NASA's Moon Program

NASA's Moon Program

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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.AS-207, which was the Saturn IB that was nominally to have sent them into orbit together. ... Computer Complex in Houston to plan and support such a mission - in which case the decision on whether it was to be attempted must be taken very soon. ... In releasing CSM-009, the stage splayed its four panels to an angle of 45 degrees to allow the service propulsion system engine an unobstructed exit.

Title:NASA's Moon Program
Author:David M. Harland
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-01-11


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