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Countdown to a moon launch : preparing Apollo for its historic journey

Author: Jonathan H Ward
Publisher: Cham : Springer, Published in association with Praxis Publishing, [2015] ©2015
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story of what went on during those hectic six months. Countdown to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers will learn what went  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan H Ward
ISBN: 9783319177922 3319177923 3319177915 9783319177915
OCLC Number: 913576126
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 435 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction.- Controlling Complexity.- Requirements, Tests, and Computerization.- The MSOB and the Spacecraft Processing Flow.- The LM Processing Flow-L Minus 181 Days.- The Space Vehicle Processing Flow in the VAB-L Minus 181 Days.- The Processing Flow at the Launch Pad-L Minus 57 Days.- Countdown Demonstration Test-L Minus 19 Days.- Launch Countdown-T Minus 130 Hours.- Plus Time and Near Misses.- Epilogue-Would It Actually Work?.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Jonathan H. Ward.

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Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example,  Read more...

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