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How Apollo flew to the Moon

Author: W David Woods
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed. ; (New and expanded ed.)View all editions and formats
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This new and expanded edition of the bestselling How Apollo Flew to the Moon tells the exciting story of how the Apollo missions were conducted and follows a virtual flight to the Moon and back. New material includes: - the exploration of the lunar surface; - more illustrations; - more technical explanations and anecdotes. From launch to splashdown, hitch a ride in the incredible Apollo spaceships, the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woods, W. David.
How Apollo flew to the Moon.
New York : Springer, ©2011
(DLC) 2011921113
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W David Woods
ISBN: 9781441971791 1441971793 9781441971784 1441971785
OCLC Number: 747105616
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 555 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Illustrations --
Author's Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Foreword --
Chapter 1: Apollo --
an extraordinary adventure --
Chapter 2: The Apollo Flights --
a brief history --
Chapter 3: Launch --
a fiery departure --
Chapter 4: Earth orbit and TLI --
Chapter 5: Retrieving the lander --
Chapter 6: Navigating to the Moon --
Chapter 7: Coasting to the Moon --
Chapter 8:¡Entering lunar orbit¡ --
the LOI manoeuvre --
Chapter 9: Preparation for landing --
Chapter 10: Next stop --
the Moon --
Chapter 11: Down in the dust --
Chapter 12: Exploration at its greatest --
Chapter 13: Rendezvous and docking --
Chapter 14: Heading for home --
Chapter 15: Re-entry --
Epilogue --
Glossary --
Appendix 1: Computer programs --
Appendix 2: Mission data --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: W. David Woods.

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From launch to splashdown, this book tells the exciting story of the Apollo flights to the Moon. It details the technology and techniques used to fly to the Moon and explore its surface, as well as  Read more...

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