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Space Exploration
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Returning People to the Moon After Apollo

Will It Be Another Fifty Years?

Authors: Norris, Pat

  • Adopts a much larger chronological perspective than most other Apollo books in analyzing why there have been no further human missions to the Moon in the intervening five decades
  • Provides an objective and realistic assessment of modern space projects aimed at sending humans to the Moon
  • Offers an insider's expert account of the evolving space industry
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About this book

July 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the surface of the Moon. As people celebrate the anniversary of this great American achievement, they might wonder why there have been no further human missions to the Moon since the last Apollo mission (Apollo 17) in 1972 –  none from the United States or any other country. 
This book assesses the technical legacy of the Apollo missions based on the 50 years of space developments since the program's end. The question “Why haven’t there been more human missions to the Moon?” is explored through a multidisciplinary approach that weaves together technological and historical perspectives.The nine manned Apollo missions, including the six that landed on the Moon, are described here by an author who has 50 years of experience in the space industry and whose work spanned the Apollo 8-13 Missions. This historical backdrop will inform the final section of the book, which provides a comprehensive assessment of today’s programs and current plans for sending humans to the Moon.

About the authors


Pat Norris’s 50 years of space experience includes the Apollo Moon landings as a NASA contractor and the Hubble Space Telescope as a European Space Agency programme manager. Since 1980, he has worked for CGI, and he is currently a part-time consultant to its Space Business Unit. He was Chairman of the trade association of Britain’s space industry, Ukspace, from 1995 to 1997 and Chairman of the Space Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) from 2004 to 2012. He is the author of two books on space surveillance as well as many articles, book chapters and conference presentations on all aspects of space. He is a Fellow of the RAeS and of the Royal Institute of Navigation, as well as a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He was awarded the Apollo Individual Achievement Award in 1969 and the Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14915-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • Due: August 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14914-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Returning People to the Moon After Apollo
Book Subtitle
Will It Be Another Fifty Years?
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14915-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14914-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 240
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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