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Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books)
 
 

Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books) [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Richard W. Orloff , David M. Harland
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"This book, being a source book, sets out the facts of the Apollo program. … At the end of each chapter, text provides conclusions and objectives that demonstrate the value added. As well, chapters finish with a brief selection of relevant black and white photographs. From these, the reader has an excellent ready referral to each of the Apollo missions. … This book is ideal for readers who want a ready reference on the events and timelines of the Apollo missions." (Mark Mortimer, www.universetoday.com, January, 2007)

"This massive 663-page book is an invaluable record of the exact times of all the significant events in the Apollo programme … . A unique feature is that the specific objectives for each flight are carefully listed, with a record of whether or not each was achieved. … historians will get value for money." (Reglnald Turnhill, Astronomy Now, January, 2007)

"Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook is designed to provide a comprehensive reference for facts about Apollo. … the authors turned to original documents, some of which were previously unavailable to the public. This book provides a complete overview of the entire Apollo program including its origins, a detailed narrative about individual missions, tables listing facts and figures for each mission, and a comprehensive statistical reference of the program." (Quest, Vol. 13 (3), 2006)

"A sort of trainspotter’s guide to the Apollo missions, this very useful book brings together extensive facts and figures for each mission … . This truly is the best reference work on Apollo that’s been published to date, and no library of books on Apollo can be complete without this book. It is unreservedly recommended!" (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 238, 2007)

“For those of you with a keen interest in the Apollo Project, this book provides all the facts and figures you could want in one place. … each flight is fully covered and has a set of tables that really do include just about everything you could possibly want to know about that mission from pre-launch through to recovery. So, if you are interested in the details that go beyond the scope of many books about the Moon landings, this is the volume for you.” (M. J. Bowyer, Amazon, October, 2009)

“I have read a number of books on this subject but have never come across one which has such depth of information, facts and figures. … Each of the missions is covered on it time line basis in incredible and often fascinating detail … . If you have an interest in Man’s Greatest endeavour this reference book is an amazing read, its title as ‘the definitive source book’ is well earned.” (W. Pete, Amazon, November, 2010)

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On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while the mothership remained in lunar orbit. To send these vehicles to the Moon would require the development of an enormous rocket. Development was protracted, but in December 1968 Apollo 8 was launched on a pioneering mission to perform an initial reconnaissance in lunar orbit. When Apollo 17 lifted off from the Moon in December 1972, the program was concluded. Now, at long last, there is a real prospect of a resumption of human exploration of the Moon.
This book provides an overview of the origins of the Apollo program and descriptions of the ground facilities, launch vehicles and spacecraft that will serve as an invaluable single-volume sourcebook for space enthusiasts, space historians, journalists, and programme-makers on radio and TV. It supplements tha other books that have focused on the politics and management of the Apollo program, the astronauts, and their training and exploits.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 79433 KB
  • Print Length: 633 pages
  • Publisher: Springer New York; 1 edition (29 Aug 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ED3FAW8
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #745,568 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Apollo Reference 27 Oct 2009
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I have read and enjoyed several of the Springer Praxis Space Exploration series of boks and this one was no execption. It's not really a book for the casual reader, but for those of you with a keen interest in the Apollo Project, this book provides all the facts and figures you could want in one place. The authors have gone back to the original documents to ensure that the information presented is accurate. The book starts with a look at the deveolpment and testing of the various parts of the space craft, including the Saturn 1, 1b and V before going on to detail each mission. With over 600 pages, each flight is fully covered and has a set of tables that really do include just about everything you could possibly want to know about that mission from pre-launch through to recovery. So, if you are interested in the details that go beyond the scope of many books about the Moon landings, this is the volume for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fully recommended 28 Nov 2010
By Pete W
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I have read a number of books on this subject but have never come across one which has such depth of information, facts and figures. The introduction is hard reading, mainly due to the real time pace of change in personalities, departments and hardware that started this program. However, once you get into the specific missions it becomes far easier to follow. Each of the missions is covered on it time line basis in incredible and often fascinating detail, down to 10ths of a second where required. If you have an interest in Man's Greatest endeavour this reference book is an amazing read; its title as 'the definitive source book' is well earned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summary of Project Apollo 11 April 2006
By Laurenc SVITOK - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent material covering all both unmanned and manned Apollo lunar programm flights. This is definitely not a technical stuff, this is factographical and chronological history of each of the Apollo missions from preparations to recoveries mapping all flight events in detail. Equiped with high quality b&w photos and a lot of tables covering - sometimes rather exotic - things like astronaut personal weights before and after the flight, rocket fuel consumptions and many others this book is a valuable source of Apollo missions facts. Highly recommended to all who want to have all basic flight informations in one place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference guide of all Apollo test and lunar mission facts 24 Jan 2009
By John Santucci - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to be very interesting in the way the authors broke down every aspect of the Apollo tests to the final lunar mission. The exact mission assembly and actual mission timelines are quite interesting to read.The year by year costs. The breakdown of mission status, accomplished tasks and cross section of landing geology is good. Illustrated with decent quality black and white photo's. Lots of neat facts if you are interested in the lunar missions. The price is steep..I bought a used copy. I am glad I did as it was a welcome addition to my extensive Apollo library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every fact you'll likely ever want to know 14 Aug 2012
By Colin Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this book is just chock full of facts and figures, there is an actual narrative which is very well done and easy to read.
This book focuses on the actual flights of Apollo starting with the unmanned launches of the Saturn 1 rockets all the way through. For every flight there is a story giving the main objectives of the mission, what actually happened during the mission then a post-mission comparison to see which goals were fully met, partially met etc.
For every flight the times of the main mission points are also listed (including countdown and holds).
For any fan of Apollo or the moonwalks this is an invaluable book and the authors have done an excellent job of combing through the missions, taking out all the salient points and presenting them in a excellent fashion. You can either read this book as a factual novel or can dip in and find facts for a specific flight very easily.
Highly recommended for Apollo or NASA fans but not a book for the casual reader.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compleat all everything! 16 Aug 2013
By William M - Published on Amazon.com
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This is it, the book of all the data in relationship to the Apollo missions! I saw this book in a gift shop and shrank from the price there, not so with Amazon. This book provides insight into the missions that captured the imagination of all nations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive is absolutely TRUE! 14 July 2013
By Mark - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is fantastic...loads of facts and drawings, good pictures, overall an excellent look at the Apollo program. I wish there was a companion about Gemini!
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