By Kim Masters Evans
A great and intensely readable evaluate of US/NASA house program"I learn yet another e-book bedore I learn this one. This booklet gave me a "more historical view" of the united states area software, than the single ebook I learn and 3 different I browsed. The e-book is mild in weight (paperback model) so it's more straightforward on my hand and hands whereas interpreting( that implies i will be able to learn longer time with out getting drained. The writing and magnificence are transparent and concise. I loved the prose. a number of the books I browsed have sentenses too lengthy or too awkward. It has sufficient technical details in addition to ancient "tid-bits" to make it enjoyable to read."
__________Отличная книга об американской космической программе. Автор в простой и увлекательной манере рассказывает о создании и истории НАСА, о военных и гражданских космических организациях США, о корабле многоразового использования "Шаттл", строительстве МКС, исследовании Солнечной системы космическими зондами, включая Марс и дальние планеты, а также об отношении американского общества к космической программе. Для широкого круга читателей.
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Two lost control and crashed, whereas the remaining five achieved soft landings. In 1967 Surveyor 6 was particularly successful. During its mission NASA controllers were able to lift the spacecraft about ten feet off the ground and set it softly back down again. NASA was ready to put humans aboard a lunar lander. 2 shows the three modules stacked atop a rocket for launch. The massive Saturn V rocket developed by von Braun was the launch vehicle selected for the Apollo spacecraft. The astronauts rode in the command module during launch and reentry.
The investigation also revealed a number of management and contractor problems. NASA set about redesigning the Apollo modules and reorganized top management staff. The Moon landing that was scheduled for late 1968 was delayed until 1969 due to the Apollo 1 tragedy. gif (accessed December 31, 2007) SOURCE: One Giant Leap By late 1968 the Apollo program was making tremendous strides. The first manned flight, Apollo 7, was launched on October 11, 1968. Apollo 7 included the first live television broadcast from a manned spacecraft.
9 billion, with about 90% of that money going to outside contractors and university research programs. In 1967 more than 307,000 people at installations around the country worked in support of the Apollo program. NASA’s employees numbered about 34,100. Rangers and Surveyors A series of nine Ranger probes had been launched between 1961 and 1965. They were designed to flight-test lunar spacecraft, take photographs of the Moon, and collect data on radiation, magnetic fields, and solar plasma (charged gases emitted from the Sun).
Space Exploration: Triumph and Tragedies by Kim Masters Evans