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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition : An insight into the hardware from the first manned mission to land on the moon

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This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the 'space hardware' that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to 'flying' the Saturn V and the 'LEM', and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure. This celebratory anniversary edition features a new look at the legacy of Apollo 11, and a look forward to future manned Moon missions and deep-space exploration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 20mm | 895g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1785215922
  • 9781785215926
  • 49,708

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On 20th July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. But it had taken 400,000 men and women across the United States to put him and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin there. Achieving technical miracles and overcoming bureaucratic battles, daunting setbacks and tragedies, Apollo’s engineers and scientists worked out how to transport human beings and their home comforts across a quarter of a million miles of hostile space, to live and work on the surface of an unexplored alien world.
That all this was achieved before the age of micro-computers, mobile phones and the Internet, when slide rules were still in every engineer’s top pocket, is even more exceptional. The seven million engineered parts invented to fly a single mission all had to work perfectly.
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Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 The Saturn rocket
3 The Command and Service Modules
4 The guidance, navigation and control system
5 The Lunar Module
6 The space suits
7 Communicating from the Moon
8 Beyond Apollo 11
Appendices
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About C. Riley

Dr Christopher Riley is a writer, broadcaster and film maker. He has presented, directed, produced or consulted on almost 30 films and TV documentaries about Apollo, including the multi-award-winning In the Shadow of the Moon.
Phil Dolling is an award-winning Executive Producer. He has worked for the BBC on many television programmes including Tomorrow's World, Space, Human Instinct, James May's 20th Century and Earth: The Power of the Planet. He was also in charge of the coverage of the Total Eclipse in 1999.
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