Apollo 13 - Unabridged Guide

Apollo 13 - Unabridged Guide

by Nicholas Phillip

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Complete, Unabridged Guide to Apollo 13. Get the information you need--fast! This comprehensive guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. It's all you need.

Here's part of the content - you would like to know it all? Delve into this book today!..... : The craft was launched on April 11, 1970, at 13:13 CST from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the service module upon which the Command Module depended.

... NASA Administrator Thomas Paine and Deputy Administrator George Low sent a memorandum to NASA Langley Research Center Director Edgar Cortright on April 17, 1970, (date of spacecraft splashdown) advising him of his appointment as chairman of an Apollo 13 Review Board to investigate the cause of the accident.

... Apollo 13's S-IVB third stage was the first to be purposely crashed into the lunar surface, as an active seismic experiment which measured its impact with a seismometer left on the lunar surface by the crew of Apollo 12.

... As a joke following Apollo 13's successful splashdown, Grumman Aerospace Corporation pilot Sam Greenberg (who had helped with the strategy for re-routing power from the LM to the crippled CM) issued a tongue-in-cheek invoice for $400,540. 05 to North American Rockwell, Pratt and Whitney, and Beech Aircraft, prime and subcontractors for the Command/Service Module (CSM), for towing the crippled ship most of the way to the Moon and back.

There is absolutely nothing that isn't thoroughly covered in the book. It is straightforward, and does an excellent job of explaining all about Apollo 13 in key topics and material. There is no reason to invest in any other materials to learn about Apollo 13. You'll understand it all.

Inside the Guide: Apollo 13, Gordon Cooper, Glynn Lunney, Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, From the Earth to the Moon (TV miniseries), Fred Haise, Fra Mauro formation, Flight controller, Edgar Cortright, Ed Harris, Earth, Donn F. Eisele, Descent Propulsion System, Deke Slayton, Circumlunar trajectory, Charles Duke, Canceled Apollo missions, Call sign, Bill Paxton, BATS Theatre, Astronaut ranks and positions, Apollo program, Apollo TV camera, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, Apollo Lunar Module, Apollo Command/Service Module, Apollo 8, Apollo 6, Apollo 16, Apollo 15, Apollo 14, Apollo 13 Mission Operations Team, Apollo 13 (film), Apollo 12, Apollo 11, Apollo 10, Apollo 1, Apollo/Skylab A7L, American Samoa, Alan Shepard, APOLLO 13: Mission Control

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781486428175
Publisher: Emereo Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 394
File size: 393 KB

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