Exploring the Moon

Exploring the Moon

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In this comprehensive overview of Mana€™s relationship with his planeta€™s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.... of his experience of the radar problems suffered by Apollo 14 during its landing , Ed Mitchell was CapCom for the descent. More than any other active-duty astronaut, he would be able to relate to the problems that Scott might face. `` Falconanbsp;...

Title:Exploring the Moon
Author:David M. Harland
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-16


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