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Title:
Exploring the moon : the Apollo expeditions
Author:
Harland, David M. (David Michael), 1955-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxxi, 411 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The robots -- Magnificent desolation -- 'Pin-point' target -- From the moon: knowledge -- The wonder of the unknown at Hadley-Apennine -- Surprise at Descartes-Cayley -- The beautiful valley of Taurus-Littrow -- Luna revival -- Apollo in context -- The prospectors.
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ISBN:
9781852330996
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

If you have ever asked yourself What did the astronauts do on the lunar surface? What did they say while they were there? What did they photograph? How did their discoveries alter our understanding of lunar geology? Will we ever go back to the moon? If so, Exploring the Moonis the book for you. This unique insight into the three Apollo missions (15, 16 and 17) answers all these questions and much more. Using the actual transcripts of what the astronauts said to each other whilst carrying out their duties, and numerous photographs taken at each step of the exploration, this book provides a graphic illustration of what can arguably be described as Mankinds greatest feat of exploration.


Table of Contents

The old Moon
The Apollo Transportation System
Reconnaissance
Making History
Developing Expertise
Exploration at its Greatest
The New Moon
Follow Up
Going Back
Glossary
Chronological mission log
Bibliography
Index