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Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions / Edition 2

Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions / Edition 2

by David M. Harland


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In this comprehensive overview of Man’s relationship with his planet’s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387746388
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 03/11/2008
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2008
Pages: 404
Sales rank: 807,304
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

The robots.- Magnificent desolation.- ‘Pin-point’ landing.- Knowledge from the Moon.- The wonder of the unknown at Hadley-Apennine.- Surprise at Descartes-Cayley.- The beautiful valley of Taurus-Littrow.- Luna revival.- Apollo in context.

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