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How Apollo flew to the Moon, W. David Woods

Label
How Apollo flew to the Moon
Title
How Apollo flew to the Moon
Statement of responsibility
W. David Woods
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Woods, W. David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL799.M6
LC item number
W665 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer-praxis books in space exploration
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Space flight
Label
How Apollo flew to the Moon, W. David Woods
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [525]-528) and index
Contents
  • 1. Apollo : an extraordinary adventure -- The meaning of Apollo -- Dreaming of the Moon -- The Apollo spaceship -- Which way? -- Lunar orbit rendezvous -- Equipment -- Swords to ploughshares : von Braun's rockets -- 2. The Apollo flights : a brief history -- An alphabet of missions -- Failure of imagination -- Back in the saddle : Apollo 4 -- The lunar module flies : Apollo 5 --The Saturn balks : Apollo 6 -- Testing block II : Apollo 7 -- Gutsy decisions : Apollo 8 -- A complete system test : Apollo 9 -- A dress rehearsal : Apollo 10 -- Task accomplished : Apollo 11 -- LIghtning strikes : Apollo 12 -- The successful failure : Apollo 13 -- Try again : Apollo 14 -- Exploration at its greatest : Apollo 15 -- New knowledge : Apollo 16 -- The last hurrah : Apollo 17 -- Goodbye Apollo
  • 3. Launch : a fiery departure -- Preparations for launch -- Lift-off -- Getting through the atmosphere -- Second stage -- Third stage -- 4. Earth orbit and TLI --Settling into orbit -- Around the world in 90 minutes -- Coasting around Earth -- The route to the Moon -- 5. Retrieving the lander -- Leaving Earth -- Transposition, docking and extraction -- "No latch, Houston" -- The fate of the S-IVB -- 6. Navigating to the Moon -- Crossing cislunar space -- Ground-based tracking -- Navigation from the spacecraft -- The guidance and navigation system -- 7. Coasting to the Moon -- Three men in a submarine -- Sustaining life -- The personal bit -- Cool air -- PTC : spacecraft on a spit -- Stirring the tanks : genesis of a failure -- Communications -- Telly from the Moon -- Checking the lunar module -- 8. Entering lunar orbit : the LOI manoeuvre -- The service module -- How not to crash into the Moon -- Lunar encounter -- The LOI PAD : it isn't magic -- The black void -- Luna close up : burning LOI
  • 9. Preparations for landing -- Overjoyed -- The second arrival burn -- How not to crash into the Moon -- The joys of lunar orbit -- In the descent orbit -- Entering the lunar module -- Continuing preparations -- Undocking -- 10. Next stop : the Moon -- Go for the Pro" : the landing begins -- Slowing down : P63 -- "Hey, there it is!" : pitchover and P64 -- "Picking up some dust" : P66 -- 11. Down in the dust -- Postlanding -- Suiting up -- Going for a walk -- The lonely world of the CMP -- 12. Exploration at its greatest -- Luna cognita -- Unmanned probes -- Apollo reaches the Moon -- Science on the Moon -- Surface experiments -- Science station in lunar orbit -- The Moon after Apollo -- 13. Rendezvous and docking -- Orbital mechanics -- We have lift-off... from the Moon! -- Rendezvous techniques -- Braking and station-keeping -- A long day -- The role of mission control -- Epitaph for the lunar module -- 14. Heading for home -- Mission accomplished... nearly -- Trans-Earth injection -- Subsatellite -- The TEI PAD : a worked example -- Counting down to the burn -- Final AOS -- The long fall to Earth -- A walk outside : EVA
  • 15. Re-entry -- A fiery return -- In we come : entry from start to finish -- The entry PAD : a worked example -- Final four hours -- Last hour -- Human shooting star : P63 -- Ensuring capture : P64 -- Aiming for the ships : P67 -- Splashdown -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Appendix 1: Computer programs -- Appendix 2: Mission data
Control code
2011921113
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New and expanded ed., 2nd ed.
Extent
xxxi, 555 p.
Isbn
9781441971784
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011921113
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
How Apollo flew to the Moon, W. David Woods
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [525]-528) and index
Contents
  • 1. Apollo : an extraordinary adventure -- The meaning of Apollo -- Dreaming of the Moon -- The Apollo spaceship -- Which way? -- Lunar orbit rendezvous -- Equipment -- Swords to ploughshares : von Braun's rockets -- 2. The Apollo flights : a brief history -- An alphabet of missions -- Failure of imagination -- Back in the saddle : Apollo 4 -- The lunar module flies : Apollo 5 --The Saturn balks : Apollo 6 -- Testing block II : Apollo 7 -- Gutsy decisions : Apollo 8 -- A complete system test : Apollo 9 -- A dress rehearsal : Apollo 10 -- Task accomplished : Apollo 11 -- LIghtning strikes : Apollo 12 -- The successful failure : Apollo 13 -- Try again : Apollo 14 -- Exploration at its greatest : Apollo 15 -- New knowledge : Apollo 16 -- The last hurrah : Apollo 17 -- Goodbye Apollo
  • 3. Launch : a fiery departure -- Preparations for launch -- Lift-off -- Getting through the atmosphere -- Second stage -- Third stage -- 4. Earth orbit and TLI --Settling into orbit -- Around the world in 90 minutes -- Coasting around Earth -- The route to the Moon -- 5. Retrieving the lander -- Leaving Earth -- Transposition, docking and extraction -- "No latch, Houston" -- The fate of the S-IVB -- 6. Navigating to the Moon -- Crossing cislunar space -- Ground-based tracking -- Navigation from the spacecraft -- The guidance and navigation system -- 7. Coasting to the Moon -- Three men in a submarine -- Sustaining life -- The personal bit -- Cool air -- PTC : spacecraft on a spit -- Stirring the tanks : genesis of a failure -- Communications -- Telly from the Moon -- Checking the lunar module -- 8. Entering lunar orbit : the LOI manoeuvre -- The service module -- How not to crash into the Moon -- Lunar encounter -- The LOI PAD : it isn't magic -- The black void -- Luna close up : burning LOI
  • 9. Preparations for landing -- Overjoyed -- The second arrival burn -- How not to crash into the Moon -- The joys of lunar orbit -- In the descent orbit -- Entering the lunar module -- Continuing preparations -- Undocking -- 10. Next stop : the Moon -- Go for the Pro" : the landing begins -- Slowing down : P63 -- "Hey, there it is!" : pitchover and P64 -- "Picking up some dust" : P66 -- 11. Down in the dust -- Postlanding -- Suiting up -- Going for a walk -- The lonely world of the CMP -- 12. Exploration at its greatest -- Luna cognita -- Unmanned probes -- Apollo reaches the Moon -- Science on the Moon -- Surface experiments -- Science station in lunar orbit -- The Moon after Apollo -- 13. Rendezvous and docking -- Orbital mechanics -- We have lift-off... from the Moon! -- Rendezvous techniques -- Braking and station-keeping -- A long day -- The role of mission control -- Epitaph for the lunar module -- 14. Heading for home -- Mission accomplished... nearly -- Trans-Earth injection -- Subsatellite -- The TEI PAD : a worked example -- Counting down to the burn -- Final AOS -- The long fall to Earth -- A walk outside : EVA
  • 15. Re-entry -- A fiery return -- In we come : entry from start to finish -- The entry PAD : a worked example -- Final four hours -- Last hour -- Human shooting star : P63 -- Ensuring capture : P64 -- Aiming for the ships : P67 -- Splashdown -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Appendix 1: Computer programs -- Appendix 2: Mission data
Control code
2011921113
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
New and expanded ed., 2nd ed.
Extent
xxxi, 555 p.
Isbn
9781441971784
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011921113
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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