How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

Author: Thomas J. Kelly

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588343618

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Chief engineer Thomas J. Kelly gives a firsthand account of designing, building, testing, and flying the Apollo lunar module. It was, he writes, “an aerospace engineer’s dream job of the century.” Kelly’s account begins with the imaginative process of sketching solutions to a host of technical challenges with an emphasis on safety, reliability, and maintainability. He catalogs numerous test failures, including propulsion-system leaks, ascent-engine instability, stress corrosion of the aluminum alloy parts, and battery problems, as well as their fixes under the ever-present constraints of budget and schedule. He also recaptures the exhilaration of hearing Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong report that “The Eagle has landed,” and the pride of having inadvertently provided a vital “lifeboat” for the crew of the disabled Apollo 13. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325243

Category: History

Page: 245

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Provides information and analysis on all aspects of space exploration with a historical overview, profiles of American and Soviet space pioneers, and a timeline of key events.
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How a Photograph Revealed Earth's Fragile Beauty

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756547326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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"Discusses the iconic Blue Marble photo of Earth taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts in December 1972"--
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Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
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A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions

Author: William D. Compton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788136337

Category:

Page: 415

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When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to earth. This document records the engineering and scientific accomplishments of the people who made lunar exploration possible. It shows how scientists and engineers worked out their differences and conducted a program that was a major contribution to science as well as a stunning engineering accomplishment.
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Author: Melvil Dewey,Frederick Leypoldt,Karl Brown,Bertine Emma Weston,Helen E Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5531

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
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The Early Years

Author: Mark Williamson

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 0863415539

Category: Science

Page: 388

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Spacecraft Technology: The Early Years covers the development of space technology in the late 1950s and 1960s, from the launch of Sputnik 1 in October 1957 to the landing of men on the moon in 1969. The text begins by looking at the challenge of getting into space and the development of the space launch vehicle, and moves on to discussion of unmanned satellites and spaceprobes, and the first capsules deployed in Earth orbit and the Apollo missions to the Moon.
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the flight of Apollo 11

Author: Brian Floca

Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.
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A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle

Author: Roger E. Bilstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788181866

Category:

Page: 511

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A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the Moon in the 1960s. This Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing President Kennedy1s 1961 commitment for the U.S. to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, and the people who designed and built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America. Black and white photos.
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George E. Mueller and the Management of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program

Author: Arthur L. Slotkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461437016

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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Apollo was known for its engineering triumphs, but its success also came from a disciplined management style. This excellent account of one of the most important personalities in early American human spaceflight history describes for the first time how George E. Mueller, the system manager of the human spaceflight program of the 1960s, applied the SPO methodology and other special considerations such as “all-up”testing, resulting in the success of the Apollo Program. Wernher von Braun and others did not readily accept such testing or Mueller’s approach to system management, but later acknowledged that without them NASA would not have landed astronauts on the Moon by 1969. While Apollo remained Mueller’s priority, from his earliest days at the agency, he promoted a robust post-Apollo Program which resulted in Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. As a result of these efforts, Mueller earned the sobriquet: “the father of the space shuttle.” Following his success at NASA, Mueller returned to industry. Although he did not play a leading role in human spaceflight again, in 2011 the National Air and Space Museum awarded him their lifetime achievement trophy for his contributions. Following the contributions of George E. Mueller, in this unique book Arthur L. Slotkin answers such questions as: exactly how did the methods developed for use in the Air Force ballistic missile programs get modified and used in the Apollo Program? How did George E. Mueller, with the help of others, manage the Apollo Program? How did NASA centers, coming from federal agencies with cultures of their own, adapt to the new structured approach imposed from Washington? George E. Mueller is the ideal central character for this book. He was instrumental in the creation of Apollo extension systems leading to Apollo, the Shuttle, and today’s ISS and thus was a pivotal figure in early American human spaceflight history.
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Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Author: Curators of the National Air and Space Museum,James E. David,David H. DeVorkin,Hunter Hollins,Thomas Lassman,Roger D. Launius,Stuart W. Leslie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760344442

Category: History

Page: 176

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Throughout the whole of human history, across all of Earth's cultures and landscapes, countless individuals have gazed up at the stars with wonder and awe. Getting to space was no easy task, and our curiosity with the surrounding universe has long been a
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Author: Joe Wight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899083521

Category:

Page: 64

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How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon's Resources

Author: Paul D. Spudis

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345033

Category: Science

Page: 243

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While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and should return to the moon in order to remain a world leader in space utilization and development and a participant in and beneficiary of a new lunar economy. Spudis explores three reasons for returning to the Moon: it is close, it is interesting, and it is useful. The proximity of the Moon not only allows for frequent launches, but also control of any machinery we place there. It is interesting because recorded deep on its surface and in its craters is the preserved history of the moon, the sun, and indeed the entire galaxy. And finally, the moon is useful because it is rich with materials and energy. The moon, Spudis argues, is a logical base for further space exploration and even a possible future home for us all. Throughout his work, Spudis incorporates details about man's fascination with the moon and its place in our shared history. He also explores its religious, cultural, and scientific resonance and assesses its role in the future of spaceflight and our national security and prosperity.
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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection

Author: Amanda Joan Young,Mark Avino

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576874981

Category: Science

Page: 150

View: 547

Presents a history of space suits, from the first pressurized suits in the 1930s to the present day, along with a collection of photographs of mission suits, prototypes, and training gear.
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Flying the First Wings Into Space

Author: Michelle L. Evans

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803228406

Category: History

Page: 450

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Discusses the development of the X-15 Rocket Plane, a spacecraft that paved the way for human-controlled spaceflight.
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Author: Howard E. McCurdy

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

View: 3204

Examining the popular images that have spurred Americans' enthusiasm in the space program, the author shows how the conquest of space appealed to the nation's deepest cultural ideals and became part of the Cold War effort. UP.
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