Apollo 13 Owners' Workshop Manual

An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760346198

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The world-famous Apollo 13 mission and dramatic explosion on the service module, captured in technical detail like you’ve never seen before. On April 13, 1970, NASA’s Apollo 13 suffered a near-catastrophic explosion in space. The planned lunar landing that day was promptly called off, and a new challenge prioritized: get the spacecraft safely back to Earth. Written by David Baker, an original member of NASA’s Apollo 13 Houston Mission Control team, Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual offers unprecedented, meticulous coverage of the Apollo 13 mission. Beginning with an overview of the era’s equipment and technology, Baker focuses primarily on the planning, goals, and execution of the mission itself, including an hour-by-hour timeline of the crew’s near-disaster in space. Additionally, his thorough analysis of the post-flight investigation and lurking design problems with the spacecraft offer the rare viewpoint of a true Apollo 13 insider. Not only does Baker present and analyze the mission itself, but he also celebrates NASA’s legacy in the wake of the event with the redesign of sections of the Apollo spacecraft and the changes to the way later missions were organized, beginning with Apollo 14. In typical fully illustrated Haynes Manual detail, Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual presents the fascinating circumstances behind a team who recovered their spacecraft just hours before hurtling back into the earth’s atmosphere. But more than that, the book is a brand-new insight into the remarkable story of how clever, improvised engineering, remarkable teamwork, and sheer will to succeed averted a major catastrophe in space.

Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 (Lost #2)

Author: Tod Olson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545928176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8505

April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell's spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime - walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From "Houston, we've had a problem" to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time.


The extraordinary visual history of the iconic space programme

Author: Zack Scott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472249755

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 9888

Explore the iconic Apollo space missions and moon landings through these stunning infographics and data visualisations. If you like space, this book is for you. The Apollo Program ran from 1961 until 1972, and marks one of the greatest accomplishments in all of human endeavour - man walking on the moon. On 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin achieved this most remarkable feat, becoming the first humans to visit another celestial body. Apollo is an extraordinary visual history of the story of this iconic space programme, based on recently released NASA data about the various missions of that name. Using beautifully designed infographics, Apollo takes us through all the astonishing facts and figures, as well as some quirky little-known details, and gives us a detailed and elegant history of the seventeen missions which saw twelve humans step on the surface of the moon. Apollo gives us an insight in to the incredible individuals who made that journey. What readers are saying about Apollo: 'Always loved NASA and the Apollo missions and this book breaks down all the rockets and missions so you can understand every detail' 'Love it, would highly recommend. Easy for everyone to understand and a great gift' 'Five stars'

Apollo 13: Boj o přežití

Author: Olson Tod

Publisher: Albatros Media a.s.

ISBN: 8026421922


Page: 216

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Sen stanout na povrchu Měsíce se změnil v zoufalou bitvu o život, kterou se zatajeným dechem sledoval celý svět. Třetí mise astronautů míří na povrch Měsíce a všechno jde hladce – až do okamžiku, kdy se temným vesmírem rozlehne drtivá exploze. Poškozená vesmírná loď se řítí vesmírem pryč od Země rychlostí třikrát vyšší, než je rychlost zvuku, dochází energie a uniká kyslík. Tým špičkových inženýrů v řídicím středisku v Houstonu pracuje na hraně svých možností, aby dostali trojici astronautů bezpečně zpět. Sen stanout na povrchu Měsíce se mění v zoufalou bitvu o život, kterou se zatajeným dechem sleduje celý svět.


The Mission to Land a Man on the Moon

Author: Al Cimino

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785837035

Category: History

Page: 192

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Apollo follows man's dream of walking among the stars and charts how space travel and space programs have grown since then. In 2019, it will have been 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. When his famous words came crackling across the atmosphere—“That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” The first moon landing took place on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Nine days earlier, on July 11, 1969, David Bowie released his iconic “Space Oddity” song about Major Tom the astronaut. The two events resonated with people back on Earth like a match made in the heavens. The crew of Apollo 11—Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins—had been launched into space by the powerful Saturn 5, a three-stage rocket which was about as tall as a 36-story building. It was the culmination of NASA’s human spaceflight program which began 1961. This is the story of the Apollo Missions, with all of its ups and downs—in 1967, a cabin fire killed the entire crew of Apollo 1, and-after an oxygen tank exploded-the Apollo 13 crew limped back to Earth using the lunar module as “lifeboat.” But despite Apollo’s many setbacks, twelve men walked on the Moon and their place in American history was assured forever.

Saturn V

Die Mondrakete

Author: Eugen Reichl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613037472


Page: 143

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NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785210655

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 1033

Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been published which describes the technical, design and engineering details of how Skylab was built and operated. There have been several biographies by astronauts relating their experiences on Skylab missions, but no comparable book on the technical aspects of this extraordinary programme.

Projekt »Apollo«

Die Mondlandungen

Author: Eugen Reichl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613037229


Page: 143

View: 659

Rocket Manual - 1942 onwards

An insight into the development and technology of space rockets and satellite launchers

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857333711

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 9959

The Rocket Manual tells the story of rocket motors, how they were first developed, how they work, what they are used for and how they are operated. It also explains the origin and operating record of satellite launchers around the world. Rocket motors large and small are listed and explained, including small motors used to push satellites and spacecraft into different orbits, throttleable rockets for controlling spacecraft descending to the Moon and the surfaces of other planets, restartable motors for adjusting orbits and reusable motors such as those developed for the Shuttle.

Mission Mond

Jim Lovell und der Flug der Apollo 13 ; [Roman]

Author: Philippe Nessmann,Anke Baumgartner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451710117


Page: 191

View: 7673

Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual

1967 onwards (all models) - An insight into Russia's flagship spacecraft, from Moon missions to the International Space Station

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857334053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 379

The Soyuz spacecraft played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon and several test models were flown at the height of the 'space race'. Originally designed for circumlunar flight, Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space program.

Expedition zu fremden Welten

20 Milliarden Kilometer durch das Sonnensystem

Author: Ralf Jaumann,Ulrich Köhler,Frank Sohl,Daniela Tirsch,Susanne Pieth

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662549964

Category: Science

Page: 381

View: 1444

Sie begeistern sich für Astronomie und Astrophysik? Tauchen Sie mit diesem Buch in die atemberaubenden Welten unserer kosmischen Nachbarschaft ein: Lassen Sie sich auf faszinierende Monde entführen, erfahren Sie, welche geologischen Mechanismen die Planeten unserer Nachbarschaft formen, finden Sie heraus, mit welchen Kräften Jupiter seine Monde durchknetet, wie Saturns Ringe gespeist werden und welche Geheimnisse die Zwergplaneten in unserem Sonnensystem bergen. Das Buch verfolgt das Sonnensystem vom Zentrum zu den äußersten Körpern, gibt dem Leser Einblicke in den aktuellen Stand der Sonnensystemforschung und verrät, welche heute nochungeklärten Rätsel unserer nächsten Nachbarn umgeben. Beschreibungen der wichtigsten Missionen und ihrer Ziele legen dar, wie man zum heutigen Bild unseres Sonnensystems gelangt. Überblickskästen veranschaulichen dem Leser wissenschaftliche Methoden wie die Spektroskopie ferner Welten oder der Altersbestimmung durch Kraterzählen. „Expedition zu fremden Welten“ fasziniert den Leser durch seine unglaubliche Detailfülle, atemberaubenden Fotos und informativen Abbildungen und eine allgemeinverständliche Darstellung der schwierigen Mechanismen, die in unserem Sonnensystem wirken. Ein Muss für alle Astrofans und solche die es werden wollen!

Gesang der Erde


Author: Barbara Wood

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104002355

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4766

Hoshi’tiwa gehört zum Clan der Schildkröte, der friedlich in den roten Felsencanyons lebt. Da wird die junge Frau von den Kriegern des Großen Herrschers entführt. Sie soll die magischen Tonkrüge fertigen, die den Regen bringen. Versagt sie, ist ihr Leben verwirkt. Jahrhunderte später forscht der Arzt Faraday Hightower nach der versunkenen Indianerkultur. Er will das Geheimnis des Tonkruges lösen...

Die Gabel, die Hexe und der Wurm. Geschichten aus Alagaësia. Band 1: Eragon

Die Eragon-Saga

Author: Christopher Paolini

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641248841

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5843

Ein Wanderer und ein verfluchtes Kind. Zaubersprüche und Magie. Und natürlich Drachen. Willkommen zurück in Eragons Welt! Es ist ein Jahr her, dass Eragon aus Alagaësia aufgebrochen ist auf der Suche nach dem geeigneten Ort, um eine neue Generation Drachenreiter auszubilden. Jetzt kämpft er mit unendlich vielen Aufgaben: Er muss einen riesigen Drachenhorst bauen, Dracheneier bewachen und mit kriegerischen Urgals, stolzen Elfen und eigensinnigen Zwergen zurechtkommen. Doch da eröffnen ihm eine Vision der Eldunarí, unerwartete Besucher und eine spannende Legende der Urgals neue Perspektiven. Dieser Band enthält drei neue Geschichten aus Alagaësia und führt Eragon an den Beginn eines neuen Abenteuers. Außerdem enthüllt das Buch Auszüge aus der Biografie der unvergesslichen Kräuterhexe und Weissagerin Angela ... geschrieben von Angela Paolini, der Schwester des Autors, die ihn zu dieser Figur inspiriert hat. Illustriert mit vier neuen Originalzeichnungen des Autors!

Kleine Entdecker - Im Weltraum

Author: Ruth Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785588208


Page: 18

View: 5546

Los geht die aufregende Reise für alle kleinen Entdecker in diesem interaktiven Sachbilderbuch mit über 30 Klappen zum Entdecken und Staunen. Kurze Texte mit kindgerechten Informationen ergänzen die lustigen Bilder. So macht erstes Lernen Spaß!

Frei wie in Freiheit

Author: Sam Williams,Richard Stallman,Theo Walm

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326662341


Page: N.A

View: 4431