to the success of Project Apollo, starting with the creation of NASA itself and tracing the design and development of the project's spacecraft and lunar vehicles as well as their operation in space.

Refreshingly free of jargon and technical language, this accessible account focuses on the coordination of efforts behind the production of the Apollo service, command, and lunar modules. It covers three phases of spacecraft evolution: defining and designing the necessary vehicles; developing and qualifying them for the task; and operating them to achieve their objectives. The authors conducted numerous interviews with the project's participants and relied heavily on NASA's extensive archives. In addition to several appendixes, the text is supplemented with more than 100 photographs and illustrations that recapture the efforts of the dedicated team of thousands who reached for the moon.

Synopsis:

This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.

Synopsis:

This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.

About the Author

Courtney Brooks is affiliated with International Business Machines and a research associate in the History Department of the University of Houston. James Grimwood has been NASA Johnson Space Center Historian since 1962. Loyd S. Swenson, Jr., is Professor of History at the University of Houston.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION
FOREWORD
PREFACE
CONCEPT TO CHALLENGE
PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTRACTING
CONTENDING MODES
MATCHING MODULES AND MISSIONS
COMMAND MODULE AND PROGRAM CHANGES
LUNAR MODULE
SEARCHING FOR ORDER
MOVING TOWARD OPERATIONS
TRAGEDY AND RECOVERY
RACE WITH THE DECADE
TASTES OF TRIUMPH
THE TRAILBLAZERS
TO LAND ON THE MOON
TRIP TO TRANQUILITY
EPILOGUE
APPENDIX A.  MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTER SITE SELECTION PROCEDURE
APPENDIX B.  ASTRONAUT ASSIGNMENTS
APPENDIX C.  APOLLO FLIGHT PROGRAM
APPENDIX D.  Apollo 11 EXPERIMENTS
APPENDIX E.  Apollo 11 LUNAR SAMPLES
APPENDIX F.  MAJOR SPACECRAFT COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS
APPENDIX G.  APOLLO PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MANNED SPACE CENTERS
APPENDIX H.  FUNDING-AS OF 30 JUNE 1969
SOURCE NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
INDEX
LIST OF NASA PHOTOGRAPH NUMBERS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486467566
Author:
Brooks, Courtney G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Swenson, Loyd S.
Author:
Nasa
Author:
Grimwood, James M.
Author:
Space
Author:
Dickson, Paul
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Astronomy
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.75 in 2 lb

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This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.
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This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.
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