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Apollo 12 : on the ocean of storms / David M. Harland.

By: Harland, David M. (David Michael), 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration: Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Springer published in association with Praxis, c2011Description: xix, 522 p. : illustrations (some col.), maps, plans, ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781441976062 (pbk.); 144197606X (pbk.).Subject(s): Apollo 12 (Spacecraft) -- History | Project Apollo (U.S.) | Space flight to the moon -- History | Space flight -- United States -- History | Manned space flight -- History | Moon -- Exploration -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
Planning and preparations : The challenge ; Conrad, Gordon and Bean ; Learning to fly in space ; The Apollo program ; How Pete missed being 'First Man' ; Call signs and patch ; Lunar surface experiments ; Landing site selection ; Preparing the space vehicle ; Crew training -- Moonbound : Countdown ; Launch day ; An electrifying ascent ; Parking orbit ; Translunar injection ; Retrieving Intrepid ; Checking Intrepid ; Hybrid manoeuvre ; Intrepid again ; Into lunar orbit ; Pinpoint landing -- A visit to the snowman : Where are we? ; EVA preparations ; First moonwalk ; Sleeping over ; Second moonwalk ; Idle time -- The voyage home : Rendezvous ; Discarding Intrepid ; Orbital photography ; Leaving orbit ; Science questions ; Press conference ; The final leg ; After splashdown ; The first 'rock fest' ; Future prospects.
Summary: With its two moonwalks, deployment of a geophysical station and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first man to land on the Moon. It demonstrated the precision landing capability required for the success of future lunar surface explorations. This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has been told in its entirely, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama. --Book cover.
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"NASA's moon program ; Apollo XII Conrad - Gordon - Bean"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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