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Digital Apollo : human and machine in spaceflight

Author: David A Mindell
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How human pilots and automated systems worked together to achieve the ultimate in flight--the lunar landings of NASA's Apollo program.

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Mindell, David A.
Digital Apollo.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007032255
(OCoLC)163594148
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Mindell
ISBN: 9780262266673 0262266679 9781435643291 1435643291 9780262266680 0262266687
OCLC Number: 228031739
Awards: Winner of American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Human and machine in the race to the moon --
Chauffeurs and airmen in the age of systems --
Flying reentry: the X-15 --
Airmen in space --
"Braincase on the tip of a firecracker": Apollo guidance --
Reliability or Repair? The Apollo computer --
Programs and people --
Designing a landing --
"Pregnant with alarm": Apollo 11 --
Five more hands on --
Human, machine, and the future of spaceflight.
Responsibility: David A. Mindell.

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[A] wealth of research that even the most informed space fans can enjoy. Mindell avoids the temptation to glorify the space program, instead dealing with the nitty gritty logistics involved in Read more...

 
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