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How Apollo Flew to the Moon / Edition 2

How Apollo Flew to the Moon / Edition 2

by W. David Woods


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441971784
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
Pages: 555
Sales rank: 214,773
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

In his spare time, W. David Woods, took up studying the Apollo program and contributing to its documentation on the web. In 1994, he began scanning NASA history books under the aegis of the NASA History Division for presentation on the web. In 1997, David was presented with a Public Service Award in Washington D.C. by the NASA Administrator. In 1998, David began publishing the Apollo Flight Journal online, hosted by NASA. again under the aegis of the NASA History Division. This project is a companion to the highly regarded Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and both are considered canonical references about the Apollo missions. An AFJ consists of a core transcript of a mission. This is carefully corrected, commentary is added and is used as a structure upon which many multimedia types relevant to the mission can be hung. This includes audio, video, and photography from NASA's archives. The knowledge and experience gained while researching and writing for the AFJ led to the publication in 2008 of "How Apollo Flew to the Moon." This book has been very well received and reviewed. Many commentators place it within the top few books about the Apollo flights.

Table of Contents

Illustrations.- Author's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword.- Chapter 1: Apollo - an extraordinary adventure.- Chapter 2: The Apollo Flights - a brief history.- Chapter 3: Launch - a fiery departure.- Chapter 4: Earth orbit and TLI.- Chapter 5: Retrieving the lander.- Chapter 6: Navigating to the Moon.- Chapter 7: Coasting to the Moon.- Chapter 8:Entering lunar orbit - the LOI manoeuvre.- Chapter 9: Preparation for landing.- Chapter 10: Next stop - the Moon.- Chapter 11: Down in the dust.- Chapter 12: Exploration at its greatest.- Chapter 13: Rendezvous and docking.- Chapter 14: Heading for home.- Chapter 15: Re-entry.- Epilogue.- Glossary.- Appendix 1: Computer programs.- Appendix 2: Mission data.- Further reading.- Index.

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Anonymous 6 days ago
As an engineer, having grown up in the 60's, and being somewhat of a space geek, I can't overstate how much I enjoyed the book. The author goes into exquisite detail for every aspect of the design of the Saturn rocket, as well as covering all the details every aspect of the missions to moon and back. It's all that more astonishing considering the how primitive the computers and analytical tools were at that time. I also appreciate that the author made the effort to accumulate all this information for historical reasons.
naveensreedevan 9 months ago
Americans for that matter europeans/Russian, despite 100s of flights/ships sailing for last 150 years, can't go near the north pole (-latitude 90 degree , ) they are stuck 500 miles below (around the arctic circle) and yet they claim they went to moon! but meanwhile a million or rather trillions of words have been spoken /written about our conquest of North pole, moon landings and mars probe. or is it ars probe? shameless fellas. good! photoshopping i travelled 1 billion light years away from Earth. will write my story.