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Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

Harland, David M

Praxis Publishing, UK

2011, XIX, 522 p.

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  • The first published account of the Apollo missions devoting a whole book to each flight
  • Brings to life the stories of flight plans, mission reports and flight transcripts
  • Each book contains colour sections displaying high-resolution scans from NASA/original Hasselblad film

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 men to land on the Moon. It spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for the success of future lunar surface explorations.

Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

  • contains over 30 page of color images, including high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film;
  • covers the mission from its planning through to completion;
  • includes conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted;
  • in the definitive 'popular' account of this mission.

This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has bene told in its entirety, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Apollo 11 - Apollo missions - Apollo spacecraft - Gemini missions - Lunar exploration - Lunar missions - Manned lunar landing

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Popular Astronomy

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