Apollo 11

The NASA Mission Reports

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books

ISBN: 9781896522531

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 3785

Presents the Apollo 11 press kit, pre- and post-mission operations reports, and recently declassified reports.

NASA's Moon Program

Paving the Way for Apollo 11

Author: David Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387681329

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 3048

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.

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: 1041

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.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Author: Sylvia Engdahl

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 073775785X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8069

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: 5179

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: 2616

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: 3067

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: 719

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: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780606374606

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2749

For use in schools and libraries only. Chronicles the Apollo 11 mission, the spaceflight that landed the first man on Earth's moon on July 20, 1969, emphasizing the contributions and reactions of the thousands of people who made the mission successful.

Earth Sciences in the Age of the Satellite

Author: J. Pouquet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401021880

Category: Science

Page: 169

View: 9163

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.

What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364114311X

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 4281

Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!


Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121887X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6734

Der Superstar in SEINEN Worten - Michael Jacksons einzige und einzigartige Autobiografie "Ich habe mir immer gewünscht, Geschichten erzählen zu können, Geschichten, die aus meiner Seele kommen. Ich würde am liebsten an einem Feuer sitzen und Geschichten erzählen – meine Zuhörer dazu bringen, Bilder zu sehen, zu weinen und zu lachen, sie gefühlsmäßig irgendwohin zu entführen mit den so täuschend einfach wirkenden Mitteln der Sprache. Keine Kostüme, kein Make-up, nichts, nur du und deine Stimme ..." Michael Jackson in Moonwalk. Am 25. Juni 2009 steht die Welt kurz still. Michael Jackson ist tot. "Moonwalk" nimmt uns noch einmal mit zurück in sein Leben: von den Anfängen der "Jackson Five" bis zu seinen größten Hits als Megastar. Ausführlich erzählt Michael Jackson von den Jahren in seiner Heimatstadt Gary, dem Verhältnis zu seiner Familie und späteren Freunden wie Diana Ross oder Paul McCartney. Erstaunlich offen gewährt er Einblicke in seine Arbeitsweise und spricht erstmals auch über die Schattenseiten seines Erfolges. Über die Angst, zu scheitern, die rufschädigenden Gerüchte und seine fast unerträgliche Einsamkeit. Mit „Moonwalk” offenbart Michael Jackson den Menschen hinter dem Star – und trifft damit mitten ins Herz. Der Mensch hinter dem Megastar – außergewöhnlich offen und sehr berührend.

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: 7189

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.

First Moon

Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521


Page: 64

View: 790

Die vergessenen Astronauten

Ein selten erzähltes Kapitel amerikanischer Raumfahrtgeschichte

Author: Codex Regius

Publisher: Codex Regius

ISBN: 1496051637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 48

View: 7384

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.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

20 July 1969

Author: Nel Yomtov

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406273686

Category: Space flight to the moon

Page: 48

View: 4731

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