Released on 2007-12-28Categories Science

Return to the Moon

Return to the Moon

Author: Harrison Schmitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387310640

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon—to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. With governments playing a supporting role—just as they have in the development of modern commercial aeronautics and agricultural production—Schmitt believes that a fundamentally private enterprise is the only type of organization capable of sustaining such an effort and, eventually, even making it pay off.
Released on 2019-06-04Categories Science

Returning People to the Moon After Apollo

Returning People to the Moon After Apollo

Author: Pat Norris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030149154

Category: Science

Page: 231

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July 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the surface of the Moon. As people around the world celebrate the anniversary of this great American achievement, they might wonder why there have been no further human missions to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. This book assesses the legacy of the Apollo missions based on several decades of space developments since the program’s end. The question of why we haven’t sent humans back to the Moon is explored through a multidisciplinary lens that weaves together technological and historical perspectives. The nine manned Apollo missions, including the six that landed on the Moon, are described here by an author who has 50 years of experience in the space industry and whose work spanned the Apollo 8–13 missions. The final section of the book provides a comprehensive assessment of today’s programs and current plans for sending humans to the Moon.
Released on 2022-08Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Returning to the Moon

Returning to the Moon

Author: Bruce Berglund

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781666337181

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 929

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. For the next three years, several other missions to the moon helped scientists learn more about space travel. However, nobody has been to the moon since 1972. Today, NASA is planning to go back to the moon for the first time in more than 50 years. In this nonfiction graphic novel, young readers can tag along with Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists to discover how NASA plans to finally return to the moon and establish a permanent presence on Earth's closest neighbor.
Released on 2008-02-13Categories Science

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Author: W. David Woods

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387740669

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces what was a massive accomplishment right from the early launches through manned orbital spaceflights, detailing each step. Out of the battlefields of World War II came the gifted German engineers and designers who developed the V-2 rocket, which evolved into the powerful Saturn V booster that propelled men to the Moon. David Woods tells this exciting story, starting from America’s postwar astronautical research facilities. The techniques and procedures developed have been recognised as an example of human exploration at its greatest, demonstrating a peak of technological excellence.
Released on 2012-10-10Categories History

Moon Men Return

Moon Men Return

Author: Scott Carmichael

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612512525

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 394

The splashdown and recovery of Apollo 11 on 24 July 1969 was a historic event, which fulfilled President John F. Kennedy s national goal of placing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth by the end of the 1960s. This book tells the dramatic story of the USS Hornet s recovery of the astronauts after the splashdown of their command module. This detailed account draws not only on historical records but also on the memories of eighty men who served aboard the Hornet and participated in the recovery operation, including Navy UDT frogman John M. Wolfram, who was the first to reach the Apollo II astronauts. Their inside account offers deck-level perspectives of events and includes details never before documented for the public. Their stories reveal that although the recovery operation looked easy and uneventful, there were many problems to overcome. For example, a machinist s mate had to repair a broken propeller shaft while the ship was underway so the Hornet could reach the point of splashdown on time; storms forced the ship to navigate by dead reckoning placing it miles away from its destination just minutes before Apollo came down; and a HS-4 helicopter narrowly avoided colliding with the command module due to heavy cloud cover. Yet, according to the author, the VIPs on the Hornet never suspected anything amiss. In addition to these behind-the-scenes stories, the book includes a never before published photograph of the Apollo 11 command module as it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Previously known only to those associated with the Navy SEAL who took the photo, the author established its authenticity through interviews with those on the helicopter and those who processed the photograph on the Hornet. Other photographs not previously released to the public, including surface-level photos taken by UDT swimmers during the recovery procedure are also among the illustrations displayed in the book.