NASA MOON MISSIONS 1969-1972 OPERATIONS MANUAL
50th Anniversary Edition
Autore: David Baker
Nuova edizione pubblicata per celebrare il 50° anniversario dello sbarco sulla Luna di questo manuale, riccamente illustrato con foto e disegni al tratto, sulle operazioni condotte dalla Nasa dal 1969 al 1972 per riportare l’uomo sulla Luna.
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, with Apollo 11, this book complements Haynes previous titles covering Apollo 11, Apollo 13, Lunar Rover and Saturn V to conclude the story of the Apollo project, detailing all the engineering developments made and the research carried out during the manned Moon missions. Long before Apollo 11 landed, engineers planned significant upgrades to the Lunar Module, extending its ability to stay on the surface from no more than 33 hours to more than three days, increasing the time spent on exploring the surface tenfold on each mission. They planned extended science from lunar orbit while the lander was on the surface and they designed new and advanced scientific instruments to leave on the Moon. All this came to fruition on the last three landings, called J-series flights, culminating in Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission to the Moon. This book majors on the hardware and the instruments developed for Apollo 17, but it also describes the engineering modifications to the Lunar Module and the Apollo spacecraft for this greatly expanded role. As it tracks the story of the development and evolution of Apollo hardware, it provides detailed descriptions and line drawings of equipment and experiments developed for this mission.
175 illustrazioni a colori e 125 in bianco e nero
21 x 27