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Apollo 12 : on the Ocean of Storms

by Harland, David M. 1955-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TL789.8.U6 A538424 2011x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  TL789.8.U6 A538424 2011x
 
 
Summary
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.
Additional Information
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Subjects Apollo 12 (Spacecraft) -- History.
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Space flight to the moon -- History.
Moon -- Exploration -- History.
Publisher New York : Chichester, UK :Springer ;2011
Published in association with Praxis Pub.,
Other Titles Apollo twelve
Apollo XII
Language English
Notes "NASA's moon program ; Apollo XII : Conrad - Gordon - Bean"--Cover.
Description xix, 522 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781441976062 (pbk.)
144197606X (pbk.)
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