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Title:
Apollo 16 : the NASA mission reports
Author:
Godwin, Robert, 1958-
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volumes <1> : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm + CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Language:
English
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9781896522586
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Book

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Compiled here are many important documents about the Apollo 16 mission including the complete debriefing in the crew's own words.


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Choice Review

By the time Apollo 16 was launched in April 1972, most of the American public had lost interest in the space program. Despite the lack of viewers, the crew of John Young, Charles Duke, and Ken Mattingly explored the lunar highlands, and one of their major scientific objectives was to determine if there had been volcanic activity on the moon (the answer came back as largely no). This volume is part of an excellent series by Apogee on reports of manned space flight missions, and as such, it is taken largely from NASA technical documents. The book contains a fascinating CD-ROM, which includes the entire television broadcast from the moon. Thus, even though the public ignored Apollo 16, space enthusiasts today can relive the glory of human exploration of the moon. Every still image taken by the crew (about 2,500) and an interview conducted by the author in October 2001 with mission commander John Young, who would fly on the first space shuttle mission in 1981, also is on the CD-ROM. The book includes a section of color photographs as well as numerous interesting diagrams and black-and-white images. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers. J. Z. Kiss Miami University


Table of Contents

Press Kit
General Releasep. 8
Countdownp. 9
Launch windowsp. 9
Ground Elapsed Time Updatep. 11
Launch and Mission Profilep. 11
Launch Eventsp. 13
Mission Eventsp. 15
EVA Mission Eventsp. 18
Apollo 16 Mission Objectivesp. 21
Scientific Results of Apollo 11, 12, 14 & 15 Missionsp. 25
Apollo 16 Landing Sitep. 26
Lunar Surface Sciencep. 30
Passive Seismic Experimentp. 30
ALSEP to Impact Distance Tablep. 31
Lunar Surface Magnetometerp. 33
Magnetic Lunar Sample Returned to the Moonp. 35
Lunar Heat Flow Experimentp. 35
Active Seismic Experimentp. 36
ALSEP Central Stationp. 38
SNAP-27--Power Source for ALSEPp. 38
Soil Mechanicsp. 39
Lunar Portable Magnetometerp. 39
Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectroscopep. 41
Solar Wind Composition Experimentp. 42
Cosmic Ray Detectorp. 43
Lunar Geology Investigationp. 43
Apollo Lunar Geology Hand Toolsp. 45
Lunar Orbital Sciencep. 49
Gamma-Ray Spectrometerp. 49
X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometerp. 49
Alpha-Particle Spectrometerp. 49
Lunar Orbital Science Experiment Assignments
Mass Spectrometerp. 50
Panoramic Camerap. 50
Mapping Camerap. 51
Laser Altimeterp. 51
Subsatellitep. 53
UV Photography-Earth and Moonp. 55
Gegenschein from Lunar Orbitp. 55
CSM/LM S-Band Transponderp. 55
Bistatic Radar Experimentp. 56
Apollo Window Meteoroidp. 56
Medical Experiments and Testsp. 56
Microbial Response in Space Environmentp. 56
Visual Light Flash Phenomenonp. 57
Biostackp. 57
Bone Mineral Measurementp. 57
Engineering/Operational Tests and Demonstrationp. 57
Skylab Contamination Studyp. 58
Skylab Food Packagep. 58
Improved Gas/Water Separatorp. 58
Improved Fecal Collection Bagp. 58
Electrophoretic Separation Demonstrationp. 58
Lunar Roving Vehiclep. 59
General Descriptionp. 59
Mobility Systemp. 61
Crew Stationp. 63
Navigation Systemp. 64
Power Systemp. 65
Thermal Controlp. 65
Stowage and Deploymentp. 65
Lunar Communications Relay Unit (LCRU)p. 66
Television and Ground Commanded Television Assemblyp. 67
Photographic Equipmentp. 69
Astronaut Equipmentp. 71
Space Suitp. 71
Personal Hygienep. 72
Survival Kitp. 73
Medical Kitsp. 73
Crew Food Systemp. 73
Apollo 16 Flags, Lunar Module Plaquep. 76
Saturn V Launch Vehiclep. 76
Apollo Spaceraftp. 78
Launch Escape Systemp. 78
Command Modulep. 78
Service Modulep. 79
Spacecraft-LM Adapter Structurep. 79
Lunar Modulep. 79
Crew Biographiesp. 81
Spaceflight Tracking & Data Support Networkp. 88
NASA Communications Network (NASCOM)p. 88
Environmental Impact of Apollo/Saturn V Missionp. 90
Program Managementp. 91
Conversion Tablep. 93
Tables and Illustrations
Apollo 16 vs Apollo 15 Operational Differencesp. 11
Apollo 16 Flight Profilep. 12
Comparison of Apollo Missionsp. 13
Launch Eventsp. 13
Apollo 16 In-Flight Activitiesp. 14
Apollo 16p. 14
Powered Descent Vehicle Positionsp. 16
Approach Phasep. 17
Apollo 16 Crew Post-Landing Activitiesp. 17
Apollo 16 Alternate Missionsp. 17
First View of Descartesp. 20
Film Retrieval From the Sim Bayp. 20
Apollo 16 Recoveryp. 21
Apollo 16 Traverse Comparison with Apollo 15p. 21
Descartes LRV Traversesp. 22
Apollo 16 Lunar Surface Timelinep. 23
Summary Time Linep. 23
Near LM Lunar Surface Activityp. 24
Apollo 16 Walking Traversep. 24
Apollo 16 Traverses - Geologic Sketchp. 27
Apollo Landing Sitesp. 28
Lunar Surface Science Experiment Assignmentsp. 28
Lunar Surface Experiment Scientific Discipline Contribution Correlationp. 29
Apollo 16 ALSEP Deploymentp. 30
S-IVB/IU Impactp. 32
Lunar Impact Target for Spent LM Ascent Stagep. 32
Lunar Magnetic Environmentp. 34
Active Seismic Experimentp. 37
Active Seismic Experiment Mortar Mode Conceptp. 38
Soil Mechanics Experiment Penetrometerp. 40
Lunar Portable Magnetometerp. 41
Tripod-Mounted Schmidt Electronographic UV Camera/Spectroscopep. 42
Lunar Geology Hand Toolsp. 47
Lunar Geology Sample Containersp. 48
Extractorp. 48
Apollo 16 Orbital Timelinep. 50
Apollo 16 Potential Lunar Orbit Coveragep. 51
Mission SIM Bay Science Equipment Installationp. 52
Apollo Mapping Camera Systemsp. 53
Apollo Subsatellitep. 54
SIM Bay Subsatellite Experiments Conceptsp. 54
LRV Without Stowed Payloadp. 60
LRV Components and Dimensionsp. 61
LRV Wheelp. 62
LRV Crew Station Components Control and Display Consolep. 63
Hand Controllerp. 64
LRV Deployment Sequencep. 66
Lunar Field Geology Equipment Stowage on LRVp. 67
Apollo 16 Television Eventsp. 69
TV and Photographic Equipmentp. 70
Extravehicular Mobility Unitp. 71
Apollo 16 Menu - Bluep. 74
Apollo 16 - LMII Menup. 75
Apollo 16 Pantry Stowage Itemsp. 75
Saturn V Launch Vehiclep. 77
Command Modulep. 78
Lunar Modulep. 80
Manned Space Flight Tracking Networkp. 89
Apollo/Saturn officialsp. 92
Conversion Tablep. 93
Pre-Mission Operation Report
Summary of Apollo/Saturn Flightsp. 96
NASA OMSF Mission Objectives for Apollo 16p. 97
Mission Operationsp. 97
Launch Windowsp. 97
Launch through TLIp. 98
Translunar Coast through LOIp. 98
DOI through Landingp. 99
Landing Site Descartes Regionp. 100
Lunar Surface Operationsp. 100
EVA Periodsp. 102
Lunar Orbit Operationsp. 105
TLI through Landingp. 106
Post Landing Operationsp. 107
Alternate Missionsp. 107
Experiments, Detailed Objectives, In-Flight Demonstrations, Operational Testsp. 108
Detailed Objectivesp. 114
In-flight Demonstrationp. 115
Operational Testp. 115
Mission Configuration and Differencesp. 115
TV and Photographic Equipmentp. 117
Flight Crew Datap. 118
Mission Management Responsibilityp. 120
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 121
Figures
1 Apollo 16 Flight Profilep. 98
2 DOI, Separation, & CSM Circularizationp. 99
3 Apollo 16 Landing Sitep. 100
4 Descartes LRV Traversesp. 101
5 Near LM Lunar Surface Activityp. 102
6 Apollo 16 ALSEP Deploymentp. 103
7 Apollo 16 EVA-1 Timelinep. 104
8 Apollo 16 EVA-2 Timelinep. 104
9 Apollo 16 EVA-3 Timelinep. 105
10 Apollo 16 Prime Crewp. 119
Tables
1 Launch Windowsp. 97
2 TV and Photographic Equipmentp. 118
Post Mission Operation Report
NASA OMSF Mission Objectives for Apollo 16p. 123
Assessment of Apollo 16p. 123
Introductionp. 124
Prelaunchp. 124
Launch, Earth Parking Orbit, & TLIp. 124
Translunar Coastp. 124
LOI and S-IVB Impactp. 126
Descent Orbitp. 126
Undocking Powered Descent & Landingp. 127
Lunar Surfacep. 127
Ascent Rendezvous & Dockingp. 130
TLI and Coastp. 130
Entry & Landingp. 131
Astronaut Recovery Operationsp. 131
Command Module Retrieval Operationsp. 131
Systems Performancep. 131
Flight Crew Performancep. 132
Surface Sciencep. 132
In-flight sciencep. 137
Figures
1 Landing Site & Traversesp. 129
2 Moon Positions Relative to Earth-Sun Linep. 136
Tables
1 Apollo 16 Objectives & experimentsp. 139
2 Apollo 16 achievementsp. 141
3 Apollo 16 Powered Flight sequence of Eventsp. 141
4 Apollo 16 Mission Sequence of Eventsp. 142
5 Apollo 16 Translunar & Maneuver Summaryp. 143
6 Apollo 16 Lunar Orbit Summaryp. 143
7 Apollo 16 Lunar Orbit Summaryp. 144
8 TransEarth Maneuver Summaryp. 144
9 Consumables Summaryp. 145
10 Launch Vehicle Discrepancyp. 145
11 CSM Discrepancy Summaryp. 146
12 LM Discrepancy Summaryp. 146
13 LRV Discrepancy Summaryp. 146
14 Crew/Experiment Discrepancy Summaryp. 147
Technical Crew Debriefing
Suiting and Ingressp. 149
Status Checks and Countdownp. 149
Powered Flightp. 152
Earth Orbit and Systems Checkoutp. 155
Tli Through S-IVB Closeoutp. 156
Translunar Coastp. 160
LOI, DOI, Lunar Module Checkoutp. 175
Activation Through Separationp. 180
Separation Through LM Touchdownp. 186
Lunar Surfacep. 191
SecondEVAp. 214
Third EVAp. 220
CSM Circumlunar Operationsp. 228
Lift-Off, Rendezvous, and Dockingp. 235
Lunar Module Jettison Through Teip. 239
Transearth Coastp. 242
Entryp. 258
Landing and Recoveryp. 260
Trainingp. 261
Command Module Systems Operationsp. 275
Lunar Module Systems Operationsp. 281
LRV Operationsp. 283
EMU Systemsp. 284
Flight Equipmentp. 286
Flight Data Filep. 288
Visual Sightingsp. 295
Premission Planningp. 295
Mission Controlp. 296
Human Factorsp. 296
Miscellaneousp. 309