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Paving the way for Apollo 11

Author: David M Harland
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : In Association with Praxis Pub., ©2009.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harland, David M. (David Michael), 1955-
Paving the way for Apollo 11.
Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : In Association with Praxis Pub., c2009
(OCoLC)174130868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Harland
ISBN: 9780387681320 0387681329
OCLC Number: 535009514
Notes: Includes index.
"NASA's moon program"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 472 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Project Mercury --
The decision to go the Moon --
The Apollo spacecraft --
Ground support.-Gemini missions --
The Saturn launch vehicles --
Lunar reconnaissance --
Apollo missions --
Postscript.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: David M. Harlan.

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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.

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