Lunar Escape Systems

Lunar Escape Systems

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lunar Escape Systems were a series of emergency vehicles designed for never-flown long-duration Apollo missions. Because these missions were even more hypothetical than the planned cancelled Apollo missions, the designs were never constructed. As NASA planned for longer stays on the Moon after the first few Apollo flights, they had to consider a number of new issues, one of which was what to do if you cannot get back. Typically the longer a spacecraft is idle the less reliable it becomes, so after a stay of two weeks on the Moon the Lunar Module ascent engine or other essential systems might fail to function, leaving the astronauts stranded on the Moon without enough supplies to survive until a rescue mission could arrive from Earth.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136748312
  • 9786136748313