Apollo 11 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5) Owners' Workshop Manual
An Insight into the Hardware from the First Manned Mission to Land on the Moon
Riley, Christopher - Dolling, Philip
On 20th July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. But it had taken 400,000 men and women across the United States to put him and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin there. Achieving technical miracles and overcoming bureaucratic battles, daunting setbacks and tragedies, Apollo's engineers and scientists worked out how to transport human beings and their home comforts across a quarter of a million miles of hostile space, to live and work on the surface of an unexplored allen world.
That all this was achieved before the age of micro-computers, mobile phones and the Internet, when slide rules were still in every engineer's top pocket, is even more exceptional. The seven million engineered parts invented to fly a single mission all had to work perfectly.
Forty years on, the reality of just how difficult it was to achieve a lunar landing in the mid-20th Century is recounted in this book. From the raw fire-breathing power of the mighty Saturn V rocket to the individual stitching on the fingertips of a pressure-suit glove, this book chronicles the audacity of engineers who dared to dream that such a voyage was possible and then made it happen.
Hardcover, large format
196 Seiten / pages
many photos and drawings
very good condition
Sparkfort, UK - 2015 - Haynes Publishing