Apollo 11

the NASA mission reports, compiled from the NASA archives

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 9484

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: 8735

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: 8810

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: 816

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: 5137

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.

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: 3233

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.

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: 2639

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.

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: 994

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.

Earth Sciences in the Age of the Satellite

Author: J. Pouquet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401021880

Category: Science

Page: 169

View: 517

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.