Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published.

Author: Hamish Lindsay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447102557

Category: Science

Page: 428

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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.
Categories: Science

Read You Loud and Clear

 Read You Loud and Clear

More than anything else, the story of NASA's STDN is about the "unsung heroes of the space program."

Author: Sunny Tsiao

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: IND:30000077070708

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 481

View: 940

These accounts tell how international goodwill and foreign cooperation were crucial to the operation of the network and why the space agency chose to build the STDN the way it did. More than anything else, the story of NASA's STDN is about the "unsung heroes of the space program."
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Read You Loud and Clear

 Read You Loud and Clear

The story spans the early days of satellite tracking using the Minitrack Network, through the expansion of the Satellite Tracking And Data Acquisition Network (STADAN) and the Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN), and finally, to the Space ...

Author: Sunny Tsiao

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160801915

Category: Government publications

Page: 481

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From the Dust Jacket: Regardless of how sophisticated it may be, no spacecraft is of any value unless it can be tracked accurately to determine where it is and how it is performing. At the height of the space race, 6,000 men and women operated NASA's Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network at some two dozen locations across five continents. This network, known as the STDN, began its operation by tracking Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite that was launched into space by the former Soviet Union. Over the next 40 years, the network was destined to play a crucial role on every near-Earth space mission that NASA flew. Whether it was receiving the first television images from space, tracking Apollo astronauts to the Moon and back, or data acquiring for Earth science, the STDN was that intricate network behind the scenes making the missions possible. Some called it the "Invisible Network," a hallmark of which was that no NASA mission has ever been compromised due to a network failure. Read You Loud and Clear! is a historical account of the STDN, starting with its formation in the late 1950s to what it is today in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It traces the roots of the tracking network from its beginnings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) space-based constellation of today. The story spans the early days of satellite tracking using the Minitrack Network, through the expansion of the Satellite Tracking And Data Acquisition Network (STADAN) and the Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN), and finally, to the Space and Ground Networks of today. Written from a nontechnical perspective, the author has translated a highly technical subject into historical accounts told within the framework of the U.S. space program. These accounts tell how international goodwill and foreign cooperation were crucial to the operation of the network and why the space agency chose to build the STDN the way it did. More than anything else, the story of NASA's STDN is about the "unsung heroes of the space program."
Categories: Government publications

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

David Woods tells this exciting story, starting from America’s postwar astronautical research facilities.

Author: W. David Woods

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038774066X

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.
Categories: Science

Moon

Moon

2 James Harford, Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat
America to the Moon (New York, 1997), pp. 64–90. 3 Hamish Lindsay, Tracking
Apollo tothe Moon(London, 2001), p.20. 4 Ibid., 24. p. 5 Ibid.,p. 87. 6 Ibid.,p. 119.

Author: Edgar Williams

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233215

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Long before a rocket hit the Man in the Moon in the eye in Georges Méliès’s early film Le Voyage dans la Lune, the earth’s lone satellite had entranced humans. We have worshipped it as a deity, believed it to cause madness, used it as a means of organizing time, and we now know that it manipulates the tides—our understanding of the moon continues to evolve. Following the moon from its origins to its rich cultural resonance in literature, art, religion, and politics, Moon provides a comprehensive account of the significance of our lunar companion. Edgar Williams explores the interdependence of the Earth and the moon, not only the possibility that life on Earth would not be viable without the moon, but also the way it has embedded itself in culture. In addition to delving into roles the moon has played in literature from science fiction and comics to poetry, he examines how Elizabeth I was worshipped as the moon goddess Diana, the moon’s place in folklore and astrology, and humanity’s long-standing dream of inhabiting its surface. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this book is the kind of succinct, witty, and informative look at everything lunar that only comes around once in a blue moon.
Categories: Nature

Apollo Moon Missions

Apollo Moon Missions

Godwin , Robert , ed . Apollo 11 : The NASA Mission Reports ( Volume One ) .
Burlington , Ontario : Apogee Books , 1999 . http : / / www . aerospaceweb . org / .
Lindsay , Hamish . Tracking Apollo to the Moon . New York : Springer , 2001 .

Author: Billy Watkins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260415

Category: History

Page: 202

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In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. It seemed like an impossible mission and one that the Russians?who had launched the first satellite and put the first man into Earth orbit?would surely achieve before the Americans. However, the ingenuity, passion, and sacrifice of thousands of ordinary people from all walks of life enabled the space program to meet this extraordinary goal. This is the story of fourteen of those men and women who worked behind the scenes, without fanfare or recognition, to make the Apollo missions successful.
Categories: History

Apollo 12 On the Ocean of Storms

Apollo 12   On the Ocean of Storms

This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has bene told in its entirety, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441976078

Category: Science

Page: 522

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In July 1969 the ‘amiable strangers’ that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience while taking care of business. This is the story of their mission, told largely in their own words. Their exploits and accomplishments showed how conservative the inaugural mission had been. With its two moonwalks, deployment of the first geophysical station on the Moon, and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first men to land on the Moon. The Apollo 12 mission also spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for success in future lunar surface explorations. In addition to official documents, published prior to and after the mission, APOLLO 12 – ON THE OCEAN OF STORMS draws on the flight transcript and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.
Categories: Science

Apollo and America s Moon Landing Program

Apollo and America s Moon Landing Program

Every aspect of the first manned flight to the moon is discussed from launch to landing. This is an invaluable addition to the ebook library of anyone interested in the Apollo moon landings.

Author: World Spaceflight News

Publisher:

ISBN: 1973398281

Category:

Page: 62

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This official NASA document provides the complete transcription of the historic Apollo 8 post-flight debriefing given by astronauts Frank Borman (Commander), William A. Anders (Lunar Module Pilot), and James A. Lovell Jr. (Command Module Pilot). Every aspect of the first manned flight to the moon is discussed from launch to landing. This is an invaluable addition to the ebook library of anyone interested in the Apollo moon landings. Contents include: INGRESS AND STATUS CHECKS * POWERED FLIGHT * FLIGHT OPERATIONS * LANDING AND RECOVERY * SYSTEMS OPERATION * VISUAL SIGHTINGS * PREMISSION PLANNING * MISSION CONTROL * TRAINING * CONCLUDING COMMENTS Apollo 8 launched from Cape Kennedy on Dec. 21, 1968, placing astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell Jr. and William Anders into a 114 by 118 mile parking orbit at 32.6 degrees. During the 20-hour period in lunar orbit, the crew conducted a full, sleepless schedule of tasks including landmark and landing site tracking, vertical stereo photography, stereo navigation photography and sextant navigation. At the end of the 10th lunar orbit, at 89 hours, 19 minutes, and 16 seconds, a three-minute, 23-second trans-Earth injection burn was conducted, adding 3,522 feet per second. Only one midcourse correction, a burn of five feet per second conducted at 104 hours, was required instead of the three scheduled. Six telecasts were conducted during the mission: two during translunar coast, two during lunar orbit and two during trans-Earth coast. These transmissions were telecast worldwide and in real time to all five continents. During a telecast on Christmas Eve, the crew read verses from the first chapter of Genesis and wished viewers, "Good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas and God bless all of you -- all of you on the good Earth." All telecasts were of excellent quality. Voice communications also were exceptionally good throughout the mission. Separation of the command module, or CM, from the SM occurred at 146 hours, 31 minutes. A double-skip maneuver conducted during the re-entry steering phase resulted in an altitude gain of 25,000 to 30,000 feet. The re-entry velocity was 24,696 mph, with heatshield temperatures reaching 5,000 degrees F. Parachute deployment and other re-entry events were nominal. Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 10:51 a.m. EST Dec. 27. The splashdown was about 5,100 yards from the recovery ship USS Yorktown, 147 hours after launch and precisely on time. According to prior planning, helicopters and aircraft hovered over the spacecraft, and pararescue personnel were not deployed until local sunrise, 50 minutes after splashdown. The Apollo 8 crew reached the recovery ship at 12:20 p.m. EST.
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Moon Landing Project Apollo

Moon Landing  Project Apollo

... OCEAS WARI CARION 3 SOUTN ATLANTIC CANBERRA OCEAN S A MOLO
PACKING SANTIPS APOLLO BANGI INSTR AIRCON Inmmons The manned
space flight tracking network for the Apollo moon missions extends around the
world ...

Author: James C. Sparks

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002035684

Category: Space flight to the moon

Page: 109

View: 939

Traces each step of the Apollo 11 flight, from the development of the "hardware" to splashdown, and analyzes the importance of this mission and future space exploration.
Categories: Space flight to the moon

To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

Personal perspective on the history of intensive space exploration from the 1940s to the 1970s and the involvement of Australian astronomers, technicians and scientists.11 yrs+

Author: Bryan Sullivan

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780207200090

Category: Moon

Page: 196

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When man took the first step on the moon it was a bunch of Australian technicians who tracked the spacecraft and sent the television pictures to the world. They were from Honeysuckle Creek in the ACT. This is their story, told by Bryan Sullivan, one of the technicians and his wife, Jackie French. This work is suitable for children aged 10-14.
Categories: Moon

Moon Shot

Moon Shot

The Inside Story of America's Apollo Moon Landings Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton
, Jay Barbree. top. He focused ... Thousands of other men and women were on
duty at tracking stations around the world, in tracking and recovery ships at sea ...

Author: Alan Shepard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453211922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

View: 583

New York Times bestseller for fans of First Man: A “breathtaking” insider history of NASA’s space program—from astronauts Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (Entertainment Weekly). On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Choice

Choice

Tracking Apollo to the moon . Springer , 2001. 426p bibl index afp ISBN 1-85233-
212-3 , $ 39.95 Lindsay worked at NASA's Muchea tracking station near Perth ,
Australia , from 1963 to 1981. His experience enables him to offer an excellent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016849090

Category: Academic libraries

Page:

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Categories: Academic libraries

Applications and Experiments

Applications and Experiments

In1969,a newerafor studying Earth–Moon dynamics has started,when Apollo 11
astronauts deployed thefirst ... Currently (in the year2013), four active LLR sites
track the Moon routinely:the McDonald Observatory inTexas, USA, the ...

Author: Sergei M. Kopeikin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110379532

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Relativistic celestial mechanics – investigating the motion celestial bodies under the influence of general relativity – is a major tool of modern experimental gravitational physics. With a wide range of prominent authors from the field, this two-volume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area of relativistic celestial mechanics – starting from more classical topics such as the regime of asymptotically-flat spacetime, light propagation and celestial ephemerides, but also including its role in cosmology and alternative theories of gravity as well as modern experiments in this area. This second volume of a two-volume series covers applications of the theory as well as experimental verifications. From tools to determine light travel times in curved space-time to laser ranging between earth and moon and between satellites, and impacts on the definition of time scales and clock comparison techniques, a variety of effects is discussed. On the occasion of his 80-th birthday, these two volumes honor V. A. Brumberg – one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics. Contributions include: J. Simon, A. Fienga: Victor Brumberg and the French school of analytical celestial mechanics T. Fukushima: Elliptic functions and elliptic integrals for celestial mechanics and dynamical astronomy P. Teyssandier: New tools for determining the light travel time in static, spherically symmetric spacetimes beyond the order G2 J. Müller, L. Biskupek, F. Hofmann and E. Mai: Lunar laser ranging and relativity N. Wex: Testing relativistic celestial mechanics with radio pulsars I. Ciufolini et al.: Dragging of inertial frames, fundamental physics, and satellite laser ranging G. Petit, P. Wolf, P. Delva: Atomic time, clocks, and clock comparisons in relativistic spacetime: a review
Categories: Science

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Where No Man Has Gone Before

When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them ...

Author: William D. Compton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078813633X

Category:

Page: 415

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When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to earth. This document records the engineering and scientific accomplishments of the people who made lunar exploration possible. It shows how scientists and engineers worked out their differences and conducted a program that was a major contribution to science as well as a stunning engineering accomplishment.
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Failure Is Not an Option

Failure Is Not an Option

The author, flight director in NASA's Mission Control, tells of the challenges in space flight from the very early years to the current time and of "his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now."--Jacket.

Author: Gene Kranz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439148815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

USA in Space

USA in Space

Beattie , Donald A . Taking Science to the Moon : Lunar Experiments and the
Apollo Program . ... of Sy Liebergot , former NASA flight controller , with emphasis
on his years working in Apollo Mission Control . Lindsay , Hamish . Tracking
Apollo ...

Author: Russell R. Tobias

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004898854

Category: Astronautics

Page: 2014

View: 573

This books includes 280 essays covering U.S. major space programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and issues from the earliest missions to the present.
Categories: Astronautics

NASA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary First Man on The Moon

NASA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary First Man on The Moon

This is a great book for nerds, science geeks, sci-fi fans, aerospace engineers, astronomers, teachers, and students. Use this notebook as a journal, diary, or logbook.

Author: Space Books by Witty Logic

Publisher:

ISBN: 1070334774

Category:

Page: 102

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This officially licensed NASA approved design features an astronaut shaped word cloud with terms/quotes from the historic event. The terms/quotes included are: Apollo 11, 1969-2019, 50th Anniversary, July 20, 1969, moon landing, "The Eagle has landed", "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," First man on the moon, Sea of Tranquility, NASA, Lunar Module, Saturn V, Columbia, magnificent desolation, moonwalk, Tranquility Base, and Watched by 530 million people. This is a great book for nerds, science geeks, sci-fi fans, aerospace engineers, astronomers, teachers, and students. Use this notebook as a journal, diary, or logbook. It's excellent for writing, planning, tracking, brainstorming, notes, lists, passwords, contacts, work, school, hobbies, and traveling. Product details: 6x9 Paperback 100 Pages Blank Lined Journal Paper Matte Cover Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, 2019 and look forward to the Artemis mission in 2024. This retro design makes an awesome gift for aspiring astronauts, astronomy / space enthusiasts, and history buffs. Click "Space Books by Witty Logic" for more.
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Apollo 17

Apollo 17

This book contains many of the internal NASA documents from this extraordinary voyage made commercially available for the first time. Book.

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Apogee Books

ISBN: PSU:000050001811

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Trained crew was veteran Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan, returning to the moon for a second time this time with the intention of living there for three days. sApollo 17 was the culmination of man's greatest programme of exploration. An unparallelled triumph of planning and technology flown by a team of professionals with expert precision. This book contains many of the internal NASA documents from this extraordinary voyage made commercially available for the first time. Book.
Categories: Science

NASA s Moon Program

NASA s Moon Program

APOLLO SITE SHORT-LIST When the Apollo Site Selection Board met on 30
March 1967 the Apollo officials ... not allow sufficient time after rounding the
eastern limb for radio tracking to verify the lander's trajectory prior to powered
descent, ...

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387681320

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 348

In 'Paving the Way for Apollo 11' David Harland explains the lure of the Moon to classical philosophers, astronomers, and geologists, and how NASA set out to investigate the Moon in preparation for a manned lunar landing mission. It focuses particularly on the Lunar Orbiter and Surveyor missions.
Categories: Science

CQ

CQ

The Voice of Apollo - 8 BY HOWARD W . KELLEY , * K4DSN Table I - Frequency
Chart of Apollo Moon Missions Freq . ( mc ) Mode Information 2287 . 500 ( sec )
PM Voice , tracking / ranging , data 2272 . 500 FM TV , data 2106 . 400 ( pri ) PM
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001001590

Category: Amateur radio stations

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Categories: Amateur radio stations