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Rocket Ranch

The Nuts And Bolts Of The Apollo Moon Program At Kennedy Space Center

Rocket Ranch - Ward, Jonathan H. - ISBN: 9783319177885
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Luchtvaart- en ruimtetechniek
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Beschrijving

Jonathan Ward Takes The Reader Deep Into The Facilities At Kennedy Space Center To Describe Nasa's First Computer Systems Used For Spacecraft And Rocket Checkout And Explain How Tests And Launches Proceeded.

Details

Titel: Rocket Ranch
auteur: Ward, Jonathan H.
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 331
Uitgever: Springer International Publishing Ag
Plaats van publicatie: 04
NUR: Luchtvaart- en ruimtetechniek
Afmetingen: 174 x 242 x 16
Gewicht: 614 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9783319177885
Intern nummer: 29950833

Recensie

"Ward ... makes the inner workings of the Apollo and Saturn space missions very understandable. ... He does a fantastic job of showing the behind-the-scenes work that allowed the Apollo and Saturn space missions to take place. All readers interested in the history of space exploration will enjoy this work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels." (C. Charnaswskas-Jasionowicz, Choice, Vol. 53 (9), May, 2016) "Rocket Ranch is an enjoyable overview of the Kennedy Space Center during the 1960s and a once-over-lightly account of the Moon landing program. ... Contained here is the best account I have seen of the computing efforts at KSC and the operational aspects of the Apollo program. There is also a lengthy chapter on the Apollo 1 fire that many will find of interest. Ward relies on more than seventy interviews that he personally conducted ... ." (Roger Launius's Blog, launiusr.wordpress.com, March, 2016) "Rocket Ranch is the most recent attempt by memorabilia collectors to provide a technical description of Kennedy Space Center. Space Center enthusiasts and technophiles will love the detailed descriptions and the stories drawn from Ward's interviews with employees, contractors, and associates of Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era. ... Kennedy Space Center technophiles will love Ward's Rocket Ranch for providing them a more detailed and largely accurate description of Apollo-era technology infrastructure in a well-organized tour guide format." (Orville Butler, Quest, Vol. 23 (2), 2016)

Inhoudsopgave

Introduction.- Setting the Stage for Apollo/Saturn 1960-1966.- The Apollo 1 Fire.- The Spacecraft Assembly and Checkout Facilities.- The VAB and the Mobile Launcher.- The Launch Control Center and Firing Rooms.- Launch Pads 39A and 39B.- Life at the Launch Pad.- Epilogue: The End of an Era.

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