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Rocket ranch : the nuts and bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center

Author: Jonathan H Ward
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015. ©2015
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA's first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author's book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan H Ward
ISBN: 9783319177892 3319177893 3319177885 9783319177885
OCLC Number: 912421286
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 331 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Introduction --
Setting the Stage for Apollo/Saturn 1960-1966 --
The Apollo 1 Fire --
The Spacecraft Assembly and Checkout Facilities --
The VAB and the Mobile Launcher --
The Launch Control Center and Firing Rooms --
Launch Pads 39A and 39B --
Life at the Launch Pad --
Epilogue: The End of an Era.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Jonathan H. Ward.

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"Ward ... makes the inner workings of the Apollo and Saturn space missions very understandable. ... He does a fantastic job of showing the behind-the-scenes work that allowed the Apollo and Saturn Read more...

 
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