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The first men on the moon : the story of Apollo 11

Author: David M Harland
Publisher: New York ; Berlin : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : Praxis Pub., 2007.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The First Men On The Moon, David Harland tells the story of Apollo 11, starting with crew selection and training, the choice of the landing site, and the assembly of the space vehicle. Then follows a detailed account of the mission, featuring the lunar landing and moonwalk, and a review of how our knowledge of the Moon's history was revolutionised as a result. The story is enlivened by dialogue between the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apollo 11(spacecraft)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harland, David M. (David Michael), 1955-
First men on the moon.
New York ; Berlin : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : Praxis Publishing, 2007
(OCoLC)607844981
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Harland
ISBN: 0387341765 9780387341767
OCLC Number: 74650812
Notes: Popular treatment.
Description: xv, 378 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Apollo 11 crew --
2. Preliminaries --
3. Preparations --
4. Setting off --
5. Translunar coast --
6. Into lunar orbit --
7. Lunar landing --
8. Tranquility base --
9. Home in triumph --
10. The Moon revealed.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: David M. Harland.
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This book tells the story of Apollo 11. The story is brought to life by exploiting the flight plan, mission report and in-flight transcripts. A color section features the high-resolution scans  Read more...

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