On the Moon: The Apollo Journals

Paperback | April 13, 2007

byGrant Heiken, Eric Jones

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This book explains how the Apollo crews learned to work on the lunar surface. Its lively and informative text draws heavily on transcripts and photographs to illustrate points. It puts the reader on the lunar surface with the astronauts, sharing their observations, excitement, and frustrations. Many people who are interested in space exploration are too young to remember much about the events that led to the Apollo Program and the global excitement that accompanied the missions. Interest in the first lunar landing transcended all political, economic, and social borders. It is vitally important to revisit the roots of mankind's boldest exploration, examining the astronauts' observations, tallying the accuracy of our assumptions, and gaining new perspective for this century's missions.

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This book explains how the Apollo crews learned to work on the lunar surface. Its lively and informative text draws heavily on transcripts and photographs to illustrate points. It puts the reader on the lunar surface with the astronauts, sharing their observations, excitement, and frustrations. Many people who are interested in space e...

Grant Heiken worked for NASA during the Apollo and Skylab Programs, in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, as a geology instructor in the astronaut training program, and conducting independent research on lunar surface processes, including volcanism. He is a co-editor of "Lunar Sourcebook-A User's Guide to the Moon" (Cambridge University P...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:506 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:April 13, 2007Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387489398

ISBN - 13:9780387489391

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Table of Contents

Adapting to a New World.- A Damned Hard Walk, Followed by a Little Golf.- The Lunar Dune Buggy.- The Descartes Highlands - High Land but no Volcanoes.- Drilling Troubles.- The Volcanoes of Taurus-Littrow - Explosive Volcanism on the Moon.- Boulder Rolling - Surprises During the Last Manned Lunar Mission.

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From the reviews:"Jones and Heiken have chosen key parts of the Apollo surface expeditions for this book. . There are introductions to each mission section, explaining why the particular landing site was selected. . This would be a good book to have handy while you're watching the Spacecraft Films Apollo DVD sets, especially the ones for the final three lunar missions. . overall the book provides a very good introduction to the ALSJ and to a deeper understanding of the crews' activities on the lunar surface." (Liftoff, Issue 244, March-April, 2008)