How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Author: W. David Woods
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441971793
Format: PDF
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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.

Gemini Steps to the Moon

Author: Shayler David
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852334055
Format: PDF
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In Gemini - Steps to the Moon, David Shayler, the author, tells the story of the origin and development of the programme and the spacecraft from the perspective of the engineers, flight controllers and astronauts involved. It includes chapters on flight tests, Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), rendezvous and docking, as well as information from NASA archives and personal interviews.

The First Men on the Moon

Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387495444
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

NASA s Moon Program

Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387681329
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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.

Early Exploration of the Moon

Author: Tom Lund
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030020711
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Luna 2, launched by the USSR in 1959, was the first spacecraft from Earth to land on the moon. That first voyage was followed by increasingly capable lunar exploration spacecraft from Russia and the United States. A total of 36 successful lunar exploration missions were conducted from 1959 to the last Apollo manned exploration in 1972 and the final travels of the Lunokhod lunar rover in 1973. Of all the missions, that of Apollo 17 was the pinnacle of manned space exploration. Apollo 17 astronauts traveled 21 miles on the lunar surface in a dune buggy-type vehicle, stopping frequently to explore and gather samples. The spacecraft that enabled lunar exploration were ingenious, and reflected the best efforts of talented people working with the technology of the day. This book showcases the engineering involved in those incredible machines. The spacecraft covered, and their missions, are listed below. From the United States: • Ranger – Photography en route to lunar impact • Lunar Orbiter – Photography of front and back side of moon • Surveyor – Soft landing, photography, and soil analysis • Apollo – Manned exploration. Lunar Rover expanded range From the USSR: • Luna 2 – Photography en route to lunar impact • Luna 3 – Photography of back side of moon on flyby • Luna 9 and 13 – Soft landing, photography, and soil analysis • Luna 10, 11, 12, 14 – Photography from lunar orbit • Luna 16, 20, 24 – Soft landing, return of soil sample to Earth • Lunokhod-1, -2 – Lunar roving vehicle driven from Earth • L1 – Planned manned lunar flyby but only flew unmanned • L3 – Planned manned lunar landing but never flew to moon To tell the story of these spacecraft, Tom Lund draws on over 40 years’ work on aircraft and spacecraft systems. He was technical lead for the landing radars for the Surveyor and Apollo spacecraft, and his practical experience is augmented by master’s degrees in electrical engineering, physics, and business administration.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2016

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319724657
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Perry Rhodan Paket 59 Genesis Teil 1

Author: Perry Rhodan-Redaktion
Publisher: Perry Rhodan digital
ISBN: 384532998X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wir schreiben das Jahr 1551 NGZ, gut dreitausend Jahre vom 21. Jahrhundert alter Zeitrechnung entfernt. Nach großen Umwälzungen in der Milchstraße haben sich die Verhältnisse zwischen den unterschiedlichen Sternenreichen beruhigt; im Großen und Ganzen herrscht Frieden. Vor allem die von Menschen bewohnten Planeten und Monde streben eine positive Zukunft an. Tausende von Welten haben sich zur Liga Freier Galaktiker zusammengeschlossen, in der auch Wesen mitwirken, die man in früheren Jahren als "nichtmenschlich" bezeichnet hätte. Trotz aller Spannungen, die nach wie vor bestehen: Perry Rhodans Vision, die Galaxis in eine Sterneninsel ohne Kriege zu verwandeln, scheint sich langsam zu verwirklichen. Man knüpft sogar vermehrt Kontakte zu anderen Galaxien. In dieser Situation kommt es zu einem Kontakt, mit dem niemand gerechnet hat. Die neuen Besucher scheinen in einer engen Verbindung zur Erde zu stehen – und es geht um DAS KOSMISCHE ERBE ...

Countdown to a Moon Launch

Author: Jonathan H. Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319177923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story of what went on during those hectic six months. Countdown to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers will learn what went on day by day to transform partially completed stages and crates of parts into a ready-to-fly Saturn V. Firsthand accounts of launch pad accidents, near misses, suspected sabotage, and last-minute changes to hardware are told by more than 70 NASA employees and its contractors. A companion to Rocket Ranch, it includes many diagrams and photographs, some never before published, to illustrate all aspects of the process. NASA’s groundbreaking use of computers for testing and advanced management techniques are also covered in detail. This book will demystify the question of how NASA could build and launch Apollo missions using 1960s technology. You’ll discover that there was no magic involved – just an abundance of discipline, willpower, and creativity.

Perry Rhodan 2946 Notruf aus der Leere

Author: Susan Schwartz
Publisher: Perry Rhodan digital
ISBN: 3845350466
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gut dreitausend Jahre in der Zukunft: Perry Rhodans Vision, die Milchstraße in eine Sterneninsel ohne Kriege zu verwandeln, lebt nach wie vor. Der Mann von der Erde, der einst die Menschen zu den Sternen führte, möchte endlich Frieden in der Galaxis haben. Unterschwellig herrschen immer noch Konflikte zwischen den großen Sternenreichen, aber man arbeitet zusammen. Das gilt nicht nur für die von Menschen bewohnten Planeten und Monde. Tausende von Welten haben sich zur Liga Freier Galaktiker zusammengeschlossen, in der auch Wesen mitwirken, die man in früheren Jahren als "nichtmenschlich" bezeichnet hätte. Besucher aus anderen Galaxien suchen Kontakt zu den Menschen und ihren Verbündeten; dazu zählen auch die Thoogondu aus der Galaxis Sevcooris. Perry Rhodan hat Kontakt zu ihnen aufgenommen und dabei das Zweite Solare Imperium und die Gäonen kennengelernt, ein Splittervolk der Menschheit. Nun befindet er sich auf der Rückreise in die Milchstraße. Während des Flugs erreicht die RAS TSCHUBAI ein NOTRUF AUS DER LEERE ...

Rocket Ranch

Author: Jonathan H. Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319177893
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA’s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author’s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.