Where No Man Has Gone Before: a History of NASA's Apollo Lunar Expeditions: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions 9780486135564, 048613556X, 9781306350532, 1306350530

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Where No Man Has Gone Before: a History of NASA's Apollo Lunar Expeditions: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions
 9780486135564, 048613556X, 9781306350532, 1306350530

Table of contents :
Title Page
Copyright Page
INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Table of Contents
1 --
AMERICA STARTS FOR THE MOON: 1957-1963
Organizing for Space Exploration
Project Apollo: The Decision
Project Apollo: The Debate
Project Apollo: Prospects, 1963
2 --
LINKING SCIENCE TO MANNED SPACE FLIGHT
The Moon and the Space Science Program
Manned Space Flight and Science
Coordinating Science and Apollo
Reorganizing Around Apollo
1963: Progress and Prospects
3 --
APOLLO'S LUNAR EXPLORATION PLANS
Scientific Interest in the Moon
Planning for Lunar Exploration. Headquarters-Center Relations in ScienceLunar Surface Experiments
Woods Hole and Falmouth Conferences, Summer 1965
Site Selection: Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter
4 --
HANDLING SAMPLES FROM THE MOON
Early Plans for Lunar Sample Management
The Specter of "Back-Contamination"
Congress Objects to the Receiving Laboratory
Completing Design and Starting Construction
Staffing the Lunar Receiving Laboratory
5 --
SELECTING AND TRAINING THE CREWS
Test-Pilot Astronauts
Scientists Call for Representation on Apollo Crews
Organizing the Astronaut Corps
More Missions, More Astronauts. Moving Into Flight OperationsSelection of the First Scientist-Astronauts
Future Plans Require Yet More Astronauts
Headquarters Expands the Ranks of Scientist-Astronauts
Scientists in the Astronaut Corps
6 --
MISSION AND SCIENCE PLANNING: 1963-1966
Operational Constraints on Landing Sites
Scientific Input to Site Selection
Site Selection: Early Results from Unmanned Programs
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments
MSC Develops a Science Organization
Apollo at the End of 1966
7 --
SETBACK AND RECOVERY: 1967
Death at the Cape
The Fire and the Science Program. PSAC Examines Post-Apollo Science PlansLunar Science and Exploration: Santa Cruz, 1967
The Purse Strings Draw Tighter
Lunar Exploration Program Office Established
Lunar Receiving Laboratory: Management and Sample Handling
Complexities of Quarantine
1967: A Critical Year
8 --
FINAL PREPARATIONS: 1968
Spacecraft and Mission Progress
Lunar Surface Experiments
Lunar Receiving Laboratory
Problems with Back-Contamination Control
Final Simulations and Certification
Picking Landing Sites
Looking Beyond the First Landings
Mission Planning and Operations, 1968. The Apollo Decade Draws to a Close9 --
PRIMARY MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: 1969
Crew Activities, 1968-1969
A Second Group of Scientist-Astronauts
Crew Training and Flight Operations
Apollo 11 Crew Makes Ready
The First Lunar Explorers
Scientific Work Begins
The Astronauts in Quarantine
Public Interest in Lunar Samples
Astronauts Given Clean Bill of Health
Releasing the Samples
Scientific Side Issues: Security and Publication
The End of the Beginning
10 --
LUNAR EXPLORATION BEGINS
On With Lunar Exploration
Selecting Sites for Exploration.

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