How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites: Everything You Need to Know by James L. ChenHow to Find the Apollo Landing Sites: Everything You Need to Know by James L. Chen

How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites: Everything You Need to Know

byJames L. Chen

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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This book is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look like now. Each Apollo mission is examined in detail, with photos that progressively zoom-in to guide the reader in locating the Apollo landing sites. Guided by official NASA photographs from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the original Apollo missions, the reader can view the Moon with a new appreciation of the accomplishment of landing astronauts on its surface. Countless people have gazed at the Moon in the night sky knowing the successes of the Apollo Program in landing men on the Moon. After the information in this guide, casual and serious observers can actually point out where the Apollo landings occurred as well as knowing why those sites were chosen.
James Chen is retired from the Department of the Navy and Federal Aviation Administration where he worked as a Radar and Surveillance Systems Engineer. A guest lecturer at local Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland astronomy clubs on amateur astronomy topics of eyepiece design and optical filters, he wrote a short Astronomy Magazin...
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Title:How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites: Everything You Need to KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:253 pagesPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331906455X

ISBN - 13:9783319064550

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Table of Contents

Forward.- Introduction.- What You Need to Know About the Moon.- What You Need to Know About Telescopes.- Apollo 11.- Apollo 12.- Apollo 13.- Apollo 14.- Apollo 15.- Apollo 16.- Apollo 17.- Ranger.- Surveyor.- Crash Sites of Saturn Third Stage and LM Ascent Stages.- The Moon, Mars, and the Future.- Acknowledgements.- NASA Abbreviations.- Recommended Reading.- Author's Telescope and Camera Equipment.- Basic Telescope Calculations.- Bibliography.- Author and Graphics Designer Biography.- Index.