Apollo 11

the NASA mission reports, compiled from the NASA archives

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 4314

NASA Apollo 11

An Insight into the Hardware from the First Manned Mission to Land on the Moon

Author: Christopher Riley,Philip Dolling

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844256839

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 8719

On July 20, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission that carried him and his two fellow astronauts on their epic journey marked the successful culmination of a quest that, ironically, had begun in Nazi Germany thirty years before. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. Author Chris Riley looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. He also describes the space suits worn by the crew, with their special life support systems. Launch procedures are described, ‘flying’ the Saturn V, navigation, course correction ‘burns’, orbital rendezvous techniques, flying the LEM, moon landing, moon walk, take-off from the moon, and earth re-entry procedure. Includes performance data, fuels, biographies of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, Gene Kranz and Werner von Braun. Detailed appendices cover all of the Apollo missions, with full details of crews, spacecraft names and logos, mission priorities, moon landing sites, and the Lunar Rover.

NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual

50th Anniversary of 1st Moon Landing - 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

Author: Christopher Riley,Philip Dolling

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785215926

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 5662

On 20 July 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to ‘flying’ the Saturn V and the ‘LEM’, and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure. This new edition of the book celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

NASA's Moon Program

Paving the Way for Apollo 11

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387681329

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 5699

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.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Author: Sylvia Engdahl

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 073775785X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 7118

Since humankind first set eyes on the glowing orb in the night sky, we have been fascinated by the moon. This handy volume gives readers a background on the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, through a variety of essays representing various perspectives. Readers are then introduced to several controversies surrounding the landing, including whether it was a waste of effort, enthusiasm, or money. From this enriched international understanding, readers are then treated to first-hand accounts, which will transport their imagination back through time, and allow them to form lasting, intelligent opinions. Essay sources include the Associated Press, the London Times, Margaret Mead, Jean-Jacques Dordain, and NASA.

Moon Mission

The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1525300369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9944

A unique look at the successful Ñ though nearly disastrous Ñ Apollo 11 moon landing! In a riveting narrative told from the astronautsÕ points of view, readers get to relive every step of Apollo 11Õs 1969 mission Ñ from ignition to moon walk to splashdown Ñ including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments when it came close to failure. And, setting this book apart, each step is linked to the innovations and discoveries from the past four centuries that made it possible. ItÕs a fascinating new perspective on an epic journey Ñ and how STEM set it in motion! Readers better fasten their seat belts, theyÕre in for the ride of a lifetime!

Digital Apollo

Human and Machine in Spaceflight

Author: David A. Mindell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262266680

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 5465

As Apollo 11's Lunar Module descended toward the moon under automatic control, a program alarm in the guidance computer's software nearly caused a mission abort. Neil Armstrong responded by switching off the automatic mode and taking direct control. He stopped monitoring the computer and began flying the spacecraft, relying on skill to land it and earning praise for a triumph of human over machine. In Digital Apollo, engineer-historian David Mindell takes this famous moment as a starting point for an exploration of the relationship between humans and computers in the Apollo program. In each of the six Apollo landings, the astronaut in command seized control from the computer and landed with his hand on the stick. Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer. From the early days of aviation through the birth of spaceflight, test pilots and astronauts sought to be more than "spam in a can" despite the automatic controls, digital computers, and software developed by engineers.Digital Apollo examines the design and execution of each of the six Apollo moon landings, drawing on transcripts and data telemetry from the flights, astronaut interviews, and NASA's extensive archives. Mindell's exploration of how human pilots and automated systems worked together to achieve the ultimate in flight -- a lunar landing -- traces and reframes the debate over the future of humans and automation in space. The results have implications for any venture in which human roles seem threatened by automated systems, whether it is the work at our desktops or the future of exploration.

Chariots for Apollo

The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969

Author: Courtney G. Brooks,James M. Grimwood,Loyd S. Swenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140938

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 9328

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.

Marketing the Moon

The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

Author: David Meerman Scott,Richard Jurek,Eugene A Cernan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 8594

One of the most successful public relations campaigns in history, featuring heroic astronauts, press-savvy rocket scientists, enthusiastic reporters, deep-pocketed defense contractors, and Tang.

Team Moon

How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Author: Catherine Thimmesh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547349696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6793

Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever—the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky.

Earth Sciences in the Age of the Satellite

Author: J. Pouquet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401021880

Category: Science

Page: 169

View: 6835

Renaissance man " ... discovered many a mechanical marvel .... The achievement of the astronauts '" opened up comparable prospects to the men of today, but of infinitely wider scope". C. LUCET, French Ambassador to the United States.· "Any future ... must inevitably pass through the channel of combined disciplines ... (from which) will arise a humanization of state-of-the-art technology, and updating of methods of Earth Science." Author unknown.·· "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality tomorrow." ROBERT GODDARD, American physicist. This'phrase has become the symbol of NASA . • Is there a crisis of the spirit?, Bu/. Soc. Prof. Fr. en Amer. (1969) p. 9. *. La recherchespatiale [Space Research] (May 1969) p. 15. INTRODUCTION FROM GALILEO TO ALDRIN AND ARMSTRONG In 1610, Galileo observed the surface of the Moon through the lens which bears his name and announced that, contrary to official opinion, its surface was irregular and not smooth. We now know that this observation -and many others ofGalileo-was a correct one, but the opposition that always arises against research too far ahead of its time resulted in his condemnation.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

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NASA in the World

Fifty Years of International Collaboration in Space

Author: J. Krige,A. Long,Ashok Maharaj,Angelina Long Callahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137340932

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 1158

Since its inception, NASA has participated in over 4,000 international projects, yet historians have almost entirely neglected this remarkable aspect of the agency's work. This groundbreaking work is the first to trace NASA's history in a truly international context, drawing on unprecedented access to agency archives and personnel.

Die vergessenen Astronauten

Ein selten erzähltes Kapitel amerikanischer Raumfahrtgeschichte

Author: Codex Regius

Publisher: Codex Regius

ISBN: 1496051637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 48

View: 2555

Im Sand des Mondes, an einem Ort, der Sumpf der Fäulnis genannt wird, liegt ein Gegenstand, der dort nicht hätte sein sollen. Es ist eine kleine Figur, die zur Gestalt eines Menschen geformt ist, und er ist tot. Hinter ihm steckt eine Tafel im Boden, die vierzehn Namen trägt. Einige sind amerikanisch, andere russisch. Diese Figur wurde der Gefallene Astronaut genannt. Die Mannschaft von Apollo 15 trug sie dorthin, sie tat es ohne Wissen ihrer Vorgesetzten, und legte sie auf dem Mond ab zur Erinnerung an ihre Kollegen aus zwei Ländern, die ihr Schicksal ereilt hatte, bevor Menschen auf dem Mond gelandet waren. Doch es gibt noch mehr Namen als diese, andere, die noch nicht einmal auf dieser Tafel stehen, und die Erinnerung an ihre unglücklichen Schicksale ist verblasst. Diese Männer sind die Vergessenen Astronauten, die ausgewählt wurden, um Geschichte zu schreiben, doch dann schritt die Geschichte über sie hinweg, manchmal tragisch, manchmal tragikomisch. Ihre Geschichten erzählen ein dunkleres Kapitel der amerikanischen Mondlandung. Es ist in diesem Buch festgehalten. 2., ergänzte und verbesserte Auflage. Mit 28 Abbildungen.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4326

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

20 July 1969

Author: Nel Yomtov

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406273686

Category: Space flight to the moon

Page: 48

View: 5131

Each book in this beautifully illustrated graphic non-fiction series offers a focused look at one crucial day in history!