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Title:
Virtual Apollo : a pictorial essay of the engineering and construction of the Apollo command and service modules : the historic spacecraft that took man to the moon
Author:
Sullivan, Scott P.
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Publication Information:
Burlington, Ontario, Canada : Collector's Guide Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations : 26 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781896522944
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Helps to get acquainted with the Apollo spacecraft and learn the story of its design and construction. This title includees full colour drawings that provide views of the Command and Service Modules complete with details of construction and fabrication.


Author Notes

Scott P. Sullivan is a freelance mechanical designer and artist. His design portfolio includes work for Rayovac, Warner Bros., and Intel.


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Choice Review

Project Apollo was one of the greatest technological successes of the Cold War era and perhaps one of the greatest feats ever in US history. This highly visible endeavor resulted in humans landing on the moon in 1969 and five additional lunar missions. Sullivan's book contains hundreds of color diagrams and figures of the Apollo command and service modules, but it is very light on text. Detailed views of every aspect of the spacecrafts both from inside and outside are included. There is some brief information on the history of North American, the prime contractor for both Apollo modules, as well as a description of the lessons learned from the Apollo 1 tragedy. The emphasis clearly is on the pictures and diagrams. Although this book may be interesting for Apollo enthusiasts, it is of more limited value to those who have a general interest in space history or to readers wanting to learn more about the achievements of the Apollo program. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers. General Readers. Reviewed by J. Z. Kiss.